China News Service, June 18, according to Reuters, after the Australian government said on the 17th that it might close the country's borders until 2021, Qantas said on the 18th that the company has cancelled most of the international flight.
But Qantas also said in a statement: "Because "bubble tourism" is expected between Australia and New Zealand, some flights across the Tasman Sea will still be scheduled in the coming months."
Earlier, the Australian Prime Minister proposed the "Trans-Tasman Bubble" plan to allow Australians and New Zealanders to travel freely between the two countries without the need for 14 days of isolation.
However, due to the unstable epidemic, this plan was postponed. Recently, the plan has made new progress and is expected to be implemented before September.
The company also added: "If travel between Australia and other countries is open and there is a need for return trips, we can add more flights."
Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said on the 17th that Australia is unlikely to open the border to international tourists by 2021, but will consider relaxing the entry rules for international students and other long-term visitors.