Morrison responds to international travel health concerns |
Morrison responds to international travel health concerns
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has encouraged Australians to holiday at home amid ongoing discussions about international travel, saying domestic tourism is the “bread and butter” of the nation’s tourism industry.
It comes after Former Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said it is unlikely Australia’s international border will be reopened in 2021.
With JobKeeper set to end in March, the possibility of a closed international border in 2021 has raised questions about additional stimulus for the tourism industry.
“The decisions we’ve taken around international borders, all of it has been based on the information and advice that has come through,” the prime minister said.
“We’ll see how things play out over the course of the year … we won’t be making commitments ahead of any time they would be needed.”