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Smart online map shows Australians EXACTLY where it’s safest to travel and avoid quarantine

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Incarcerated Australians have taken passports out of the closet and are getting ready to travel abroad again, but fears remain about which countries are safest to travel to in the Covid-19 crisis era.

A new online tool from data and analytics company Decision Inc is designed to help answer that question for fully vaccinated vacationers.

The Pandemic Travel Risk Index developed by the company enables potential travelers to find out which countries offer the safest and most convenient travel experience.

The index rates international destinations based on whether or not visitors are required to go into quarantine, ease of movement based on the vaccine they received, and the incidence of Covid-19 in the country.

Decision Inc’s Pandemic Travel Risk Index empowers potential travelers to find out which countries offer the safest and most convenient travel experience during the Covid-19 pandemic

The data nominates Canada, New Zealand and Japan as the 'safest bets' for Australians to travel to with a level of normalcy

The data nominates Canada, New Zealand and Japan as the ‘safest bets’ for Australians to travel to with a level of normalcy

Travelers wait in line to verify their Covid-19 vaccination status while checking in for a Qantas flight

Travelers wait in line to verify their Covid-19 vaccination status while checking in for a Qantas flight

Users can roll their mouse over countries and regions on an interactive map to display the necessary information, including the vaccination coverage at the destination, the approved vaccines, the trend of cases in the country and the quarantine policy.

Based on its analysis, Decision Inc nominates Canada, New Zealand and Japan as the ‘safest bets’ for Australians to travel to with a normal level.

“Fiji a possibility, avoid Thailand for the time being,” it advises on its website.

“Thailand would be a destination to avoid in the near term, with low vaccination coverage, high case numbers and medium-high strict measures pointing to a slow return to normal,” the company said.

Conversely, Fiji could be a destination to watch with rising vaccination rates, a low infection rate and very strict measures that can quickly bring Covid under control.

“The US is also worth considering with reasonable vaccination coverage and number of cases, although this varies by state.”

For example, the pop-up box for China on the map indicates that travelers to the country must be quarantined for 14 days.

“At some points of entry, children aged 14 and older must be quarantined, regardless of whether they test positive or negative for Covid.

“You will be separated from your child if one of you tests positive for the coronavirus.”

Australians traveling are expected to adhere to the Covid restrictions required by both airlines and destination countries

Australians traveling are expected to adhere to the Covid restrictions required by both airlines and destination countries

Decision Inc data includes the trend of Covid cases in a selection of countries Australians travel to most often

Decision Inc data includes the trend of Covid cases in a selection of countries Australians travel to most often

Australians who have received two doses of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved vaccine can currently travel to the UK, US, Canada, Italy, Greece, Germany and South Africa without going into quarantine.

Singapore is the latest country to be added to that list, which will be open to Australians from next week. More countries are expected to be added in the coming weeks.

Australians traveling are expected to adhere to the Covid restrictions required by both airlines and destination countries.

Some require a traveler to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test at airport check-in in order to leave Australia.

One of the biggest barriers to international travel is Australia’s requirements for those wishing to re-enter the country. A negative PCR test must be produced within 72 hours of the journey home.

Quarantine requirements once back in Australia also vary from state to state with NSW, Victoria and the ACT specifying the quarantine periods for fully vaccinated individuals.

Queensland, on the other hand, will require travelers to quarantine for 14 days, either in Queensland or the state they arrive in, until the state has fully vaccinated 90 percent of the eligible population.

What Australians need to know about traveling to and from Australia

Fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents aged 12 and over can now travel to and from Australia. To do this, travelers must:

– Receive a final dose of a TGA-approved vaccine at least 7 days before they travel.

– If you have been vaccinated in Australia, you must show the International Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) from the airline staff. The ICVC is provided in PDF format so that you can print it or keep it electronically on your phone.

– If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, you must provide proof of a medical exemption.

– If you intend on traveling to or through another state or territory when you arrive in Australia, you should check the travel restrictions for states and territories.

– Depending on the state or area where you live, you may be eligible for reduced quarantine requirements when you return to Australia.

– When returning to Australia, travelers must provide a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure.

Source: Ministry of the Interior

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