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US News Coronavirus. Australia will probably not reopen its borders in 2021

09:05  18 january  2021
09:05  18 january  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Australia is unlikely to reopen its international borders until 2021 , according to Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham. Mexico City Is Turning 500 in 2021 — Here's Why You Should Plan a Visit. The Best Places to Travel in 2021 . Disney World's Blizzard Beach Sets 2021 Reopening Date.

Australia is unlikely to open its borders for international travel until the end of 2021 In most cases, restrictions are expected to lift by December this year; however, Western Australia will not reopen its border until April 2021 . Australia has managed to keep coronavirus rates relatively low, with 27

L'Australie restera certainement fermée aux étrangers au cours de l'année 2021. © Patrick HAMILTON / AFP Australia will certainly remain closed to foreigners during the year 2021.

The Australian secretary in the Department of Health announced that the country had intends to maintain border restrictions over the coming months, in order to limit the flow of the novel coronavirus.

Australia is not expected to reopen its borders to foreign travelers in 2021, despite vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 which will progress worldwide, a senior Australian official said on Monday of Health.

Secretary of the Department of Health, Brendan Murphy is a key government advisor. He ruled that 2021 should not be hoped for a return to smooth border traffic. "I think we will still have significant border restrictions for most of the year," , he told ABC.

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Australia closed its borders in March, early into the pandemic. To date, it has recorded 27,263 cases and 898 deaths. It has fared better than other nations Western Australia 's borders are closed to the rest of Australia . The government there has said it may not reopen its borders until April, according

Western Australia . WA closed its border for the first time in history earlier this year. (ABC News: Keane Bourke). Not only do Western Australia 's borders remain closed, but we haven't been told when they might reopen . Previously, the state said a tentative date for reopening borders would be

Will there be widespread reopening of Australia's international borders this year?

"I think the answer is probably no ... even if we have a lot of the population vaccinated, we don't know whether that will prevent transmission of the virus," says Professor Brendan Murphy. pic.twitter.com/f1K2k7asgd

- News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) January 17, 2021

“Even though a large portion of the population is vaccinated, we don't know if this will prevent transmission of the virus. "

" And it is likely that the quarantine measures will remain for some time.

As a result of these restrictions, tens of thousands of Australians remain stranded abroad. Those who return must pay around AU $ 3,000 (€ 1,900) for their 14-day hotel quarantine.

Australia, with a population of some 25 million, has reached agreements to obtain doses of the Covid vaccine developed by the British group AstraZeneca with the University of Oxford and for that of Pfizer / BioNTech.

The government is still waiting for the green light from the regulator. Vaccinations should not start before the end of February.

Seychelles: Dream vacation goes quarantine-free - with vaccination .
The dream beaches of the Seychelles are still deserted, but the tourism industry is preparing intensively for the return of visitors. © David Keyton / DavidKeyton Footprints on the beach These are allowed to enter quarantine-free if they present proof of a complete vaccination and a negative PCR test that must not be older than 72 hours . The island nation needs its visitors, and a large part of the economy depends on them. hotel owner Terry Sandapin is delighted to reopen.

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