Within weeks, the Australian government will begin issuing vaccine passports for overseas travel, as the country prepares to reopen its borders once 80 percent of the population has been completely vaccinated.
The Prime Minister has also maintained that home quarantine will be implemented for fully vaccinated returning Australians, adding that such a policy will be critical to sustainably reopening Australia’s international borders, which have been closed since March 2020.
International vaccination passports might be granted as early as October, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The federal government is also in talks with other countries around the world to streamline travel bubble arrangements for vaccinated travelers.
According to the report, Australia’s vaccine passports for foreign travel would be available in both digital and paper formats via travelers’ phones.
In addition, the government is apparently planning to link a person’s vaccination status to their passport chips, and a plan to create a vaccine certificate for travel via QR code is also in the works.
The Prime Minister has long stated that if the country’s vaccination rate reaches 80%, Australia’s borders will reopen.
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