Australia: They will only be able to enter vaccinated against Covid-19

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Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

After almost two years of having closed its borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic, australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has announced the reopening of the territory. Foreign tourists will be able to enter as long as they have completed their vaccination schedule against the disease.

Entry into the country will be authorized from 21 February, when the authorities hope to relax the restrictions derived from the pandemic.

Due to the Omicron variant, Australia strengthened its measures since December last year, since the variant mainly affected nursing homes, in addition to causing countless absences from work, due to the spike in infections.

Australia has accumulated to date 2.4 million coronavirus infections and 4 thousand 250 people have died from the disease. It is estimated that at this time 300 thousand people have the disease and less than 10% are hospitalized.

“The condition is that you have to have two doses of the vaccine to come to Australia.. This is the rule and everyone is expected to obey it.", Scott Morrison explained.

People who are not vaccinated and want to enter the Australian territory will have to apply for a special permit and undergo quarantine in a center chosen by the authorities..