‘Good case’ for international travel to be open to NSW, Victoria: Frydenberg

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says there is “a good case” for states that reach the 80 per cent vaccination target to be allowed international travel before other states.

Queensland and Western Australia are both lagging behind the rest of the country, with double dose vaccination rates of the eligible population being 38.1 and 37.9 per cent, respectively.

“I certainly think there’s a good case for New South Wales, Victoria, when they reach that 80 per cent getting more free international travel, larger caps on their inbound and outgoing passengers,” Mr Frydenberg told Sky News host Sharri Markson.

“That will absolutely enable some of the benefits from being vaccinated to be derived by the people of New South Wales, and in Victoria.

“There is a good case for those states to benefit from their faster and higher rates of vaccination.”