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Oman's Consulate in Australia issues statement on reopening of borders

Oman Sunday 24/October/2021 09:29 AM
By: Times News Service
Oman's Consulate in Australia issues statement on reopening of borders

Muscat: The Consulate General of the Sultanate of Oman in Australia has clarified about the Australian Federal Government's plan to reopen international borders.

"The Australian Federal Government announces the implementation of the national plan to reopen international borders, which includes three basic stages. The first stage includes all citizens, permanent residents and their families, the second stage includes all international students and business owners, and the third stage is to allow the entry of tourists," the Consulate General said in a statement.

The states of Victoria and New South Wales allowed the return of citizens, permanent residents and their families, as of November 1, 2021. The arrivals will be exempted from home and institutional quarantine, provided that proof of receiving two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is presented and a PCR certificate issued before the date of travel, not exceeding 72 hours.

The Australian federal government allowed the return of international students studying at Australian universities in Canberra at the beginning of the academic year 2022, with exemption from home and institutional quarantine, provided that they provide proof of receiving two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and submit PCR certificate issued before travel no more than 72 hours.

The Australian Federal Government has stated that it will consider the return of international students to study at Australian universities once the vaccination rate for groups of society aged 12 years and above in Australia is at least 80 per cent, which it hopes to achieve by early December 2021, according to the federal government statement.