Scott Morrison-led Federal Government has revised its anticipated timeline for significantly reopening international borders to mid-2022.
Australia’s national carrier in a statement posted on its website has notified that it would “adjust” its planned international flight schedule.
“This means it will be pushing think of flying by late December.
The Federal Government has revised its anticipated timeline for the completion of Australia’s vaccine rollout to end-2021 and its timeline for significantly reopening our international borders to mid-2022.
In light of these two dates, we’ll adjust our planned international flights from end-October to late December 2021. Our flights between Australia and New Zealand are unchanged. We remain optimistic that additional bubbles will open once Australia’s vaccine rollout is complete to countries who, by then, are in a similar position, but it’s difficult to predict which ones at this stage.
We will keep reviewing these plans as we move towards December and circumstances evolve.
If you’re booked to travel internationally between 31 October and 19 December 2021, don’t take any action and wait to hear from us with the options available to you. You can choose to cancel your flight yourself. However, if you do, you may be charged a cancellation fee in accordance with your fare rules.”