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Australia opened its borders to unvaccinated travellers

On July 6 2022, travel requirements to Australia have been lifted. Australian borders are now open to unvaccinated travellers. Here is what you need to know:

  • You do not need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to travel to Australia.

  • People traveling to Australia do not need to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) or Maritime Travel Declaration

  • People leaving Australia will not be asked to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status

  • Unvaccinated visa holders do not​ need a travel exemption to enter Australia

  • Masks are mandatory on inbound international flights. You must also comply with the mask requirements of the airline or cruise vessel you travel with.

Please note that some airlines still require a vaccination certificate and some airlines require passengers to have a negative COVID-19 test before they board.

State and ​territory information

Each Australian state and territory has its own requirements that you have to comply with. If you are planning to travel to Australia, you should always check the requirements of the state or territory you are travelling to. Requirements could include COVID-19 testing after you arrive in Australia or vaccination requirements to visit certain venues or work in certain occupations.

For more information visit State and territory information.

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program

Everyone in Australia can get a COVID-19 vaccine free of charge. International travellers who arrive in Australia are encouraged to access Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

For more information visit COVID-19 vaccines.

Visa concessions and refunds

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the past lockdowns in Australia, a range of changes were made to some visa categories, including the introduction of concession periods, visa fee waivers and visa refunds.

For more information visit COVID-19 visa information.


Study in Australia Group is an Education Agency that collaborates with hundreds of private and public colleges, high schools, English schools and higher education providers offering study programs and enrolment support in Australia. If you are planning to study in Australia or you are an employer planning to send your employees on a study exchange or sabbatical to Australia, contact Study in Australia Group for a free consultation!

We look forward to welcoming international students back to Australia.


The information on this page was obtained from the Department of Home Affairs website on 06 July 2022. The information is subject to change. Content on this website is not intended for use as immigration or legal advice.


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