FCM backs the removal of pre-departure testing in Australia

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FCM backs the removal of pre-departure testing in Australia

The global corporate travel management brand for the Flight Centre Travel Group, FCM has welcomed the Australian government’s announcement that pre-departure Covid-19 testing for international arrivals will be removed from 17 April 2022.

Melissa Elf, general manager of FCM Australia, stated: “The removal of pre-departure tests for international arrivals is the last major step in Australia truly reopening to the world for corporate travel – big businesses now have the confidence to book and fly without the fear of last-minute cancellations.”

According to ‘Trade and Investment at a Glance 2019’, created by the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade, exports grew to A$438bn (US$329bn) in 2018 and foreign investment was at record levels. This demonstrated that Australian exporters can navigate challenging global economic conditions at the time and foreign investors were confident about investing there.

Elf added: “The Australian economy faces some challenges in the coming years, so attracting skilled workers and substantial export deals to our shores will be more critical than ever – we’ve seen through our international students’ arrivals programme the desire to come to this country is as strong as ever.”

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