There was a time when Australia was near the top of places I wanted to go. After seeing how they treated their own citizens, now I’m like… nah, mate… I’m good.
Australia has reopened its international border for the first time in nearly two years, bringing joyful family reunions and a boost to tourism.
The country imposed some of the world’s strictest travel bans after shutting itself off in March 2020 due to Covid.
Australians and some others were allowed to return from late last year, but most foreigners have had to wait.
There were tearful reunions at Sydney Airport on Monday as hundreds of people began arriving on flights.