See below for answers to some common questions about travel to Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Entering Australia - Eligibility
Australian borders are open to fully vaccinated travellers. For more information on entry requirements see here.
State and Territory Entry Requirements
Travellers to Australia need to comply with requirements in the state or territory of their arrival. To check requirements, see State and Territory Information for travellers.
Up to date information on vaccination requirements for travel to Australia is on Smartraveller.
The Australian Government has recognised the following vaccines for the purpose of travel to Australia:
- Comirnaty (Pfizer)
- Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
- Covisheld (AstraZeneca)
- Spikevax (Moderna)
- Janssen-Cilag (Johnson & Johnson)
- Coronavac (Sinovac)
- BBIBP-CorV (Sinopharm) - recognition is for travellers aged between 18 and 60. Further information is here
- Covaxin (Bharat Biotech) - recognition is for travellers aged 12 and over
- Gamelaya Research Institute Sputnik V
- Nuvaxovid (Biocelect on behalf of Novavax).
More guidance is available on the Department of Home Affairs vaccinated travellers page.
The Australian Government has approved Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Novavax and Moderna for use in Australia. If you have received these vaccinations overseas, you can register your vaccination on the Australian Immunisation Register when you return home.
Some states and territories may require evidence of vaccination for access to certain workplaces and public places. To check requirements, see State and Territory Information for Travellers.
Travelling to Australia
Before you travel to Australia you must:
- Review the latest requirements on Department of Home Affairs.
- Obtain your visa and travel exemption (if required)
- Complete an online Digital Passenger Declaration at least 72 hours before travel
- Have evidence that you are fully vaccinated against COVID
- Complete any documentation required for entry into the state or territory into which you will arrive
Some airlines will only accept passengers travelling to Australia who have been fully vaccinated with an Australian Government recognised vaccine. You must check vaccination policies directly with your airline.
Australian High Commission
Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros, Reunion Island (consular)
5 President Kennedy Street
Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: +230 202 0160