The ongoing COVID pandemic continues to generate restrictions for those unwilling to get vaccinated. In Australia, the country’s borders are closed, but the good news is that there is a way to travel abroad. Scott Morrison, who is Prime Minister of the country, announced the plan to make vaccinated individuals benefit from reopening of borders, according to CNN.
The decision is expected to be put into practice in November, and it addresses citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated for COVID.
55% of Australia’s population is fully vaccinated for COVID
The vaccination campaign in Australia is going pretty well. 55% of the country’s population is fully vaccinated for the coronavirus, while the first dose rates are rapidly approaching 80%. Under these circumstances, the Prime Minister says as cited by CNN that the country’s government “has been finalizing plans so Australian families can be reunited, Australian workers can travel in and out of our country, and we can work towards welcoming tourists back to our shores.”
He also adds, according to the same source:
“Many countries around the world have now safely reopened to international travel and it will shortly be time for Australia to take the next step.”
However, the restrictions that Australia imposed on its citizens to slow down the infection rate with COVID had proven to be pretty useful. According to info brought by worldometers.info, the country has reported only a bit over 107,000 cases of infections and roughly 1,300 deaths caused by the coronavirus.
According to CNN, another government statement says:
Australian citizens and permanent residents who cannot be vaccinated — for example if they are under 12 or have a medical condition — will be treated as vaccinated for the purposes of their travel.
The worldwide COVID vaccination campaign has caused 45.4% of the planet’s population to have received at least one of the necessary shots, according to Our World in Data.