Threat of domestic border closures still deterring travel plans

Australians are more concerned with the threat of domestic border closures over the current closure of its international border.

Commissioned by the Australian Airports Association, the survey of 500 travellers found 61 per cent felt that border closures had hindered their interstate travel, with that fear highest in South Australia and Western Australia where 70 per cent thought it was risky. That figure was up on the 52 per cent recorded in the last survey in December.

The survey also found 68 per cent supported international travel resuming in a phased way, with almost eight in 10 people supporting the idea of safe zones being set up between Australia and countries with low Covid-19 case rates.

“Our research suggests there is high-level support among the travelling public for a cautious and planned approach to broadening the scope for international travel,” AAA chief James Goodwin said.