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Australia Excited to Welcome International Travelers Back

written by Admin February 23, 2022
Australia Excited to Welcome International Travelers Back

Tourism Australia is excited to be welcoming back travelers from Indonesia to Australia, with Australia reopening its borders for fully vaccinated visa holders, tourists, business travelers, and other visitors around the world from today, 21 February 2022.

The announcement is part of Australia’s planned re-opening of international travel and builds on quarantine-free travel arrangements with Singapore, which came into effect on 21 November 2021, and for visitors from Japan and South Korea along with Working Holiday Makers from 15 December 2021. Visa holders who are not fully vaccinated will still require a valid travel exemption to enter Australia, and will be subject to state and territory quarantine requirements.

Tourism Australia Regional General Manager South and South-East Asia, Brent Anderson, said he hopes Indonesians will jump on the opportunity to fall in love with Australia all over again.

“Australia has long been a popular outbound destination for Indonesian travelers, with 74% repeat visitation,” he said.

“In this new era of global travel, Australia’s endless opportunities to get out into nature while enjoying cosmopolitan and multicultural city landscapes have never been more precious or desirable. Australia has in store a range of diverse, creative and sustainable new experiences to entice Indonesian travelers – our numerous tourism operators have continued to innovate and evolve, and this comes to life in our artisanal coffee and restaurant scene as well. For everyone who’s missed Australia, there’s no better time to awaken your sense of wonder and unlock your imagination by taking that trip to Australia now,” Brent added.

Tourism Australia will be kicking off a new tourism campaign to welcome Indonesian visitors back to Australia in the coming weeks. As part of this campaign, Tourism Australia will be working with a range of key distribution and airline partners to maximise opportunities to drive bookings and recovery for Australia’s hard-hit tourism economy. Partners include in Jakarta and Surabaya Avia Tour, Dwidaya Tour, Golden Rama Tour, Smailing Tour, Wita Tour, Celindo Tour and Monas Tour who will provide tactical offers aimed at stimulating travel to Australia from Indonesia.

Tourism Australia is also partnering with Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines to support the recovery of the airline industry and recommence services into Australia in the coming months.

“We are really excited for Indonesian citizens to take the opportunity to relax and discover – or perhaps rediscover – some of the lesser-known parts of Australia that make us such a popular holiday destination,” said Agitya Nuraini, Indonesia Country Manager, Tourism Australia.

“Throughout the pandemic, Tourism Australia has maintained an active presence to keep Australia top of mind in the market. Our trade and distribution partners have been immensely valuable in this journey, and have been eagerly awaiting this opportunity to re-introduce Indonesian travelers to all the incredible tourism experiences that await them in Australia. We will continue collaborating with them to convert the pent-up desire for Australia’s tourism offering into travel bookings and visits. Indonesia, Australia is now yours to explore!” Agitya added.

More information, including tips on where to go and what to see, is available on Australia.com.

Traveling to Australia

  • From 21 February 2022, visa holders who are fully vaccinated with two doses of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved Covid-19 vaccine can travel to Australia quarantine-free, without the need to apply for a travel exemption.
  • To be eligible to enter Australia, international travelers must:

– hold a valid Australian visa;

– be fully vaccinated with two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and provide proof of vaccination status;

– present a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) taken within 24 hours, or Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours, of departure (unless a medical exemption applies).

  • As of 7 February 2022, fully vaccinated visa holders can enter all states and territories quarantine-free from 21 February 2022, except for Western Australia.
  • Travelers will need to comply with requirements in the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territories that they plan to travel to. Information on entry requirements is updated regularly so it is important to check the latest requirements before traveling. Travelers are also encouraged to check any requirements for stopover destinations that they are transitioning through.
  • For requirements for travel into specific states and territories in Australia, visit the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.
  • For more information on travelling to Australia visit the Australian Government.

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