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Australia to Trial Home Quarantine for Vaccinated Arrivals

  • Trial for 175 people to begin in Sydney in coming weeks
  • Arrivals currently forced into 14-day hotel quarantine
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Australia’s most-populous state will trial home quarantine for people returning from overseas if they are fully vaccinated, signaling an easing of one of the most hardcore border regimes in the world.

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Friday the pilot program in her state would begin in the next couple of weeks for around 175 people, selected by health authorities. The trial could apply to Australians, non-residents and crew for flagship carrier Qantas Airways Ltd.