Qantas confirms travel dates for 2021 to US, UK, Singapore, Japan, Fiji – so when can you fly abroad?
Qantas has officially confirmed that Australians will be able to pack their bags for an overseas holiday from December 18.
The country’s flagship airline has specified the exact date when holiday-hungry residents can book flights to popular destinations such as the US, UK, Canada and Singapore.
Biosafety laws banning outbound travel without exception will end on December 17 – the day before flights resume.
Qantas has scheduled scheduled flights to London, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Singapore from December 18, a spokesman said Yahoo Finance.
Australians can also pack their bags for a much-anticipated vacation to Tokyo and Fiji from December 19.
The announcement will come as welcome news for holiday-hungry Australians, who were told last month by Qantas boss Alan Joyce that he expected flights to a few select cities to resume in mid-December.
It comes after Graham Turner, chief executive of Flight Center, optimistically predicted that the first flight from Australia would head to London in mid-November.
Mr Turner also correctly predicted that Australians could pack their bags for a trip to mainland Europe, Fiji, Canada and the United States for the Christmas season.
The national plan will allow international travel once 80 percent of people over 16 have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Where can you fly abroad in December?
* Sydney-Los Angeles
More to come.