How will zero-covid countries safely reopen their borders?

Australia's chief public health officer receives a covid-19 vaccine in Adelaide

Australia’s chief public health officer receives a covid-19 vaccine in Adelaide

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As the UK approaches a year of lockdowns and social restrictions, there are areas of the world where life is approaching normality.

Competent governance and strict border policies mean residents in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam are currently enjoying relaxed restrictions and little to no community transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

The elimination of the coronavirus has been hard-earned. So as vaccine rollouts progress and plans are made for international travel to resume, how will countries with zero or very few covid-19 cases safely …

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