Today, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison informed that he is in talks with the New South Wales state government to accelerate a plan to open international travel. In a video, Morrison informed that the New South Wales government is looking at ways to fast track home quarantine in November, and if it is successful then they will open up the international border into New South Wales.
“That would mean home quarantine for vaccinated Australians wishing to return home via Sydney, and giving the option for international travel for vaccinated Australians to leave and return,” he added.
Till now, no specific date to reopen the international border has been mentioned by Morrison. Earlier this month, he had announced that bans on international travel will be lifted in November. From Monday, Sydney is all set to ease lockdown measures.
New South Wales today, reported 477 fresh COVID-19 cases along with 6 deaths. The surge in cases has forced five million people in the state capital Sydney into a lockdown for 100 days. However, as the state had successfully vaccinated 70 percent of its people, New South Wales was ready to ease some restrictions.