Over the last year, Australians have grown rather accustomed to the idea that international travel will be nothing more than a pipe dream for quite some time.
But now according to The Guardian some lucky, and perhaps brave, Australians could be taking to the sky and heading overseas with some relaxed quarantine requirements upon their return.
Under the plan, Aussies who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 would be permitted to leave the country and would not be expected to undertake the mandatory two-week hotel quarantine now applicable to returning Australians.
Currently, the two-week quarantine is mandatory for anybody entering the country, however, Australians have also been banned from leaving since early 2020.
Under current arrangements, New Zealand is the only country to which Australians are permitted to travel under the Trans-Tasman travel bubble, with the federal government considering it a “green zone”.
Under the trial program, revealed by federal health minister Greg Hunt, the government could introduce other risk gradings such as “amber” and “red” zones to determine where in the world Australians would be allowed to travel.