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Australian PM considers rapid restart of international travel | World news

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has already announced that the ban on international flights will be lifted in November. The country is now looking for ways to speed up the home quarantine process.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he was in talks with the New South Wales state government to “speed up” a plan to open up international travel.

“The NSW government is looking for ways to speed up home quarantine in November and if that happens we can act to facilitate the opening of the international border with NSW earlier.” Morrison said in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday. “This would mean a home quarantine for vaccinated Australians wishing to return home via Sydney, and would allow vaccinated Australians to travel abroad to leave and return.”

Although Morrison did not give a timeline in the video for when the international border could be reopened, News.com.au reported that he understands the date under review is November 1.

Earlier this month, Morrison announced that foreign travel bans would be lifted in November, a month ahead of schedule. Sydney is expected to start easing lockdown measures from Monday.

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