Scott Morrison announces reopening of borders for another country
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed Australia will open its borders to fully vaccinated travelers to another favorite.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed that Australia will open its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from Singapore as part of the latest nationwide campaign to boost tourism.
“Australia opens its doors to fully vaccinated Singaporean travelers in November,” the prime minister said in a press release Monday evening.
“This is another important step in our step-by-step approach to a safe reopening to the world that we have outlined in the national plan.
“This follows the announcement this week that fully vaccinated travelers from New Zealand will be welcomed in October.
“This means that in a few weeks Australia will be welcoming tourists from two of our top ten travel destinations. This is the billion dollar boost the Australian tourism industry has been waiting for.
“Step by step, everything we know and love about Australia is gradually returning to normal.”
Foreign Minister and Minister for Women Senator Marise Payne said the arrangement followed Singapore’s recent announcement to welcome fully vaccinated Australians.
“Many Australians live and work in Singapore and vice versa. The strong trade over many decades has been to the benefit of our two countries, ”said Minister Payne.
“This attests to the strength of our friendship and the effective management of COVID in each of our countries that we have been able to agree on this first step in reopening normal travel.
“As we continue our joint regional recovery from the pandemic, the resumption of travel between Singapore and Australia will provide great opportunities for moving forward.”
Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Dan Tehan said the move was the next logical step for Australia to reopen its doors to the world.
“Australia remains a popular and world-renowned destination and this is just the beginning of our return to international tourism,” said Minister Tehan.
“Australian tourism operators and the 660,000 industry workers will welcome visitors to Singapore with open arms.
“Arrivals without quarantine demonstrate the success of our national plan and the strength of our recovery. “
Details of the arrangement include:
Singaporeans must leave Singapore to be considered eligible
No requirement to have spent 14 days in Singapore prior to travel
No quarantine requirement on arrival in Australia
Agreements will begin from November 21 with participating jurisdictions including New South Wales and Victoria