Could Australia open for vaccinated tourists in 2022?
Australia, which has been pursuing a “zero-Covid” policy for a year, may open to overseas tourists by 2022 – but possibly only to those who have been vaccinated.
The prime minister, Scott Morrison, told reporters: “I think it is a reasonable expectation that as time goes on, as the vaccination rolls out across the world and here in Australia, you should rightly expect that things will change and how we manage the virus.”
Speaking at one of the vaccine hubs that has been set up in Sydney, Mr Morrison indicated that airlines will be closely involved with vaccine passport plans, and that the type of vaccine may be relevant. Vaccinations in the Australian state of New South Wales begin on Monday.
At present overseas tourists are banned from Australia, and there have been repeated…