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How to prepare for international travel

Plans are now firmly in place for the resumption of international travel from Australia. Flights can be booking with many of the major carriers. NSW has already advised that quarantine will no longer be a requirement for vaccinated Australian travellers from November. And the Federal Government has flagged the possibility of reopening early due to […]

International travel will restart ahead of schedule

The Federal Government has announced that Australia’s international borders will open in November. As a result, Qantas has advised it will bring forward the restart of some international flights. From 14 November 2021, Qantas plans to operate*: – Three return flights per week between Sydney and Los Angeles – Three return flights per week between […]

Qantas moves forward for vaccinated passengers

Australia is on track to reach the National Cabinet’s ‘Phase C’ vaccination threshold of 80 per cent in December 2021. That target has particular implications for travellers and the aviation industry, because the high vaccination rate is expected to trigger the phased reopening of international borders. The Qantas Group is moving forward with plans to […]

Digital health pass & vaccinations for Qantas passengers

Digital health pass and COVID-19 vaccinations are expected to be mandatory to fly with Qantas when international borders reopen. The Qantas Group has confirmed it’s working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to rollout a digital health pass when regular Qantas and Jetstar international flights resume. Following recent trials of several digital solutions, Qantas […]

Link Airways extends flight credits

In welcome news from Link Airways, the carrier has now extended the period to use existing Flight Credits. In recognition of the continued disruption caused by domestic border and travel restrictions due to COVID-19, Link Airways is offering additional flexibility and providing a blanket extension as follows: – Eligible flight credits can now be used […]

Qantas offers more flexibility

Qantas has introduced further flexibility on Australian domestic and trans-Tasman flights to help travellers book with confidence. As part of the airline’s Fly Flexible conditions, if your travel plans have been impacted, eligible customers can change their travel date and Qantas will waive the change fee one time for bookings made before 30 April 2021 […]

More flights as more borders open

There’s been good results lately from Australia’s management of COVID-19 and reduction in community transmission. As a result, many border restrictions are starting to ease. The most recent travel restriction updates include: – Queensland has opened borders to NSW, excluding Greater Sydney for now. – Tasmania now allows residents of New South Wales, South Australia, […]

New travel health & safety tracker

A new travel health and safety tracker is now available to CBT clients. Being safe when we travel has needed a complete re-think, so our latest tracker helps you make healthier travel decisions. It also makes it easier to know what you can expect on board, in the room or when you’re on the road. […]

COVID-19 health checklist for airlines

Airlines around the world are grappling with the impact of COVID-19 on their business. Paramount to their survival is being able to implement new protocols and quickly increase hygiene measures to protect their customers and staff. To provide guidance for air travel during the pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released an airline […]

COVID-19 testing mandatory for UAE travellers

From 1 August, all travellers arriving in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must have a negative COVID-19 test up to 96 hours before departure. These requirements come as the country continues to protect its residents and reduce the spread of coronavirus. Airlines will be checking that passengers boarding flights to the UAE have proof of […]