Australians are divided over whether our international border should remain ...

Australians are divided over whether our international border should still remain closed to those who are vaccinated against Covid - so where do you stand? New research shows Australians are divided about international border rules Some believe only those with special exemptions should be allowed to leave While others are of the opinion if you're vaccinated it's fair to leave 

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 21:20 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 03:49 BST, 3 May 2021

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Australians are divided on the continued closure of international borders for those vaccinated against Covid-19, new research shows.

The Lowy Institute polled more than 2200 people in March on their attitudes towards the pandemic, with 41 per cent of respondents saying only those with special exemptions should be allowed to leave Australia.

Some 40 per cent said those vaccinated against Covid-19 should be free to depart, while 18 per cent said all people should be free to jet off.

The Lowy Institute polled more than 2200 people in March on their attitudes towards the pandemic, with 41 per cent of respondents saying only those with special exemptions should be allowed to leave Australia

The Lowy Institute polled more than 2200 people in March on their attitudes towards the pandemic, with 41 per cent of respondents saying only those with special exemptions should be allowed to leave Australia

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Outbound travel without a special exemption from the Department of Home Affairs has been banned for more than 12 months.

Meanwhile, about 95 per cent of respondents said Australia has handled the pandemic either 'fairly well' or 'very well'. 

This is in stark contrast with the United States, for which only seven per cent of

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