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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Thank you for posting this, sadly I don't see anything there about a willingness to announce (or even prepare) a plan to open up- my view is based on the mentions of border rings and quarantine. I've tried to stay optimistic and hopeful of an easier way to travel but I really don't see Australia...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    I'm starting to feel this way too, it feels as though the country could be closed for years, this would be catastrophic economically but also on the national psyche Meanwhile: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/21/briefing/covid-19-us-pandemic-vaccinations.html
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Wondering how the Fed govt, having shifted quarantine to the states, will be in a position to enforce a national approach to quarantine. If the Feds, as is their remit, open borders, does it follow that the individual states open theirs without quarantine? Seems a ridiculous question to even...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    And this just happened in the US https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/13/health/cdc-mask-guidance-vaccinated/index.html "If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic," Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House Covid-19 briefing...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    At least NZ has a plan and a recognition of risk https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/covid-19-coronavirus-bloomfield-mulls-a-more-open-border-with-level-25-as-new-normal/KKGZATF3TPDEMAEHWTEQ3ZQN2I/
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    I've raised this point on vax rollout before; will be very interesting to see what happens with border closures if NZ can open its borders and Aus cannot. It has always seemed to me that NZ was the piper in the bubble arrangement
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Yes, however I wonder how happy people will be to come for movies/ sport once there are more quarantine free options elsewhere
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Will be interested to see how the F1 crews enjoy being in quarantine in November and the Tennis players in January when by then they most likely won't be required to quarantine elsewhere
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Could not agree more. I never bought into the whole American freedom ideology , but having moved here due to marriage (and better economic options re retirement planning for American husband in late career) with the plan of moving back, I too am appreciating the liberties I have here. I never...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    yes, but I think a key difference is the risk tolerance- NY has already said that Broadway will open to full capacity in September and here in the US I'm seeing ads for concerts for all kinds of international acts, so there is a sense at least that the movement is forward, not a wait and see
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Some interesting financial modelling here : Counting the Cost of Australia's Delayed Vaccine Roll-out: Part Two - McKell Institute Of note is the estimated 81 day delay to opening borders (and the reference to Qantas, as though it holds some weight) "We assume that Australia must reach the rate...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Australia seems to be operating like a satellite state of NZ- I don't see how Aus could alter its current approach unless and until NZ allow a loosening of their border restrictions, otherwise wouldn't the Aus-NZ bubble burst?
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    The article (also widely reported in other sources) discusses that the practical reality is that Covid 19 will continue to circulate and become a manageable threat. And that, in my view, is a very positive development and the very conversation that I hope is being held by the Fed government...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    100% agree with your comments on both these posts; Melburnian currently living in the US. Here I have been vaccinated with pfizer since March, NYC is planning to open, Disneyland is open again (albeit at limited capacity) and there is a general feeling that we are moving forward (although I was...
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