Tehan: ‘Incredibly important’ to stick to the national plan for reopening

Tourism Minister Dan Tehan says it is “incredibly important” for the tourism industry that the states and territories stick to the national plan for reopening the country.

“The national plan is our way out of this pandemic and it’s incredibly important for the tourism industry that we stick to the national plan – 660,000 jobs depend on it,” he told Sky News Australia.

“Our aviation sector, our accommodation sector, our pubs and our hotels … are all dependant on people moving and we want to get people moving again."

Mr Tehan said interstate travel should resume once Australia reaches the 70 per cent vaccination rate and international travel should resume once 80 per cent of the population is vaccinated.