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Australia States urged to reopen borders for tourists

02:29  19 may  2020
02:29  19 may  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Rome (AFP) - Italy will reopen to European tourists from early June and scrap a 14-day mandatory quarantine period, the But on Wednesday, the EU set out plans for a phased restart of summer travel, urging member states to reopen its internal borders , while recommending that external

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Queensland Transport Inspectors © Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images Queensland Transport Inspectors Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham has urged state and territory governments to open borders to domestic holiday-makers when safe.

Queensland has flagged border closures with southern states until at least September, prompting despair from tourism groups.

WA and SA are also signalling borders will remain shut in coming months with tourists unlikely to be allowed in until the end of winter.

Senator Birmingham said states and territories should continue on the road map to reopening.

"Those states who've got border controls in place, assuming we've continued to see very low rates of transmission of COVID-19, ought to be looking at opening up their borders," he Today on Tuesday.

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ROME: Italy will reopen to European tourists from early June and scrap a 14-day mandatory quarantine period, the government said on Saturday, as it But on Wednesday, the EU set out plans for a phased restart of summer travel, urging member states to reopen its internal borders , while

Tourism accounts for 10 per cent of the bloc's GDP, and a number of governments have announced in the past week that they will lift border restrictions for fellow member states Lithuania’s prime minister Saulius Skvernelis labelled the decision “an opportunity for businesses to reopen , and a glimmer of

Tourism has been one of the hardest-hit sectors as governments acted to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

The industry employs one in 13 Australians, with most forced on to wage subsidies or the temporarily boosted dole.

Senator Birmingham said while health was the priority, it was important to get the economy moving again.

"We need people moving across this country again when it's safe to do so," he said.

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