Fresh speculation about travel to Australia has made headlines in recent days after the Premier of New South Wales indicated his state, which includes Sydney, would re-open to international visitors starting on November 1st. But don’t get your hopes up, as the decision is not his to make.
Sydney Wants To Re-Open, But Australia Says Not So Fast…
Dominic Perrottet, the Premier of New South Wales (NSW), wants to re-open Sydney. His state now boasts an 80% vaccination rate and in a surprise move, he announced that that quarantine and travel restrictions would be lifted on November 1st, including for foreign visitors who are fully vaccinated.
80% in NSW! Been a long wait but we’ve done it.
Feels great to break this news. Huge thanks to all the nurses and vaccination hub staff at @NSWHealth, the GPs, the pharmacists, and each and every person who rolled up their sleeve to get us here.
— Dom Perrottet (@Dom_Perrottet) October 16, 2021
The move caught Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison by surprise. Although Morrison and Perrottet are both members of the same Liberal party (right of center party in Australian politics), the two are not exactly friends.
In any case, while the federal system in Australia reserves many policymaking decisions to the states, it is the federal government, not state governments, which control immigration. Thus, while NSW may be ready to welcome foreign guests, it will be up to the federal government to let them in, and Morrison has indicated that is unlikely to happen next month:
“We are not opening up to everyone coming back to Australia at the moment. I want to be clear about that. It is for the Commonwealth and federal government to decide when the border opens and shut at an international level and we will do that. In the first instance it will be for Australian residents and their families. We will see how that goes. The Commonwealth government has made no decision to allow other visa holders, student visa holders, international visitors traveling.”
And it’s really that simple. NSW can prepare to open as much as it wants, but it will be up to federal government to decide who is let in and who is not.
New South Wales wants to re-open to the world, but must respect the timeline of the federal government in order to do so. Consequently, any hopes that you’ll be able to fly to Sydney next month and enter Australia as a foreign tourist should be set aside. But NSW will scrap quarantine requirements and further re-open society, which ironically means other Australian states may tighten border controls against it. It may be that NSW sees far fewer visitors before it finally sees more visitors.
After seeing countless videos out of Australia like these six or seven, I’m not sure who would want to go there anyway.
Anti vaxxers need not apply, so don’t even bother. Branson probably more your lane.
Maybe not as exciting as NYC but a hell of lot safer.
October 16, 2021
The Unvaccinated Are Looking Smarter Every Week
By Thomas T. Siler, M.D.
Keep quoting your crackpot docs. A small tiny minority of scientists deny climate change too, why not quote them?
And let me guess – this vaccine thing is a hoax, but you totally believe in Q right? Bet he’s your savior.
Certainly NOT my savior. I have no idea who Q. That being said, Q spread truth to many. So whatever their purpose, whoever they are, malicious or not, they did wake millions of people up to the massive corruption we are all up against (yes, WE – because YOU”RE not exempt). WE are the plan. NO one is coming to save us except OURSELVES. Not Trump. Not ANYONE but the individual and then the larger collective. But we know you’re not onboard. You can sink with the Titanic. We’re all fine with that, trust me. Let’s go, Brandon. Enjoy that massive inflation with your side of shortages.
Please follow up with us once you’ve had your 9th booster. No need to update us until then.
I guess you could look at the countless selective shots of the much larger US protest violence…
And I do, but this is a travel article about Australia, so not understanding the point you are trying to make?
You’re basing your position of a country on “selective” shots from people peddling their own agendas. Good for you.
have another drink. I’ll just continue to make my own points.
There is a complete blackout in America and likely much of the rest of the world regarding Australia. My original comment was to shed light on what is going on there.
Here’s more of what’s going on there:
‘If America was the leader of the free world, it would, of course, be standing for freedom. Instead, it’s pushing medical apartheid at home and abroad, as well as standing idly by as brave citizens of the world (who are standing for freedom) are being attacked by militant police’ (https://twitter.com/garretkramer/status/1441388921716236292)
‘Friends and family in Melbourne are in despair-depressed and angry because they are living under war-time restrictions enforced by soulless servants of fraudsters posing as government. The police rounding up innocent, healthy Victorians with glee. I escaped but my heart breaks.’ (https://postimg.cc/8fzGFVDk)
Last time I checked we are all part of humanity and fellow humans. Therefore these issues might be a topics worth talking about, especially considering the complete media blackout.
Other articles from 2020:
South Australia Police Shock World After Forbidding Dog-Walking Under Coronavirus Restrictions (https://www.mediaite.com/news/south-australia-police-shock-world-after-forbidding-dog-walking-under-coronavirus-restrictions)
Only 1 Per Family Can Leave Home In One Of World’s Toughest Lockdowns (https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/south-australia-coronavirus-lockdown-outdoor-exercise-dog-walking-banned-in-one-of-worlds-toughest-covid-19-lockdowns-2327233)
I’m all for police arresting morons – makes it more appealing to visit knowing these people can’t just do as they please without consequence
Uh, yeah it’s much more than that but let me guess, you’re an American and completely unaware of what is going on in Australia due to the media blackout here. Perhaps unaware they broke ground recently on a COVID camp? Hitler would be so proud. Perhaps you should be their first visitor.
‘BREAKING: A dedicated regional quarantine facility will be built at Wellcamp Airport near Toowoomba. As we contend with the dangerous Delta variant, we need fit-for-purpose quarantine facilities. #covid19’
Wow. You’re comparing a facility being built to replace hotel quarantine, with the actions of Hitler… Guess we know you can look at things through balanced eyes.
Interesting about a media blackout when you can post a link to the politicians Twitter feed…. So many deep state secrets ha.
Btw, my view is it an extremely odd thing to be built at this point… probably 12 months too late (unsurprising)
I responded to your other comment with paragraphs of information and four or five direct links. Comment is awaiting moderation. Thanks.
Nope. I live in Sydney. Very aware of what’s going here.
Sorry Colin. You possibly couldn’t know more than Acura and their supporting articles.
I would write more, but I need to go to the shops. I have to provide more time these days, so I can avoid the police checkpoints where they beat me senseless just because. Ha
Well then. Either way it’s a lose lose for you because it doesn’t seem like you and yours are coming back from this. That’s what happens when there’s no 2A. And to confirm, your previous comment was in support of the militant police. Hard to imagine people cheering on their own demise, but here we are. All the best.
Yeah, you forgot this;
I’m stunned that the people in Australia are just sitting around and letting this kind of sh1t happen…
wow, it just gets worse there. Australians welcomed their comprehensive gun control regime back in 1996/1997. Hence why Beto O’Rourke was so insistent during the debates on taking all American guns from legal owners. He said what the rest of the libs and Dems want to do.
Do you have any clue how many gun deaths there are in the US vs any other country? See if your random Twitter quotes or anti vaxxing misinformation sites can spit that out.
What a twat.
Uh yeah, I do. I’m also aware that the majority of those shootings could have been stopped in advance and that most others were preplanned to enflame tensions in this country. How many of the shootings were from law abiding gun owners? Please, UA-CCP, we know that the CCP wants us disarmed. But luckily you weren’t able to achieve that goal. Can’t seem to achieve any goals in your administration, never mind gun control. Too bad, so sad. Yes, the CCP realized they couldn’t invade, so they had to infiltrate, and here you are. But we see you. And we’re not going down without a fight. Where’s Beto O’Rourke now?
Stupid Government. They will definitely not see my money.
It’s a damn authoritarian police state over there, something creepy Joe aspires to do here in the US.
Thankfully, Australia is not in my immediate plans because I don’t think they’ll open again, they’re still stuck in June 2020.
Sorry for my delayed response. I had to get government permission.
You’re completely correct. We have police shooting unarmed people left, right and centre… Best thing is, when they get fired they simply head up the road to another police department to get rehired. We have governments that seek to limit our ability to vote, who move boundaries around to make it near certain they get win next time… why play fair if you have the control? We are making laws to limit people’s right to do things with their own bodies…
Yep, we got issues.
Thanks for the realistic view. I just SMH at all the other bloggers and talking heads who gush about returning soon to OZ. It will be a long time before any unfettered return happens unfortunately.
I would concur. It was a well written piece.
Yes and no. If you can do it you may see Aus in a unique time without many tourists.
It’s reverted to a penal colony. Crikey.
No way in hell I would go there unless I had family I really wanted to see. Their governments handling of this really opened my eyes. Australia…no thanks.
Lol. I don’t get into the political debates. But you honestly wouldn’t visit australia (one of the greatest destinations in the world) because of their stance on Covid? Which included lockdowns to stop the virus spreading ? You must have a limited amount of countries you can visit. Maybe just USA? Didn’t Europe have lockdowns too? And crackdowns on protests?
Australia had government officials telling you you couldn’t leave your home without a pass. They told you you could have 30-60 minutes of outside time a day as long as you wore a mask while being near no one. They told you to not say a word to anyone if you left your house for grocery shopping.
They were extreme. They also did this into fall 2021, when most places realized in 2020 or early 2021 that lockdowns don’t work and it’s time to just move on to a sense of normality with the tools we have.
Australia and NZ will not be getting my money anytime soon. Not that they care what I have to say, but for me, it’s a principles thing. I refuse to support governments that were this extreme.
Glad to see someone else on here knows the truth.
I hope Australia never opens up. There are a million better places to go where freedom is respected. The rest of the world will be better off as these totalitarians stay home while demonstrating to the rest of us how not to act. Let them be the next North Korea. And the hordes of low class Aussies (is that redundant?) that descend on Bali will be held back. Bali is such a better place right now. It’s amazing. Please please stay home Aussies!