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Saturday 22 January 2022

Americans and Europeans warned: Stay away from Australia

Oops. Despite assurances from Crime Minister Scott Morrison that everything is going "according to plan", the rest of the world is being told to stay away from Australia because Covid-19 is "rampant". 

From the Wall Street Journal to the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, reports are encouraging potential visitors to stay away. 

"Australia Had Covid-19 Under Control- - Omicron Changed That," The Wall Street Journal reported this week, adding "frustration among citizens is mounting as test kits run low, vaccination programs stumble and labour shortages bite". 

Not the image Mr Morrison and his henchman Greg Hunt want for Australia globally. 

It may also have slipped under your radar that the US Government has told its residents to “avoid travel to Australia” after the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention upped rating of the Covid-19 levels globally. 

Australia joins a long list of nations deemed to have “level four: very high” levels of coronavirus by the CDC. 

“Because of the current situation in Australia, even fully vaccinated travellers may be at risk for getting and spreading Covid-19 variants,” the CDC website says. 

“Travellers should follow recommendations or requirements in Australia, including wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart from others.”

Australia was one of 22 countries to be added to the “very high” levels of coronavirus list this week.

Authorities in Europe, meanwhile, have designated Australia, Canada and Argentina as Covid “danger zones,” advising member states to adopt tougher restrictions on arrivals such as new testing and/or isolation requirements, regardless of vaccination status. 

Belgium has placed Australia on its “red list”, meaning visitors must present a negative test less than 72 hours before departure and get a PCR test on the first and seventh day after arrival. 

Image: Michele Princigalli, 

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