The Federal Government has revised its anticipated timeline for the completion of Australia’s vaccine rollout to end-2021 and its timeline for significantly reopening our international borders to mid-2022.
In light of these two dates, the Qantas Group will adjust its planned international flights from end-October 2021 to late December 2021. Trans Tasman flights are unchanged. We remain optimistic that additional bubbles will open once Australia’s vaccine rollout is complete to countries who, by then, are in a similar position, but it’s difficult to predict which ones at this stage.
This planning assumption will allow the Qantas Group – and Australia – to be ready to take advantage of pockets of tourism and trade opportunity as they emerge in a post-COVID world.
We will keep reviewing these plans as we move towards December and circumstances evolve.
Customers holding existing bookings
If you have a customer booked to travel internationally (with the exception of flights between Australia and New Zealand) between 31 October 2021 and 19 December 2021, wait to hear from us before taking any action. We’ll provide a number of options for these customers when the changes are published in selling systems.