Qantas confirms 2021 travel dates to US, UK, Singapore, Japan, Fiji – so when will YOU be able to jet off overseas?
Qantas has officially confirmed Australians can pack their bags for an overseas holiday from December 18.
Biosecurity laws banning outbound travel without an exception will end on December 17 – the day before flights resume.
Qantas has scheduled flights to London, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Singapore to commence from December 18 a spokesperson revealed to Yahoo Finance.
Australians will additionally be able to pack their bags for a highly-anticipated holiday to Tokyo and Fiji from December 19.
The announcement will come as welcome news to holiday-starved Australians who were told last month by Qantas boss Alan Joyce he expected flights to a few selected cities to resume in mid-December.
Last week, the airline announced its plans to gradually bring back overseas flights once 80 per cent of the over 16s are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in accordance with the national plan.
It comes after Flight Centre chief executive Graham Turner optimistically predicted the first flight out of Australia would be destined for London in mid-November.
Australia is considered a ‘green list’ country by the United Kingdom, meaning visitors do not have to quarantine on arrival.
Mr Turner also correctly predicted Australians could pack their bags for a trip to mainland Europe, Fiji, Canada and the United States before Christmas time.
More to come.
Where will you be able to jet off overseas this December?
COVID Australia: Qantas confirms international flights will take-off from December 18