Australians who postponed their overseas holidays may be forced to reconsider their plans when the international borders reopen.
Scott Morrison dropped the harsh reality on Thursday during an interview on 4CA radio.
The Prime Minister was grilled about domestic tourists who Queensland operators say don’t do activities while on holiday.
“They don’t go on a raft, they don’t go skydiving, they don’t even go up to the reef,” host John MacKenzie said.
Queensland tour operators say they rely on overseas visitors to do activities like whitewater rafting. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied
But Mr Morrison said that could soon change because Australians won’t want to travel to countries with coronavirus.
“Once these borders open up again Australians aren’t going to be travelling to, you know, Mexico for those experiences or South America or, you know, India or places like this,” he said.
“People who are looking for those sorts of experiences will be travelling within Australia.”
Australians are not expected to be able to travel overseas until late 2021, according to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
“International travel, including by tourists and international students, is assumed to remain largely closed off until late next year,” Mr Frydenberg said last week.
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