Australia will extend its borders to international visa holders in an effort to boost the economy.


Australia will begin allowing foreign visa holders to visit the country at the beginning of December, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Monday, the latest step in the government’s efforts to resurrect international travel and boost economic growth.

With the goal of containing the spread of COVID-19, Australia closed its international border in May 2020 and only permitted a limited number nationals and permanent residents to enter the country.

Earlier this month, the rules were modified to let foreign family members of citizens to enter the country, and Morrison stated that this will be scaled up from December 1 to allow vaccinated students, business visa holders, and refugees to enter the country as well.

“The return of talented workers and students to Australia represents a significant step forward on our pa

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