- Replacement of the Australia Travel Declaration form with the Digital Passenger Declaration form
- Pre-arrival departure testing requirements removed for fully vaccinated travelers beginning April 18, 2022
The government announced that the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) form would replace the Australia Travel Declaration form. All travelers entering the country will need to complete the DPD. The DPD will become available to travelers seven days before departure and must be submitted within 72 hours of departure. On the DPD form, travelers will need to provide information and confirmation of the following:
- Contact information, including a contact phone number in Australia
- Confirm vaccination status
- Declare any travel history from the last 14 days
- Confirm that they are aware of any quarantine and testing requirements that may be carried out upon arrival in Australia, depending on the state or territory in which they land
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The government of Australia will no longer require fully vaccinated travelers to undergo pre-departure PCR testing or rapid antigen testing when entering the country beginning on April 18, 2022.
What are the Changes?
The government of Australia replaced the Australia Travel Declaration web-based form with the Digital Passenger Declaration form (DPD). The government stated that this change would allow quicker access to the necessary information for entering the country.
Beginning April 18, 2022, the government of Australia will allow fully vaccinated travelers to enter the country without undergoing pre-departure PCR testing. Depending on the state or territory their flight lands in, these travelers may still need to undergo testing upon arrival.
Continue to check the government of Australia’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Australian Government, Department of Health