Government to trial overseas travel for vaccinated Australians

A ‘pilot program’ to begin in August would unlock international travel and provide further inducement to speed up vaccinations.

Australians who’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may be dusting off their passports in the coming months under a trial program to be rolled out by the Federal Government.

The scheme could allow them to travel to selected countries, including low-risk destinations, and return without facing quarantine provided they show a negative COVID result on arrival.

It would also recognise vaccinations received in other countries, in order to speed up the return of Australians stranded overseas.

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