Tourism Australia is excited to be welcoming back travellers from Indonesia to Australia, with Australia reopening its borders for fully vaccinated visa holders, tourists, business travellers, and other visitors around the world from today, 21 February 2022.
The announcement is part of Australia’s planned re-opening of international travel and builds on quarantine-free travel arrangements with Singapore, which came into effect on 21 November 2021, and for visitors from Japan and South Korea along with Working Holiday Makers from 15 December 2021. Visa holders who are not fully vaccinated will still require a valid travel exemption to enter Australia, and will be subject to state and territory quarantine requirements.
Tourism Australia Regional General Manager South and South-East Asia, Brent Anderson, said he hopes Indonesians will jump on the opportunity to fall in love with Australia all over again.
“Australia has long been a popular outbound destination for Indonesian travellers, with 74% repeat visitation,” he said. “In this new era of global travel, Australia’s endless opportunities to get out into nature while enjoying cosmopolitan and multicultural city landscapes have never been more precious or desirable. Australia has in store a range of diverse, creative and sustainable new experiences to entice Indonesian travellers – our numerous tourism operators have continued to innovate and evolve, and this comes to life in our artisanal coffee and restaurant scene as well. For everyone who’s missed Australia, there’s no better time to awaken your sense of wonder and unlock your imagination by taking that trip to Australia now.”
Tourism Australia is also partnering with Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines to support the recovery of the airline industry and recommence services into Australia in the coming months.
“We are really excited for Indonesian citizens to take the opportunity to relax and discover – or perhaps rediscover – some of the lesser-known parts of Australia that make us such a popular holiday destination,” said Agitya Nuraini, Indonesia Country Manager, Tourism Australia. “Throughout the pandemic, Tourism Australia has maintained an active presence to keep Australia top of mind in the market. Our trade and distribution partners have been immensely valuable in this journey, and have been eagerly awaiting this opportunity to re-introduce Indonesian travellers to all the incredible tourism experiences that await them in Australia. We will continue collaborating with them to convert the pent-up desire for Australia’s tourism offering into travel bookings and visits. Indonesia, Australia is now yours to explore!”