The first international travel destination for Sydneysiders

The chief executive officer thinks flights from Sydney to London could hit the market from as early as November. He expects the UK capital to be the first international destination offered to travellers stuck in locked down Sydney. “NSW has nothing to lose,” Mr Turner told The Daily Telegraph. “They’ve got the infection. It doesn’t matter that they bring in more.” Sydneysiders could be able to travel to the UK by the end of the year, the Flight Centre CEO says. Picture: Getty Images   Australia is identified as a “green” list country by the UK government, meaning visitors from Down Under only need to get tested for coronavirus three days before arriving and again on day two after touching down. There is no need to quarantine. Mr Turner said travellers returning to Australia would then be able to isolate at home. Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Sky News Australia’s Kieran Gilbert this week that the implementation of home quarantine and apps proving COVID-19 vaccination are what Australia needs “for international travel to work”. International travel vaccine passports ready as early as October   He referred to the national plan, which he hailed as Australia’s “ticket” out of the pandemic. “To enable Australians to travel overseas again – vaccinated Australians, for vaccinated Australians to come to Australia, for people to be able to move around – then home quarantine needs to work,” he said. “The QR code readers that the states have, they need to work to be able to show whether someone has been vaccinated or not. “We’re working with the states and territories to enable that.” October reopening date set for NSW: ‘Freedom Day’ The release of a vaccination passport for Australians travelling overseas is also expected. Mr Turner believes the resumption of international travel to be more difficult for Queensland and other states to launch, when compared to NSW. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is eyeing the return of international travel once 80 per cent of her state has received two jabs of a coronavirus vaccine. Australia’s borders have been shut since March 2020 with citizens requiring an exemption from the government to leave. But Mr Turner expects other nations, such as mainland Europe, the US, Canada, Singapore and Fiji, should be on the cards for travel before Christmas this year. NED-4200-Australias-vaccine-rollout

The first international travel destination for Sydneysiders

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