The Australian government has warned travellers to not get excited about overseas travel despite Qantas putting international tickets on sale from July 1, saying there’s no guarantee they will be able fly as long as Australia’s international borders stay shut.
Deputy Prime Minister and Transport Minister Michael McCormack said the international border will only fully reopen once Covid-19 is no longer a public health risk.
“Decisions about when international travel resumes will be made by the Australian government,” he said on Tuesday.
The Australian government has banned citizens from leaving the country unless they receive an exemption, which can include travel for business or on compassionate grounds. McCormack said while ticket sales were a “commercial decision for airlines”, Australian borders may remain closed by the middle of this year.
(Source: Stuff news 06 January 2021)