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From 18 April 2022, travellers entering or leaving Australia will no longer require a negative pre-departure test and cruise vessels can enter Australian territory. All incoming and outgoing international travellers may be requested to provide proof they’ve had two doses of an approved vaccine.

Australia's borders are now open to people who are fully vaccinated.

Travelling to Australia

You can travel to Australia without needing an individual travel exemption if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • a New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia; or
  • a visa holder who is fully vaccinated for international travel purposes.

If you are a visa holder who is not fully vaccinated for international travel purposes, then you can only travel to Australia if you are in an exempt category or hold an individual travel exemption to enter Australia.

If you are a fully vaccinated Australian citizen or permanent resident, you will be able to depart Australia without needing an exemption.