Tourism Australia industry update

Sunday 21st November marked the start of quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated citizens from Singapore to Australia, with Tourism Australia launching a new campaign Yours to Explore.

On Monday the Prime Minister delivered further good news  with the announcement of quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated citizens from Japan and South Korea, commencing from 1 December. While this arrangement with Japan and South Korea is initially one-way, covering quarantine-free travel to Australia, we look forward to two-way travel reopening with these two really important markets for Australian tourism in time. 

And in  perhaps the biggest step forward on Monday was the announcement of the return of eligible working holiday makers, who are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), from 1 December as well. Working holiday makers are a critical part of our visitor economy, tending to stay longer and spending more in the process as they combine work and travel during their time in Australia. The arrangements will apply to eligible visa holders of the Working Holiday Maker (Subclass 417) and Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462). 

Hear from Tourism Australia’s Managing Director, Phillipa Harrison, in her monthly video update for industry focusing on our international borders reopening to some countries –

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