According to a report, Australians looking forward to an adventure abroad are told by their government that borders will reopen by Christmas, if not earlier.
Tourism Minister Dan Tehan, who is scheduled to travel overseas next week for crucial trade discussions, made the pledge in a video speech to the National Press Club on Wednesday.
“I do empathize with the Australians who have been denied the opportunity to travel overseas this year,” Tehan said.
“It’s another reason why everyone should get vaccinated and we have to stick to the national plan that will see our international border open up – at this rate by Christmas at the latest.”
As part of the national program, Australians are set to be allowed to travel abroad after 80 percent of adults (16 and over) are completely immunized.
Australia has been in talks with several nations to create “travel bubbles” and further trials are underway to create the concept of a home quarantine for returning travelers.
Tehan stated that the vaccination certificate QR code system was given to Australia’s overseas embassies to conduct compatibilitychecks.