Tourists will once again be welcomed into the country after two years of being shut out in a bid to reinvigorate the nation’s ravaged tourism industry.
With the influx of tourists, warnings have also been issued for a spike in influenza cases.
Authorities have reminded residents to make an appointment for the flu shot when it becomes available next month.
Travellers from all over the globe will now be eligible to visit Australia, however they must be double vaccinated before they fly.
“This is the exciting announcement the aviation sector has been waiting for,” Australian Airports Association (AAA) Chief Executive James Goodwin said earlier this month.
“International travel is only at 15 per cent of pre-COVID levels so this is a positive step to help the recovery of the aviation and tourism sectors.”
Mr Goodwin noted domestic routes would also get a vital boost from the return of international travellers.
“International tourists don’t just visit one Australian city,” he said.
“They fly from state to state to see all of what our nation has to offer so it is vital all domestic borders reopen and stay open.”