Australia eases Covid 19 travel restrictions from Dec 1

Highlights

  • Australia to welcome tourists from 1 December.
  • Fully vaccinated Japanese and Korean travellers can travel to Australia without needing to seek a travel exemption. 
  • Students and skilled workers, along with humanitarians, can come to Australia from Dec 1. 

Australian Federal Government announced the easing of its strict travel restrictions this week.

In a statement released on November 22, the government announced that fully vaccinated visa holders, including skilled workers and students, can now enter Australia without first seeking a travel exemption. This will be in effect from December 1.

The government also informed that visitors holding a valid visa and a complete dosage of vaccine recognised by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) would be allowed to come into the country. The travellers will be required to provide their vaccination status proof and COVID Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test report taken within three days of departure for Australia. According to the statement, visitors entering Australia must adhere to the quarantine rules of the country in which they arrive.

As per the announcement, travellers from Japan and Korea, who hold valid Australian visas, will also be able to travel from their country quarantine free without requiring travel exemption.

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