Australia May Not Welcome Tourists Until 202122/06/2020
Australia is a favourite country for tourism among holiday makers from across the globe. But, there is a likelihood that Australia may not welcome tourists until 2021.
Since, Covid-19 pandemic Australia has recorded 7,474 confirmed cases, 6,903 recovery rates and 102 death (as of June 22, 2020).
In contrast to, infection rates from other Western nations on earth. Australia has very much lower death rates than any other countries in the world.
However, it is very likely that Australia may not welcome tourists until 2021 as a precautionary measure to protect its citizens and permanent residents.
According to Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, “I do sadly think that in terms of open tourist-related travel in or out of Australia, that remains quite some distance off.”
In a speech to the National Press Club, Mr Birmingham said: “We can simply work through the 14-day quarantine periods that have worked so well in terms of returning Australians to this country safely.”
Meanwhile, Australia is one of the preferable holiday destination among holiday-makers.
During 2019, the country did received 9.5 million international visitors.
International tourists had contributed $AU45.4 or £25 (conversion rates 1 AUD = 0.554087 GBP rates as of June 22, 2020) billion towards the Australian economy, report reveals.
But, there was a return of Covid-19 after British travellers travelled to New Zealand with the disease.
There are possibilities that Australia may allow travellers from New Zealand. As, citizens of both countries do not require visas as part of Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement.
Also, both countries Covid-19 is currently under control.
Previously, one of the Australia’s court has thrown out back-packers tax.