Australians who have received their Covid-19 vaccinations could soon be able to leave the country and return with less harsh quarantine requirements as part of a new trial.
According to The Guardian, a new pilot could be trialled within six weeks, with federal health minister Greg Hunt reportedly revealing the plan in the Coalition party room today.
The publication claims modelling kicked off on Monday, and the program could commence this winter.
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However, fully vaccinated Australians would likely still not be able to travel freely as they did before the pandemic, with movement potentially limited to nations where vaccine status can be readily confirmed, such as the UK, US, Singapore and Canada.
A “grading” system could also be introduced to rank the risk of travellers bringing the virus back home, with different restrictions attached to different gradings.
Australia officially closed its borders in March 2020, in a response to the Covid-19…