Australia abolishes COVID-19 testing for visitors

Australia has officially removed a significant impediment to overseas visitors coming to the land down under.
More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic started, international travelers are no longer required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test before to boarding a flight.
The consequence is that travelers will be able to avoid costly RATs and PCR tests that had to be performed within 72 hours of boarding a flight, with a feared positive result creating immeasurable havoc on a passenger’s travel arrangements.

It is still necessary for overseas travelers to provide confirmation of a second vaccine, and masks are still required on international flights.
Some nations and airlines require departing travelers from Australia to undergo a pre-departure test before they may fly, while unvaccinated tourists may be compelled to quarantine upon arrival in Australia at their own cost.
As a result of the expiration of the government’s lengthy Biosecurity Emergency Determination, cruise ships will be able to resume calling in Australian ports.

When passengers board cruise ships, they must submit a Maritime Travel Declaration, which documents their health and other details, before they may exit from the ship.

It is now up to each states to choose whether or not cruise ships are permitted to enter.
The states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland will get boats, with the P&O’s 266-metre-long Pacific Explorer scheduled to port in Sydney today.
Since March 15, 2020, cruise ships have been prohibited by the Federal Government, only a few days after the notorious landing of the Ruby Princess, during which hundreds of ill passengers were brought ashore.

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