Qantas Points planes take off to these international cities in November

Posted: 1 October 2021 4:33 pm
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Qantas has brought forward its international flights restart date to November 2021 following the Australian Government's announcement that the international borders will be able to reopen in November.

The news is the sweetest for frequent flyers, with access to flights from 14-21 November strictly available as Classic Flight Rewards seats, starting as low as 55,200 points each way.

Fares from 21 November onward are available to the public:

To make the deal even sweeter: claim your 1,000 Qantas Points for being vaccinated.

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Qantas said the 2 destinations have been the most searched on its site in recent weeks.

The return flights will operate 3 times weekly to start and the airline has said more flights will be added to meet demand if they're needed.

The other international flights that were previously announced to resume from 18 December will continue as planned though Qantas will adjust depending on the capacity of other states and territories.

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said: "The early reopening of Australia's international borders will mean so much to so many people and it's made possible by the amazing ramp-up of the vaccine rollout.

"We know Australians can't wait to travel overseas and be reunited with their loved ones, and literally thousands are waiting to come back home, so this faster restart is fantastic news. It also means we can get more of our people back to work, sooner."

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What happens if the date changes?

Because the Australian Government hasn't announced an exact date for the international borders to open, the commencement dates for both routes are subject to change.

Qantas will bring the date forward or backward as necessary. Customers who book these flights will be able to make "fee free" date changes for travel until 31 December 2022 ( a fare difference may apply).

If the flights are cancelled, Qantas says customers may also be eligible for a refund or credit voucher.

Do you need to be vaccinated and quarantine when you return?

Yes, the airline's stance on vaccination is clear. It will require all passengers on international flights to be fully vaccinated with a TGA-approved or recognised vaccine. Some exemptions will apply for children and those with medical conditions.

In addition to being vaccinated, all passengers must return a negative PCR COVID-19 test result 72 hours before departure.

In keeping with the Australian and News South Wales Government rules, return travellers will need to quarantine at home for 7 days upon arrival in Australia.

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