Some of the World’s Last Covid-19 Travel Holdouts Are Reopening

SYDNEY—Elle Robertson spent much of this year living on her parents’ farm in the Australian countryside instead of going to her university courses in London.

But Ms. Robertson is now on her way back to England, on board one of the first international flights to leave Sydney since Australia dropped one of the world’s strictest coronavirus travel bans that had been in place for nearly 600 days. Starting Monday, Australia reopened its border for citizens and permanent residents, who are now allowed to travel freely into and out of the country if they are vaccinated.