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Additional changes to Australia’s international border arrangements

From 1 December 2021, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can come to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption. Eligible visa holders include skilled and student cohorts, as well as humanitarian, working holiday maker and provisional family visa holders.

  • New border security measures to protect Australians from ‘Omicron’ COVID-19 variant

    Effective immediately, anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, or their immediate family including parents of citizens, and who has been in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Seychelles, Malawi and Mozambique – within the past 14 days – will not be able to enter Australia.

    Australian citizens and permanent residents, immediate family members, including parents, arriving from these countries will need to go into immediate supervised quarantine for 14 days subject to jurisdictional arrangements.

    Anyone who has already arrived in Australia and who has been in any of these countries within the past 14 days must immediately isolate, get tested for COVID-19 and follow state and territory quarantine requirements, which will include quarantine for 14 days from the time of departure from southern Africa.

  • Quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated citizens of Japan and the Republic of Korea

    From 1 December 2021, Australia will welcome back fully vaccinated citizens from Japan and the Republic of Korea, under certain conditions.     

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COVID-19 booster vaccine advice

Free booster doses are available to everyone 18 years and over who have had both doses of their primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago.

A booster dose will make sure the protection from the primary course is even stronger and longer lasting. 

Find more information on the Department of Health website

Getting proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations

Key updates

Up-to-date coronavirus alerts and news. 

State and Territory information

If you are planning to travel, make sure you stay up to date with state and territory information below.