By Neeraj Nanda
MELBOURNE, 6 November 2020: Australia will have a sophisticated digital system for incoming international travelers from next year in its battle to keep the COVID-19 virus out of the country. The system will detect from incoming documents if an incoming traveler landing in Australia has had an anti-Carona vaccine or not, Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs, Mr. Alan Tudge told a multicultural media conference today on a question by South Asia Times (SAT).
The passengers who are found to be vaccinated are then likely to be exempted from quarantine requirements, the Minister disclosed.
Mr. Tudge said, ” It is a tough challenge opening up international borders as the anticipated vaccine is expected only by mid- next year.”
The Minister also touched on the government’s vaccine plans, international students, and mental health issues. “The Government has under its COVID mental health campaign increased medicare visits for mental health consultations from 10 to twenty, ” he said.