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Latest News on Australia Border Reopening

Published Date: 9th February 2022

In the recent announcement made by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, all fully vaccinated travelers are now allowed to travel to and from Australia without the compulsion of obtaining an exemption. Every category of visa holders, tourists, and business travelers will be eligible to come to Australia.

This long-awaited decision was taken after a long ban on travel to Australia for almost two years. Many Australians experienced separation from their loved ones because of this preventative measure taken against Covid-19. This decision was taken keeping in mind the safety of current residents while focussing on increasing the economy of the country.

All travelers who have successfully received two doses of approved vaccines can book their tickets to travel to Australia starting 21st February 2022. These travelers will need no special exemption to enter or exit the country. However, this is not the same for travelers who have not received all doses of vaccines. For them, the on-arrival quarantine measures still exist.

A person will come under the category of fully vaccinated and will be allowed to travel to Australia if they have successfully received the prescribed dose of vaccines approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). One should also keep in mind that the doses should be taken at least in the gap of 14 days or more. The list of recognized vaccines is given below.

  • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
  • Covishield (AstraZeneca)
  • Pfizer/Comirnaty
  • Coronavac (Sinovac)
  • BBIBP-CorV (for people under 60 years on arrival in Australia)
  • Covaxin (Bharat Biotech)
  • Sputnik V (Gamaleya Research Institite)
  • Spikevax/Takeda (Moderna)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Janssen)
  • Nuvaxovid (Biocelect on behalf of Novavax)
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