• Border Ranges NP, NSW. DPIE
    Border Ranges NP, NSW. DPIE
  • Nightcap NP, NSW
    Nightcap NP, NSW
  • Snowy Mountains. TNSW
    Snowy Mountains. TNSW
  • Croajingolong National Park. Visions of Vic.
    Croajingolong National Park. Visions of Vic.
  • National Pass, Blue Mountains National Park. Credit AGliddon/OEH.
    National Pass, Blue Mountains National Park. Credit AGliddon/OEH.
  • Mouhjt Hay, Blue Mountains. Tourism NSW
    Mouhjt Hay, Blue Mountains. Tourism NSW
  • Northern Beaches, Sydney. Tourism NSW
    Northern Beaches, Sydney. Tourism NSW
  • Light to Light walking track, Ben Boyd National Park. Credit Michael Van Ewijk/OEH.
    Light to Light walking track, Ben Boyd National Park. Credit Michael Van Ewijk/OEH.
  • Gibraltar Washpool World Heritage walk, Gibraltar Range National Park. Credit R Cleary Seen/OEH.
    Gibraltar Washpool World Heritage walk, Gibraltar Range National Park. Credit R Cleary Seen/OEH.
  • Summit walk, Kosciuosko National Park. Credit OEH.
    Summit walk, Kosciuosko National Park. Credit OEH.
  • Falls walk Budderoo National Park. Credit DFinnegan/OEH.
    Falls walk Budderoo National Park. Credit DFinnegan/OEH.
  • You'd think the Blue Mountains might have a Great Walk or two in it. Tourism NSW.
    You'd think the Blue Mountains might have a Great Walk or two in it. Tourism NSW.
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It's been more than a year and a half since Australia's international borders were slammed shut, so it's no surprise that many of us are itching to get overseas for a holiday or to see loved ones.

While the federal government has said they hope to allow international travel by Christmas "at the latest", no date has been set despite national COVID-19 vaccination rates moving swiftly towards 80 percent — the point at which the national plan sets out there will be a "gradual reopening of inward and outward international travel with safe countries".

There have also been calls from the aviation industry and travellers for greater clarity on how a return to travel will work.

But that hasn't stopped many Australians desperate to reunite with family from dusting off their passports and booking outbound flights for later in the year, crossing their fingers they'll be able to get back home.

This ABC story gives you a good rundown of what your freedoms will be and where you'll be able to trave.

If you're in NSW click here for the latest info on easies of travel retrctions within the state which could happen as early as this Monday.

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