So, word on the street is that Australia’s border will open by July 2022. How do I know this? Think logically.
The opening of Australia’s borders is purely politics. We were due to have a national election in November 2021; however with much of Australian’s yet to be vaccinated, the ongoing Delta variant of COVID-19 wreaking a new havoc and Australia’s state borders currently closed, (and which close on a whim), these would spell disaster for the National Liberal Party (NLP) and Scott Morrison.
Australian’s are over it, and we want out and I’m certain we’ll vote in, whoever is going to promise that.
Before the next election, which is likely going to be in March 2022, the NLP must have a firm date on when Australia will open up again if they want to be re-elected.
They will want to give themselves some breathing space, post election to ensure they can make good with their promise before potentially facing what our political parties do best, have a leadership spill.
The opening of Australia’s borders, despite being caused by the LNP’s own mess, (i.e failing to order enough vaccines), will be their crowning glory, if they can get re-elected.
Not only will it cause a rise in jobs from incoming tourists being a boom for the struggling tourism industry. It will increase trade, increase international student arrivals which are a massive source of revenue plus investors will feel safer knowing they’re no longer locked out.
All of these pluses on the balance sheet will want to be claimed by Mr Morrison to ensure the NLP get’s elected again once all this is over.
It’s not about your health or safety, it’s purely political.
Otherwise, why would celebrities get preferential treatment over Australian citizens being allowed to skip ahead of the queue or in some cases, skip the quarantine queue entirely (AKA Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg).
With that in mind, airlines have released their 2022 schedules. They’re not up to full capacity, as there’s still hundreds of planes in storage out in the desert in Australia and the USA.
However, the more seats that get booked, the more planes they’ll be forced to bring out of storage and the cheaper flights will get in the long run.
The following airlines (not a definitive list) ALL have schedules released for travel to/from Australia and Europe or USA in 2022 (maximum 11 months in advance). They can all be booked online.
- British Airways
- American Airlines
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- China Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- Philippine Airlines
- All Nippon Airways
- Iceland Air
- Air New Zealand
- Fiji Airways
So, where will you go in 2022?