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Australian state of NSW to end quarantine for vaccinated int'l travelers

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Finally the lunacy beginning to subside. We will look back on this episode in years to come as a pretty poor performance by those in charge.

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With all that lockdowns and quarantine, Australia has managed to have over 2200 cases a day in average for the past 7 days.

This is well over Japan and the country is not densely populated.

Yes, a poor performance.

-2 ( +12 / -14 )

but also lets the world know they are welcome back in Australia

I guess many travelers are worried to go there.

Just a few new Corona cases appear, everything will be shut down again and your vaccation is ruined.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

Yeah!

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State Premier Dominic Perrottet announced that vaccinated travelers who tested negative to COVID-19 before flying to Sydney would be spared 14 days in hotel quarantine from Nov 1.

Wonderful, the government has been cautious but it is time to open up.

Vaccinated travelers carry a much lower risk and should be able to travel.

Would love to go to Sydney sometime next year, it's been a while!!!

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Bad decision. About six months too early. Many more will die and the risk of new variants entering via NSW will be increased. This just means it is likely more border lockdowns will will isolate NSW from the rest of Australia.

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

Just a few new Corona cases appear, everything will be shut down again and your vaccation is ruined..

That will only happen if there is a new variant and surge in cases, as of now pandemic seems to be on it's way out, countries with the most restrictions will be though the last to open up..

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> KaerimashitaToday  02:39 pm JST

Finally the lunacy beginning to subside.

Saving lives is not what I would call 'lunacy', but each to their own I suppose.

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The Premier for Australia and the Prime Minister for New South Wales are not very wise but at least they haven't thrown the doors wide open yet although they would if they could. They are after all the kind of men that would rather place their faith in religion rather not science when it comes to plagues etc.

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What happens to the un-vaccinated travelers? Not welcome?

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The borders will remain closed to tourists.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

If Oz wasn't so far away from Canada, I'd be one of the first on a flight. It's getting cold up here!!

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Encouraging news and getting itchy feet to visit badly.Now need the Japanese govt to get rid of the 14 day quarantine on returning.That most definitely doesn't work for me.

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From 2021 this was NEVER about the virus. It's SO OBVIOUS this is about the VACCINE.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Time to open up. Tens of thousands of lives have been saved by lockdowns, but Delta and vaccines have changed the game. The virus is not as deadly as it was, no matter what the numbers are. Victoria will be next, and yes, just like most other countries in the world, we will be protecting the gains we’ve made by having one law for the responsibly vaccinated, and another for the anti-social resisters.

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The Premier for Australia and the Prime Minister for New South Wales are not very wise but at least they haven't thrown the doors wide open yet although they would if they could. They are after all the kind of men that would rather place their faith in religion rather not science when it comes to plagues etc.

ScoMo must be chomping at the bit to restart the immigration ponzi scheme! Perrottet has already flagged his desire to bring in 2 million (!!) migrants to NSW over the next 5 years, as if the country's living standards hadn't already been dragged down enough.

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Yes, a poor performance.

and yet Australia has a lower infection and deaths per capita than Japan, their economy has also had better GDP growth in both 2020 & 2021.

sucks when the facts prove you wrong

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The Premier for Australia and the Prime Minister for New South Wales are not very wise but at least they haven't thrown the doors wide open yet although they would if they could.

its Premier of New South Wales and Prime Minister of Australia .

theyve saved thousand of lives, theyve recorded one of the lowest infection and deaths per capita in world, and their economy GDP growth has outperformed nearly all 1st world economies in 2020 & 2021.

Not wise? well Id hate to see what you think smart is.

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and yet Australia has a lower infection and deaths per capita than Japan, their economy has also had better GDP growth in both 2020 & 2021.

I would take being allowed to travel more than 5km from my home, and visiting friends/relatives in other prefectures, over lower infection rates and GDP growth. Australia might look good on paper when viewing statistical data, but it's horrible if you actually have to live there.

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I would take being allowed to travel more than 5km from my home, and visiting friends/relatives in other prefectures, 

and that is exactly what is happening as their vaccination rates are approaching 75%

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I was honestly thinking of a vacation to Australia in the next 2 years but seeing the brutality used by some police has turned me right off. There are plenty of other places in the world with nice beaches.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Yep, Australia has been brutal…

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Northern Europe has generally done better than Australia without the lockdowns and other restrictions.

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didou

With all that lockdowns and quarantine, Australia has managed to have over 2200 cases a day in average for the past 7 days.

This is well over Japan and the country is not densely populated.

Yes, a poor performance.

And yet Japan has 300% more deaths. Yes, a poor performance for Japan.

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Tokyo Yokohama

Northern Europe has generally done better than Australia without the lockdowns and other restrictions.

Really? I'm not sure what you are including, but even one of Northern Europe's best performers, Norway, has had three times the death toll as Australia. Sweden has 25 times the death toll.

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