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Latest news: Border reopenings

First international tourists in two years touch down in Australia

The first international tourists in two years have touched down in Sydney to be greeted by jubilant well-wishers waving Tim-Tams, jars of Vegemite and stuffed koalas.

WA premier to reveal reopening date

Western Australia's premier is set to finally reveal when the state's borders will open, ending months of speculation and frustration for locked-out families.

Queensland set to open border on 13 December

Queensland will open its border to double vaccinated people from virus hotspots from December 13 after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk brought forward the opening by four days. 

Queensland to open to ACT, COVID-19 hotspots on 13 December

Fully vaccinated travellers from COVID-19 hotspots will be able to enter Queensland from next Monday as the state closes in on an 80 per cent vaccination rate.

Push for easier travel as states reopen

As more states and territories move to relax border rules, the federal tourism minister wants to simplify domestic travel for Australians.

Duty free is back as Australia opens up

Australians embarking on a trip abroad can once more get a bargain at the airport.

Talk WA border may open before Test: Greg Hunt

Is Western Australia's border set to open up early in order to accommodate the fifth Ashes Test?

National double dose deadline looms as some states lag

While more than 17 million Australians or 82.8 per cent of the population aged 16 or over are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the nation's reopening is still a way off.

Western Australia targets February border reopening

Western Australia will wait until as late as early-February to reopen its interstate borders in a move the premier says will save hundreds of lives.

Travel between NSW and Victoria resumes for the vaccinated

Travel between Australia's two most populous states has resumed for the fully vaccinated after Victoria lifted border restrictions with NSW.

NSW reports 135 COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths as border reopens

There are 135 new local cases of COVID-19 in NSW and four deaths as the border to NSW reopens in what the premier says is "a very important milestone".