Member since 17 Apr 2013
Total posts 63
Hope everyone is well :). Just your thoughts on borders being closed again...
Am I right in saying > Australia has closed its borders to planned international students/workers for another two week; however Australian's can still travel overseas at this point in time?
The current closure only effects students/workers and their families who were initially going to be allowed back December?
Ive got a trip coming up to Singapore and Thailand and will still travel overseas if those countries do not close to myself... This is confusing.
British Airways - Executive Club
Member since 24 Jan 2012
Total posts 87
Correct. Australian citizens and permanent residents can still leave and return to Australia.
The only changes are, depending on which state / territory you return to:
- You may need to isolate at home for an extended period (3 days for NSW/ACT/VIC and 14 days instead of 7 for SA)
- You can no longer connect immediately on a domestic flight and must complete this isolation period in your arrival port
This advice may change, as restrictions are updated.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 441
i'm glad councils are also not making decisions on borders. This is a circus.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 09 Jun 2016
Total posts 17
Originally Posted by KW72
The fascist circus returns for another tour, led by the incompetent PM and rogue state premiers.
Using borders once again as an opportunistic and racist political weapon.
Originally Posted by X
Member since 04 Dec 2017
Total posts 25
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 731
KW72 I’m not quite sure where you’re coming from there is a new version of the bug out there and it is perfectly sensible to get a handle on how to manage it. Deferring visitors for a couple of weeks while they work out infectious rates and therefore quarantine arrangements makes perfect sense.
Member since 07 May 2020
Total posts 113
It sounds like the perfect perpetual pandemic. So do we look forward to another 18 months of wait and see?
GoRobin it’s not 18 months but closer to 18 days. It seems the latest version of the bug seems to be relatively benign and so like the Spanish flu before it, morphs into a version of the common cold. That’s if we’re lucky!!! But good to check it out some more. The testing process to see if that is right takes a couple of weeks. I also note it seems people are not taking the PCR test three days after arrival and then whinge if the system gets stricter. Go figure as they say.
3 weeks to flatten the curve turned into 18 months just to start again with some Plan B still to be determined over the next 18 months.
Member since 26 Mar 2020
Total posts 55
Originally Posted by benjo
Member since 11 Sep 2018
Total posts 22
Short term pain for long term gain.
This is the problem that people don't see the effects of it in India etc and only see how developed nations have handled it post immunisation and isolation.
If you let it rip I can assure you our hospitals will quickly fall over and travelling will be the least of your worries. We're only doing ok because we haven't inundated them.
Originally Posted by GoRobin
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