Australia Reopens to International Travelers

For nearly two years, the country projected a harsh message of rigidity and “rules are rules.” Can travelers depend on the chilled-out, welcoming Australia that it says it is now?

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Novak Djokovic’s Fight to Stay in Australia Lives Another Day

A federal court judge scheduled a Sunday hearing to address the unvaccinated tennis star’s Australian visa revocation. The Australian Open begins on Monday.

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Australia Court Hears Novak Djokovic’s Appeal

His lawyer argued that the tennis star had met all government requirements before flying to the country to compete in the Australian Open.

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Novak Djokovic Is Refused Entry Into Australia Over Vaccine Exemption

After a 12-hour airport standoff over the validity of his visa and questions about his vaccine medical exemption for the Australian Open, the No. 1 men’s tennis player was told to leave the country.

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Novak Djokovic’s Entry Into Australia in Limbo Over Visa Questions

The No. 1 men’s tennis player was denied immediate entry in a dispute about the validity of his visa and questions about the vaccine medical exemption he received to play in the Australian Open.

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Suspect Arrested in Wonnangatta Valley Murder Case

In a remote southern Australian area famed for its forbidding landscape and unsolved mysteries, the couple had set out for a weeklong trip and were never seen again.

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Earthquake Hits Southeast Australia, Damaging Buildings in Melbourne

The 5.8-magnitude quake damaged buildings in Melbourne, but there were no immediate reports of serious injuries or deaths.

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As the Australian Open plays on, Victoria officials order a ‘circuit breaker’ Covid lockdown.

The tournament will continue without spectators because professional athletes are considered essential workers under the new restrictions in Victoria state.

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Rash of Coronavirus Cases Poses Early Challenge for the Australian Open

With several positive tests among people arriving from abroad, and a strict quarantine, the Australian Open is not going the way organizers expected it would.

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The Coronavirus Is Mutating, and That’s Fine (So Far)

SARS-CoV-2 has been slowly changing in small ways, without getting more dangerous.

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KFC Birthday Party Costs $18,000 in Covid-19 Fines in Australia

“That’s a heck of a birthday party to recall,” said Chief Commissioner Shane Patton of the Victoria police. Officers were led to a house where they found people hiding in the backyard, garage and under beds.

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