Australia's international border to remain closed for another three months

Australia's international borders will remain closed for at least another three months in a blow to almost 40,000 citizens still stranded overseas more than a year after the coronavirus pandemic began.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: A Qantas emplyoee walks past a departures sign at Sydney International Airport on March 19, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Qantas has announced it will ground its entire international fleet, including overseas Jetstar flights, fr

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: A Qantas emplyoee walks past a departures sign at Sydney International Airport on March 19, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Source: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Key Points
  • Australia's international borders will remain closed until 17 June
  • Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the extension
  • The ongoing emergency period will also extend restrictions on cruise ships entering Australia.
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Published 3 March 2021 at 10:52am
By Maani Truu
Presented by SBS Nepali
Source: SBS