SYDNEY • The Australian city of Sydney will allow the entry of fully vaccinated travellers from overseas from Nov 1, without the need for quarantine, officials said yesterday, although the easing of strict entry controls will initially benefit only citizens.
The decision comes as New South Wales, of which Sydney is the capital, is expected to reach an 80 per cent first vaccination dose rate today, well ahead of the rest of Australia, which will enable it to bring forward the entry of overseas arrivals by several weeks.
“We need to rejoin the world. We can’t live here in a hermit kingdom. We’ve got to open up,” said New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet.
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