Australia to reopen borders in November after 18 months of restrictions

Australia will begin to reopen its borders in November, 18 months after citizens were banned from travelling overseas without permission.

An estimated 30,000 expatriate Australians have been separated from their families since borders closed on March 20 last year and many more waited months to gain entry under strict border restrictions. Foreign residents were also trapped in Australia, knowing they were unlikely to regain entry if they left the country.

The exact timing of the border reopening will depend on when Australian states reach their 80 per cent vaccination targets and, crucially, on local political approval.


The National

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