The amount of risk from overseas arrivals depends not just on Australia’s vaccination rates, but also on the particular circumstances of the country from which people are travelling.
Over 130 million doses have already been administered worldwide. It’s early days, but the signs are promising in places like Israel and the UK.
The governments of several African countries have been reporting counts of confirmed cases, recoveries and deaths related to COVID-19, without a breakdown by age and sex.
Despite a comprehensive lockdown, New Zealanders should expect the number of people with coronavirus infections to rise first, before they come down again.