Israel seeks quarantine-free travel with Australia by December as gateway to Europe

Posted by on May 28, 2020 5:14 am
Categories: Global Stories

Exclusive: Israel plans direct flights to Australia, as countries that have contained Covid-19 discuss extending the ‘bubble’

Israel wants to introduce direct flights to Australia and waive quarantine requirements for travellers by December, as countries that have so far successfully contained Covid-19 jostle to be the next destination added to the Australia-New Zealand tourism bubble.

Israel, seeking to make permanent the roughly 17 hour-direct flight from Tel Aviv to Melbourne or Sydney, is also working with other nations to position itself as a gateway hub for Australian travellers to transit quarantine-free on their way to European countries considered safe, such as Greece, Norway, Denmark and the Czech Republic. 

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