EXCLUSIVE: Qantas confirms 2021 travel dates to US, UK, Singapore, Japan, Fiji
Qantas has confirmed with Yahoo Finance the exact dates when it expects Australians will be able to travel to popular destinations in the US, UK, Asia and more.
The airline has scheduled flights to London, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Singapore that will commence from 18 December, a spokesperson revealed to Yahoo Finance.
Meanwhile, Aussies will be able to travel to Tokyo and Fiji on the Flying Kangaroo from 19 December.
To date, this is Qantas’ most concrete confirmation of overseas travel dates after Qantas chief Alan Joyce revealed late last month he expects flights to certain cities would resume from “mid-December”.
Yahoo Finance can reveal Qantas has scheduled flights for the following travel routes:
18 December 2021
19 December 2021
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The confirmation comes hot on the heels of Air Canada’s announcement yesterday that it will resume the Sydney-Vancouver route from 17 December as the aviation and travel industries grows increasingly more confident about the possibility of the travel ban being lifted.
Meanwhile, Flight Centre boss Graham Turner has been even more optimistic, with expectations that Australians will be able to travel to the UK from “as early as November”.
Borders to reopen at 80 per cent vaccination rate
The UK is currently clocking more than 20,000 daily COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant throws several countries who were on a path to recovery back into chaos.
According to the National Cabinet’s four-phase plan, Australians will be able to travel when 80 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.
The nation is about halfway to reaching that target; only 43.2 per cent of Australians have had their second dose, according to NSW Health data.
The Federal Government is developing a digital border pass for international travel called the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) which will apply to all travellers entering and leaving the country.
IT services firm Accenture has been awarded a $75 million contract to develop the technology which will replace physical incoming passenger cards.
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