Australia opens its borders to unvaccinated travellers

More than two years after the pandemic began, the change marks the end of significant Covid-based restrictions on travel into Australia.

While Australian citizens were able to arrive unvaccinated, most foreign travellers needed to seek an exemption on limited grounds.

From 12.01am on Wednesday morning, those requirements were scrapped altogether, opening the international border in full to unvaccinated travellers.


Unvaccinated NBA players to have pay docked

"Any player who elects not to comply with local vaccination mandates will not be paid for games that he misses," a statement from NBA spokesman Mike Bass said.

Mandatory vaccinations for players has been a non-starter with the National Basketball Players Association, leading the league to institute strict protocols for unvaccinated players.

Local mandates supercede the NBA, however, meaning players in New York and San Francisco will have to sit out home games if they remain unvaccinated.