On Monday, Australia reopened its international borders to fully vaccinated travelers. The nation opened its borders for tourists after nearly two afters of being shut due to a pandemic.
The tourism and hospitality sector is looking forward to rebuilding its economy after getting hammered by Covid-19 restrictions. Hundreds of people were reunited with their family and friends. Approximately 50 international flights are scheduled to touch down through the day that will including 27 flights in Sydney itself.
Dan Tehan, Tourism Minister welcomed travelers with a jar of Vegemite- an essential staple for Australia along with the stuffed Koala toys. He said in the broadcast, “It is a party out here, music playing, smiles on people’s faces, they will be dancing soon, I’m sure”.
The tourism minister further added that there will be a “very strong” rebound in the tourism sector with Qantas Airways Ltd. they are looking to fly with more than 14,000 passengers to Australia this week.
Australia’s biggest industry is the Tourism industry worth more than A$60 billion ($43 billion) which employs 5% of the country’s workforce. However, the tourism sector was badly crippled due to the pandemics restriction imposed within the nation in March 2020.