According to the Australian Financial Review on Monday 8 June, consideration is being given to allowing skilled workers to travel to Australia sooner than broader tourism starts. Other people who might also be eligible may include wealthy individuals and international students.
These revelations followed a meeting of Federal and State medical officers on Monday when further easing of restrictions was the subject of discussion. Travel would be by private means and charter services, and travellers would need to agree to be subject to mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Australia, meaning that short term stays will not be viable for some time to come.
As skilled workers play an important role in the Australian economy this will be welcome news to many Australian businesses, however before making any final decisions they will need to factor into their business plans what is likely to be the very high cost associated with relocation of necessary staff into Australia.