15 October 2020
ï¿½Australia reported to be giving priority to reopening air services to three regional countries
Quoting an article published in the Associated Press yesterday, 14 October 2020
ï¿½CANBERRA, Australia ï¿½ Australiaï¿½s prime minister said on Thursday his government was giving priority to reopening air services to Japan, Singapore and South Korea.
ï¿½Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he had discussed reopening air routes with the leaders of all three countries.
ï¿½He described Japan and South Korea as ï¿½two countries that have done particularly wellï¿½ in dealing with the pandemic.
ï¿½There are a number of countries weï¿½re looking at to see what we can do probably next year. Weï¿½re not going to rush into this,ï¿½ Morrison said.
ï¿½The three Asian countries ï¿½are my current priorities in how we would pursue that,ï¿½ he added.
ï¿½Australia will allow travelers from neighboring New Zealand to arrive without hotel quarantine from Friday. New Zealand has eradicated community transmission of COVID-19.
ï¿½But New Zealand will continue to insist travellers from Australia quarantine for two weeks on arrival.
ï¿½Australia reported only 12 new cases of community transmission of the virus on Thursday. Australiaï¿½s most populous states, New South Wales and Victoria, reported six each.ï¿½
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