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Australia & Singapore travel bubble, news on Australia International borders reopening

 There has been good news from last few weeks for the international travellers, especially who want to head to Australia. Australia is the only country that has closed its international borders for more than 20 months. International students and working visa holders such as 485 visa holders who have been stranded outside Australia and have not been able to return to Australia. Now the Australian government has swung into action.

The corona vaccination rate in Australia has exceeded 86%. 86% of Australians have taken the first dose of the corona vaccine and more than 72% of Australians have been fully vaccinated from the 2nd dose. Australia is soon to setup quarantine-free travel bubble arrangement with Singapore.


Australia & Singapore travel bubble, news on Australia International borders reopening


Latest News on Singapore international Travel:

 Simultaneously, the Singapore Government has also announced that international travellers having 14 days travel history with a countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka prior to departure to Singapore will be allowed to make enter as well. Transit through Singapore from 11.59 pm on 26th 2021 Singapore's. Let us inform that this announcement has been made by the Health Ministry of Singapore on Saturday, 23rd 2021.

Health Ministry of Singapore also said that international travellers of these countries will have to undergo the strict of the quarantine rules. As per the statement of Health Ministry of Singapore, International travellers of mentioned name of countries will be subject to Category IV border measures. All travellers will have to require serving their 10-day stay-home notice, SHN, at dedicated SHN facilities. Further,  Health Ministry of Singapore  also explained that  health experts of Singapore has reviewed the Covid-19 situation in countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka  & it is in better controlled situation. Let us tell you that all these official statement had made in virtual press conference by the health minister Ong Ye Kung of Singapore country.

Before this, Singapore had given permission to fully-vaccinated international travellers of more than 15 countries to give entry without having to quarantine condition in dedicated facilities. It does include countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates.

Latest news on Australia & Singapore for quarantine free travel bubble arrangement:

Australia International borders are closed since March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic started around the globe. Only 1 million passengers flew in or out in Australia in the 2021 financial year. Australian government data shows that passengers flew in or out data was 42 million in 2019. DeparAs per government official data, 44,000 Australians still registered with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as wanting to return. Australia airline, Qantas has disclosed its planned international flight schedule. Qantas CEO said that this planned schedule is subject to international borders reopen on 1 November. International flights to countries like Singapore, Fiji and Johannesburg have been brought forward. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has welcomed the return of more Qantas routes in the coming weeks. Australian airlines Qantas is also in talk with Indian government officials for starting the flights from Delhi to Australia. If this agreement will be done then we may see Indian to Australia travel from 1st week of December 2021 or after 15th December 2021. It is good news for International students as well other Temporary visa holders of Australia.

Can we see delay in Queensland international borders reopening ?

As per the Australian media reports, There may be delay in the reopening of International borders reopening due the slow vaccination rate in Queensland or slow vaccine roll out. But it is not conformed yet. Australian government is doing best for reopening its international borders & Prime minister of Scott Morrison has already announcement that there may not be major changes in the borders reopening due to small numbers of changes in the covid cases and other factors. It will be interesting to see that how Queensland government do best from slow vaccine roll out problem 

 Who can travel from Singapore to Australia under travel bubble agreement?

Prime minister of Australia Scott Morrison made official statement in the Australia media that travel bubble in between Australia & Singapore may start from the next week or so.  Singapore will become second country after New Zealand with whom Australia started free travel since pandemic started.  We will like to inform our website viewers that only fully vaccinated, residents, citizens & their family members are allowed to take enter in Australia. The same arrangement will come for the working visa holders as well as business visa holders. Prime minister of Australia Scott Morrison said that this deal is in the initial stage with Singapore government authorities.  After this announcement, Singapore prime minister said thanks to Australian prime minster.  Further he said that they are hoping good economic relations between two countries.

Also read: Australia intentional borders are reopening in November 2021

Can India & Singapore start travel bubble for travelling to Australia?

As Corona vaccination rate has crossed 10 billion in India & Australian prime minister of Scott Morrison also congratulate Indian Prime minister Narendra modi for such a great achievement. Australia is going to start travel bubble with Singapore in the coming few days. So there are lot of hopes that Singapore government may start travel bubble with Indian government for starting the travel of International students & tourists for Australia. But it is only possible if Australian government will agree for it. Otherwise we may see quarantine free travel of International students of china, India, Pakistan or from other countries for Australia in the coming few weeks. There is no official statement on this. It is just a expectations because Australian government also want to welcome back International students as well as 485 visa holders to their country as soon as possible because Australia is the only country where international borders are closed for international students as other Temporary visa holders of Australia.

Which States of Australia are reopening its borders for international students?

On our website we had already written few articles that free travel for international students in Australia will only start in Jan 2022 or 1st week of feb 2022. But we may see some small batches to take entry in Australia before Christmas 25th December 2021. Different states of Australia made announcements on Borders reopening i.e Victoria from 1st November, Tasmania from 15th December 2021 & Queensland from 17th December 2021 & rest of the Australian states may also reopen its domestic as well as international borders before Christmas 2021. As of now ,  end of November or mid of December 2021, travel for international students, skilled migrants & 485 visa holders of Australia may restart in small batches of 250 students every fortnight. Students & temporary visa holders still have to show negative covid report & fully vaccination certificate.  

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