Australians could have access to a three-way travel bubble with Singapore and New Zealand by the center of the year, with Fiji also keen to hitch .Speaking on Today, Minister for Trade and Tourism Dan Tehan said he would be involved in key discussions with Singapore counterparts within the coming months.Other Pacific nations, like Fiji, could potentially be brought into the combination .
Mr Tehan said nations agreeing on a digital coronavirus vaccination travel passport, particularly how it had been logistically deployed and managed at borders, was pivotal to the arrangement."One of the keys is ensuring that we will get that vaccine passport validated," Mr Tehan said."That will enable that two-way visit occur, hopefully without quarantining down the track."
International travel could resume in October once the Australian adult population has been vaccinated against COVID-19.The recommencement of international travel would depend upon variety of things , including the country's progress on the vaccine rollout.
The government would also got to monitor whether the COVID-19 vaccines are successful at preventing transmission of the virus.Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed today Australia was on target to reopening its borders by the October target, however there have been no guarantees.
PM Morrison said it had been still "too soon" to form a choice on whether travellers would wish to undertake quarantine upon arriving into the country.International arrivals may have to undergo a sort of quarantine - potentially reception - or they could not need to quarantine in the least .The decision would be supported "medical evidence", Mr Morrison said."It remains timely , about a number of those matters," he said.