AUSTRALIA CLOSED AGAIN...

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benjo

Member since 17 Apr 2013

Total posts 62

Hi All,

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.



Benjie.



X

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.

mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 357

i'm glad councils are also not making decisions on borders. This is a circus.

JB123

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 09 Jun 2016

Total posts 10

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.

racist?!

benjo

Member since 17 Apr 2013

Total posts 62

Originally Posted by X

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.

Yeah I thought that was the case however I had to write it out and question myself as its just so hard to keep up at each end of any border you plan on going to...


Cheers.

Sr Batrill

Member since 04 Dec 2017

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.

Would you people just stop....for heavens sake.

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 651

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.

GoRobin

Member since 07 May 2020

Total posts 93

It sounds like the perfect perpetual pandemic. So do we look forward to another 18 months of wait and see?

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 651

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.

GoRobin

Member since 07 May 2020

Total posts 93

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.

Travellz

Member since 26 Mar 2020

Total posts 31

Originally Posted by benjo

Hi All,

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.



Benjie.



your in luck Singapore has opened up their Vaccinated travel lane to Thailand from mid december and before the new variant Thailand was about to do away with the 1 night quaratine and PCR on arrival and replace with just a Rapid antigen test after immigration control and then traveller could exit the airport like that did precovid but that has now been delayed.

Drakesy

Member since 11 Sep 2018

Total posts 6

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.

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 651

Originally Posted by GoRobin

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.

They’re open now to all and sundry subject to vaccination, with rapid rising case numbers.

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