International travel is back in NSW.

Citizens and permanent residents are now able to go overseas without the need to quarantine or to seek exemption. NSW is one of the first states to open up its borders as Premier Dominic Perrottet says that “this is a great positive step forward, not only for the people of our state but also the country”.

However, just because borders are open doesn’t mean things are back to normal.

Here is what you need to know.

Only 7 countries allow Australians to enter without quarantine or self isolation

As of right now, only the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, Greece, South Africa, and America allow Australians to enter and return without the need of self-isolation. This means those who are going to and from these countries will be able to enter as normal as long as you can prove you’re double vaccinated.

Other countries that aren’t on the list may require you to take some form of covid-19 test prior to or on arrival and may have you to self-isolate for a certain amount of days.

Ticket cost increase

It has been reported that airfare prices will still remain up for the time being as the airline industry took a massive hit during the pandemic. Tickets for the most sought after locations cost between $2000 – $5000 return and may take a year before prices go down.

Some of the most sought destinations are: India, the UK, United States, Nepal, Fiji, Lebanon, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Pakistan.

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