The Australian Government is considering halving the quarantine period to one week for low-COVID transmission countries, including Korea. The changes would affect international students and business travellers in a bid to reopen Australia to international travel.
Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)’s Insiders program that two pathways exist for international travel. One could use the quarantine system for individuals who are “delivering national benefit whether it is in business or other areas.” The second option is a non-quarantine approach, which will open up borders to countries that Australia can have a safe relationship with. The pathways are likely to become clearer as domestic borders open, which is expected to happen nation-wide throughout July.
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