The first flight carrying international tourists in two years to the Northern Territory landed at 3:17 am Monday morning from Hong Kong and Singapore, following federal changes that will allow vaccinated international tourists to fly into Australia from today.
Darwin has a further three flights due today, two from London and one from Dili. Tomorrow, flights from Singapore, London, and Ho Chi Minh are due into Darwin.
More than 50 international flights will touch down in Australia today with more than half of the flights landing at Sydney International Airport.
There are no longer any entry restrictions for international travellers arriving in the Northern Territory with no requirement for border entry forms or testing for COVID-19 on arrival.
The NT Government changed that on Friday afternoon through a statement without answering any questions.
The government said in another statement on Monday morning that the international tourists would be an “economic shot in the arm” for the NT’s tourism businesses that have been suffering for the last two years of restrictions.
Travelers from all over the globe will now be eligible to visit Australia, however, they must be double vaccinated before they fly.