Pack Your Bags! Australia to Resume International Travel from December

Scott Morrison said that international travel would resume across the country.

Pack Your Bags! Australia to Resume International Travel from December
International travel planned to resume from December.

Finally, it’s time to pack your bags, mates, and go on a holiday you’ve been dreaming of for about two years now. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that Australia will resume international travel from December 2021.

International travel

In a press conference held outside an airport hangar, Morrison said that international travel would resume across the country. This change is finally happening because the country has a huge vaccination rate. However, Western Australia and another state must also increase the state’s vaccination population by then.

Alan Joyce, the Qantas CEO, also stated that staff levels for the airline would return to full capacity in January (to make international travel smoother). Over the next few weeks, the Australian-owned airline will start resuming some long-haul flights from Sydney to Los Angeles and Sydney to London. Flights to Singapore are expected to resume by November, while flights to Fiji will resume in early December. The flights to South Africa will resume in early January, while the flights to Bangkok will begin in the middle of January. So, international travel would extend by January.



Talking about Singapore, Morrison said Australia is “in the final stages of concluding an arrangement with the Singapore government.” We anticipate that being able to be achieved within the next week or so, as we would open up to more visa class holders coming out of Singapore. We will see that occur. To those ports here in Australia that will be open in the same way as they are here in Sydney, and we would expect to see that align pretty much with the timetable that Qantas has announced today regarding when they will have flights going to Singapore.”

He also added, “Australia is en route to be one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, and here in New South Wales, as well as in the ACT and Victoria charging in behind as well, we are seeing those vaccination rates continue to rise. The national plan was all about opening up Australia safely so we can remain safely open, and that’s what we are seeing here today. And that means planes get back in the sky, it means people go out and get their hair cut again – as I’m sure they’re doing in large numbers today down in Melbourne and across Victoria. It means that families are coming together again. It means kids are going back to school. It means the reunification of our country, which I know we have all been so keen to see. That begins with this.”


Dominic Perrottet, NSW Premier, said that the date from which people from Victoria will be allowed to enter NSW would be announced very shortly. We think that resumption of international travel is something we should cheer about. International travel will allow frustrated Aussies to take a vacation and get over the horrors of COVID-19. Don’t you agree, mates?

Share this on social media