The Australian government has confirmed that it will not be able to open its borders to international travel by the end of 2021.
This rule applies both ways, which means Australians will be mostly unable to travel abroad, and tourists will not be able to enter Australia.
Treasurer Josh Friedenberg has confirmed the decision to wait until the vaccine is available after the federal budget, reports News.com.
He said: “International travel, including tourists and international students, will be closed until the end of next year and is expected to return gradually over time, and a vaccine available at the end of 2021 is one of the budget estimates.
“We have done everything possible to give Australia the best chance of being vaccinated.”
He added: “We know that the road out of this crisis will be incredible. We also know that this budget outlines potential alternatives and negative scenarios. We are not accepting anything. ”
The country’s internal borders are expected to open earlier to allow travel within Australia.
In most cases, the restrictions are expected to be reduced by December this year; However, Western Australia will not reopen its borders until April 2021.
Australia has managed to keep the coronavirus rate relatively low, with 227,162 cases still confirmed and only 897 deaths.
By comparison, there have been more than half a million cases in the UK so far and more than 42,000 deaths.
Travel-starving Australians were keen to book a seven-hour spectacular trip, which departs from Sydney and pays $ 575 (5,445) and 2, 7,765 (1,2145) for tickets without touching anywhere on the journey.