From 1 December 2021, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can travel to Australia without a travel exemption, provided that they have proof of vaccination, a negative report of COVID-19 PCR test taken within three days of departure and they must comply with the quarantine requirements in the state or territory of their arrival.
The requirement of completing an Australian Travel Declaration must be complied with by the travelers, who are more than 12 years and 3 months old, at least 72 hours before departure. The Department has also provided a list of eligible visas, which will also be updated over time to add other visa subclasses.
Also, from 1 December 2021, the fully vaccinated citizens of Japan and Korea holding a valid Australian visa can also travel to Australia from their home country quarantine-free, without a travel exemption. They also must provide proof of vaccination and a negative report of the COVID-19 PCR test taken within three days of departure.
These changes signify the successful implementation of the Australian Government’s National plan to safely open Australia’s international border.
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