Australian travel ban extended by 3 months.
The Australian government has extended the emergency travel ban by an additional three months.
It is still considered that the rest of the world “continues to pose an unacceptable public health risk” to Australian borders.
Australian Health Minister, Greg Hunt, issued a statement on Tuesday 2nd March 2021, explaining that the human biosecurity emergency period which was due to expire on 17 March 2021, has now been extended to 17 June 2021.
It was last extended on the 8th December 2020, by Greg Hunt, with an expiry date of 17 March 2021.
While this ban is in force, travel is only permitted to those with a travel ban exemption.
There are expectations that a further extension to this travel ban will be made in June, to cover until September or October.
Australia’s main airline, Qantas, has announced that it is planning for a restart of full operations by October 2021, with its hopes of Australia’s international border being open by October 2021.
Qantas: On 25 February 2021, we announced a further suspension of scheduled international flights (with the exception of flights between Australia and New Zealand) until the end of October 2021 due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation. If you’re booked to travel, wait to hear from us before taking any action.