When Could “Normal” Travel Resume? – AIR052


Earlier this month, Qantas reopened international flight bookings for July 2021. But then, this week, Australia’s current and former Chief Medical Officers both said they didn’t expect regular international travel to Australia to resume until 2022. So, when can we expect some level of meaningful international travel to resume?

Also in this episode, Matt discusses the current state border arrangements, the impact of the recent reduction to Australia’s international arrival caps and how you can claim your share of free Velocity Frequent Flyer points.


Episode contents:

  • 2:12 – Fortnightly news round-up
  • 13:50 – Discussion on state border closures
  • 26:19 – Australia further reduces international arrival caps
  • 33:16 – When could Australia’s international borders reopen?
  • 40:06 – How to claim your free Velocity points




Frequent Flyer Gazette articles referenced in the fortnightly news round-up:

Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

You can contact Matt at [email protected]