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Australian Border Reopens

Source: Business Events Australia; published by Exhibit City Staff

Australia is reopening its borders to quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated travelers on February 21.   The announcement is part of Australia’s planned re-opening of international travel and builds on quarantine-free travel arrangements with Singapore, Japan and South Korea.

“The announcement enabling fully vaccinated business events delegates to Australia quarantine-free from is a significant step in rebuilding international visitation from Australia’s key international business events markets across the globe,” Tourism Australia managing director Phillipa Harrison said.  “Australia has long been a popular outbound destination for business events delegates, with 950,000 visitors traveling to our country pre-COVID spending A$4.02 billion for the year to 31 March 2020.  Throughout the pandemic Business Events Australia has maintained an active presence to keep Australia top of mind and maintain engagement with our customers abroad. Now, with the reopening of travel to Australia, Business Events Australia will be working with its trade and distribution partners on a dedicated marketing campaign to make sure our prospective customers know we’re open and ready to welcome delegates back to enjoy our exceptional destinations, world-class venues and unique experiences.”

The Australian government has announced Australia will reopen to all fully vaccinated visa holders, tourists, business travelers, and other visitors on February 21. Visa holders who are not fully vaccinated will still require a valid travel exemption to enter Australia, and will be subject to state and territory quarantine requirements.

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