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Trade and Tourism Minister Dan Tehan has given details about Australia’s planned reopening of international borders.
Mr Tehan told Today that caps on international arrivals would be lifted when Australia hits 80 per cent double vaccination.
“The national plan that was agreed by all states and territories leaders … that once we hit that 80 per cent mark, those international caps get lifted.”
Current international arrival caps have seen thousands of Australians oversees unable to return home during the pandemic.
Mr Tehan said reopening the borders will begin with outbound travel.
Inbound travel will then begin with countries that have high vaccination rates such as New Zealand and Singapore.
“Obviously with New Zealand we’re able to do that quarantine-free. It would be great if we could get that up and running again.
“Then we’re in discussion with the Pacific Islands, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, the US, the UK on what those travel arrangements will look like.”