The good news: Australia is among the 14 countries whose citizens are deemed sufficiently coronavirus-"safe" to enter the European Union from July 1, without the need to spend two weeks in isolation.
The not-so-good news: Australians are, of course, still restricted from all but essential travel, with exemptions available only for a clutch of categories and special cases – and a 14-day quarantine period will still apply on your return to Australia, as it does for all arriving travellers.
None the less, the EU bloc has sanctioned visitors from just over a dozen countries to help restart its economy as the northern summer peak holiday season looms.
Those countries are: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
They've all passed pandemic muster based on "epidemiological factors" such as the number of new infections, infection trend-lines and confidence in their data and testing procedures.
UK travellers will also enjoy free movement, as its citizens are being treated as citizens of an EU member state until the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December, the EU Commission says.
The USA, Russia, India and Brazil failed to make the cut due to their high number of infections, which show little sign of abating in the short term.
China is also on the exclusion list, although the EU maintains that Chinese citizens will be allowed into the EU once China lifts its own ban on EU citizens.
Individual EU member states are permitted to impose their own travel restrictions: the Irish government says it will maintain a 14-day quarantine for all UK entries, while Greece will uphold a ban on flights from Britain.
The move comes three months after the European Union closed its borders to all non-essential travel.
As previously reported, the UK hopes to open travel to Australia as part of a new "traffic light" system permitting travel to and from dozens of low-risk countries without the need to go into quarantine for two weeks.
Under the scheme, countries will be classified as green, amber or red, based on infection levels and trajectories, reliability of official data and confidence in each country's test and trace systems.