Qantas to relaunch international flights as border reopens

Qantas will restart its international flights on November 14th.
This news follows an announcement by the Australian federal government, that Australia will reopen its borders starting in November.

This move will grant long-awaited freedoms for vaccinated people and their families.

Australia has had some the most stringent border regulations in the world since March, banning people from leaving the country.

Although the policy was praised for suppressing Covid-19, it also has separated families.

Three weekly return flights will be operated by the national carrier between Sydney, London, and Los Angeles.

These destinations are the most popular on over recent weeks.

The carrier stated that additional flights would be added to meet the demand if necessary.


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The carrier advised that once the federal government has announced the exact date when the international borders will reopen next week, it may be necessary to update the commencement dates.

Alan Joyce, chief executive of Qantas Group, stated that the extraordinary ramp-up of the vaccine rollout made it possible for Australia to reopen its international borders quickly.

We know that Australians want to travel abroad and be reunited to their loved ones. Literally thousands of people are eager to return home so this is great news.

This also means that we can return more people to work sooner.

We are grateful for the government's decision and the New South Wales Government's efforts to make home quarantine possible.

We are looking forward to the joining of other states and territories.

All passengers travelling on international Qantas flights must be fully vaccinated.

A negative PCR Covid-19 test will be returned 72 hours before departure.