Australia has implemented some of the world’s tightest border controls since March last year, including on its own citizens. Australia’s border reopens and brings emotional reunions.
From 1st December, Australia’s travel bubble will be expanded and skilled workers, eligible visa holders, and international students will be able to travel to Australia. They should be fully vaccinated to be exempt from quarantine and test negative to the virus within three days prior to flying.
Australia has maintained low rates of SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) infection, due to geographic location and strict public health restrictions. However, the financial and social impacts of these restrictions have definitely affected the mental health of its citizens and deprived the aspiring travelers in love with Australia to visit the country but as now fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can now travel to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption apply for a Working Holiday Visa to Australia today!!!
Australia considers you to be fully vaccinated if you have completed a course of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognized vaccine. This includes mixed doses. Current vaccines and dosages accepted for the purposes of travel are:
- Two doses at least 14 days apart of:
- AstraZeneca Vaxzevria
- AstraZeneca Covishield
- Pfizer/Biotech Comirnaty
- Moderna Spikevax
- Sinovac Coronavac
- Bharat Biotech Covaxin
- Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (for 18-60-year-olds).
- Or one dose of:
- Johnson & Johnson/ Janssen-Cilag COVID Vaccine.
Travelers with acceptable proof they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and children under 12 are allowed to enter the country too. You will need to provide a medical certificate that indicates you are unable to be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine because of a medical condition; the medical certificate must include the following information:
- your name (this must match your travel identification documents)
- date of medical consultation and details of your medical practitioner
- details that clearly acknowledge that you have a medical condition which means you cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccination (vaccination is contraindicated).
You should check any requirements, particularly quarantine requirements, in the state or territory to which you are traveling as this will impact your travel arrangements.