You have valid points, but you are making me sad.I don’t have the same cabin fever as many as I’ve been able to keep flying between Canberra and Japan and have antibodies to show for it.
But when it comes to a timeframe? Think about how hard it is to get into Australia now. Think about the backlog that still needs to be cleared. Think about the risk tolerance levels your government has adopted. Then try to imagine a world where you’re confident of just cruising through the airport upon return.
Australia as a nation won’t open up before a WHO declaration. And they won’t do it immediately even then. What you say about WA now is what people will be saying about Australia then.
Then you have the minor logistical issues such as “How many airlines will be viable as of then?”
Just hopping on a plane for a week or so overseas? Not happening any time soon.
Best case for me Sept 2021, worst case July 2022.