Health Restriction on Australian International Travel is Discontinued Starting from 18 April 2022
According to the media release on 25 March 2022, The Australian government decided to discontinue the health restriction on Australian international travel from 18 April 2022. The health restriction has been in place since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic aiming to protect the Australian community from the virus.
However, some regulations in relation to the restriction will remain in place. What are those?
Health Restriction on Australian International Travel
The Australian government has put some health restrictions on Australian international travel since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The regulation was proposed to protect the Australian community from the virus.
The health restriction will lapse on 17 April 2022, and the Australian government announced to discontinue the restriction as Australia moves towards living with COVID-19. Hence, the below health restrictions will be stopped:
- Mandatory pre-departure test for travellers entering Australia
- Restriction on the entry of cruise vessels into and within Australian territory
- Price gouging rules on rapid antigen tests
The regulations that remain in place for Australian International Travel
Some regulations will remain in place for Australian international travel. Those regulations are:
- Evidence of COVID-19 double vaccination
- Mandatory mask while on international flights based on medical advise
It means you must be a fully vaccinated traveller to enter Australia, and you must show the evidence unless you are exempted from COVID-19 vaccination due to your health condition.
The current health restriction will lapse on 17 April 2022, which means that you will be able to travel to Australia as a fully vaccinated traveller without mandatory COVID-19 testing from 18 April 2022.
What does it mean to you?
It means we are going ahead to ‘live with the COVID-19 virus’ soon as the Australian government decided to discontinue the health restriction. There will be no mandatory COVID-19 test, so it is most likely that there will be no quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers as well. It is considering that most Australian states put mandatory quarantine for those who are tested positive only.
It might make your travel to Australia easier than before as long as you can provide that you are fully vaccinated with the approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Are you planning to travel to Australia?
The discontinued health restriction on Australian international travel might ease your concern. However, the most important thing you must prepare is a valid Australian visa.
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