Australia to reopen its borders to travelers from February 21 after two years
"If you're double vaccinated, we look forward to welcoming you back to Australia," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, February 7, 2022, that from February 21, the country's borders will be fully reopened to all travellers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
"If you're double vaccinated, we look forward to welcoming you back to Australia," Morrison said during a media briefing.
Australia has been gradually reopening its borders after closing them in March 2020, allowing only its citizens and residents, skilled migrants, international students, and some seasonal workers in.
Approximately 95 percent of the eligible population aged 16 and above has received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, and nearly nine million people have received more than two doses.
To enter the country, the government currently requires all international visitors to be vaccinated or provide proof of a medical vaccination exemption. While the highly transmissible Omicron strain of Covid-19 continues to spread, hospitalizations and deaths in Australia have stabilised.