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Push for easier travel within Australia as domestic border rules relax

While some states have instituted border passes or mandatory nose and throat swabs as an entry requirement, Tourism Minister Dan Tehan says cross-border travel arrangements need to be simple.

“In the end, we want Australians to travel within Australia like they used to,” he told Sky News on Tuesday.

“We want to be able to limit these new requirements that have been put in place, and the more seamless we can make travel, the better.”

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan.

Source: AAP


While South Australia is yet to hit 80 per cent of over 16s fully vaccinated, infectious diseases expert Professor Robert Booy said the state was close enough to the milestone for travel to be safe.

“When people are coming in from a place, even if they are double vaccinated, where there is transmission, they will have to test before and after,” the University of Sydney professor told the Seven Network.

“So I think there are a number of extra precautions they are taking, it’s not willy-nilly,…

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