Sydneysiders hoping to travel will have plenty of choice because Qantas is recommencing flights to and from NSW on November 1.
Previously Qantas was going to recommence flights on November 14 however, with the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet’s today announcing plans to scrap hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers, the company has decided to bring forward its international flights.
At present, only Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate families, including parents will be able to book flights, which is consistent with the Federal government’s regulations.
Flights from Sydney to London and Los Angeles will be the first international routes to recommence on 1 November.
Qantas said that the flights will only be open to fully vaccinated passengers and that they will need to supply proof of a negative COVID test before they can board the flight.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said; “bringing forward the reopening of Australia to the world and removing quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers entering New South Wales is a massive step towards life as we know it.”
He was optimistic and added; “In just a little over two weeks Australians around the world can fly into Sydney and people from around Australia can leave on trips they’ve been waiting almost two years to take.
Those wanting to travel to Fiji, Singapore and Vancouver will have to wait until December 18.
Qantas did not indicate when international flights to and from other Australian cities would recommence, however it will be dependant upon them reaching the 80 per cent vaccination target.