Covid jabs: Dutton’s call for quarantine-free travel met with caution

Covid jabs: Dutton’s call for quarantine-free travel met with caution

The Guardian

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The defence minister says restrictions for vaccinated Australians should be lifted ‘sooner rather than later’ but Labor and the states want everyone protected first

The defence minister, Peter Dutton, has called for hotel quarantine-free international travel for fully vaccinated Australians “sooner rather than later” but Labor and several states have warned that shouldn’t be considered before the entire population is protected.

Dutton supported on Friday a proposal by the prime minister, Scott Morrison, who has asked health authorities to plan for allowing Australians who have had both vaccine doses to travel overseas and return without having to go into hotel quarantine for two weeks.

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