Australia’s first international visitors since the start of the pandemic’s significant impact have landed in the country today.
Today some 230 kiwis have landed in Australia for their first holiday in months, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in an afternoon press conference in Sydney.
Alongside travel for the Bledisloe Cup, Mr Morrison says that he hopes more international travel between our two countries will soon be viable.
Mr Morrison says that in the future, Australia may look at a ‘traffic light system’ for many countries, as well as different and viable corporate arrangements for corporations who have employees around the world.
“We’re working to a new kind of normal for Australia,” Mr Morrison says.
The National Cabinet’s usual meeting on Fridays has been moved to next week, however the National Security Cabinet met today to finalise the agreements with the Northern Territory government for the use of the Howard Springs Facility in supplementing repatriating Australians.
This additional facility will be used to take in groups from supported flights from the UK, India and South Africa.
The flights will carry some 4000 vulnerable Australians, still stranded around the world.