COVID vaccination

International Borders Progressively Opening – COVID vaccines

Posted: November 2021

The Australian border is progressively opening, however non-Australians still require a travel exemption. If you are fully vaccinated reduced quarantine requirements apply but this depends on your entry point. Currently international travellers may only enter and travel between NSW (Sydney), Victoria (Melbourne)  and the ACT (Canberra) without quarantining.

Travellers to Australia are considered to be fully vaccinated if you have completed a course of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognised vaccine. Current accepted vaccines and dosages for the purposes of travel are:

Two doses at least 14 days apart of:

  • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria
  • AstraZeneca Covishield
  • Pfizer/Biontech Comirnaty
  • Moderna Spikevax
  • Sinovac Coronavac
  • Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (for people aged 18-60 and only if it was produced in Beijing)
  • Bharat Biotech Covaxin.

Or one dose of:

  • Johnson & Johnson/ Janssen-Cilag COVID Vaccine.

Seven days must have passed since the final dose of vaccine in a course of immunisation for you to be considered fully vaccinated.

Note: You must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 3 days of your flight’s scheduled departure to your airline when you check-in for a flight to travel into Australia.

If you need more information on visa options or your eligibility to enter Australia use our Contact Us page.