- The government of Australia will reopen borders to fully vaccinated travelers for work, tourism, and business travel beginning February 21, 2022
The government of Australia will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated foreign national workers, tourists, and business travelers beginning February 21, 2022. Unvaccinated visa holders will be required to apply for a valid travel exemption to enter the country and subject to territorial quarantine requirements. For a list of eligible visa holders, click here.
Fully vaccinated travelers eligible to enter Australia beginning February 21, 2022, will be required to ensure the following before travel:
- Check if they are exempt from Australia’s travel restrictions and ensure they are eligible for the Safe Travel Zone arrangements
- Adhere to quarantine requirements based on the state or region of arrival as well as adhere to domestic travel restrictions
- Obtain an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate or equivalent vaccination certificate
- Complete an Australian Travel Declaration form at least 72 hours before departure
- Undergo PCR or rapid NAAT testing within three days before departure or a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of departure
- Provide any additional requested documents upon arrival, including negative testing results, visas, and travel documentation
What are the Changes?
The government of Australia will reopen its borders to some fully vaccinated travelers beginning February 21, 2022. The government made a similar announcement in early October 2021 under the Phase C reopening plan. However, parts of the plan were delayed due to the emergence of the COVID-19 omicron variant. Australia’s international borders have been closed since March 2020.
Continue to check the government of Australia’s website for the latest updates and information.
Source: Australian Government