How travel will change for Australians in 2021

28 August 2020

If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that predicting the future a volatile move, but it feels safe to presume that normality will not be returning to travel and tourism in 2021.

Qantas’s international fleet will remain grounded until July, and while the federal government initially believed the world would re-open to Australia all at once (with the early exception of New Zealand), it is now likely that international borders will open in a more piecemeal way.

UQ Business School Associate Professor Pierre Benckendorff predicts some international borders will reopen for Australians next year, but believes international aviation is unlikely to fully recover until 2023.

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