Last updated on Jun 6th, 2023 by Heena Ganotra
International travel has become more complicated in recent years because of the global pandemic. Different countries have developed different approaches to protect their population from the virus. Australia has had one of the strictest responses to the pandemic, placing comprehensive travel restrictions on people attempting to visit the country.
One of these restrictions was the requirement of a pre-departure covid-19 test. Visitors were only allowed to enter if they cleared that test and followed strict safety protocols.
Based on expert medical advice, the country has started to ease some of its restrictions. The Australian government’s Biosecurity Emergency Determination for the pandemic has been in place for several months and was set to renew on April 17th, 2022. The government has decided the policy doesn’t need to be renewed at this time.
The implementation of strict policies helped Australia prevent thousands of deaths and millions of hospitalizations. Currently, the country has some of the highest vaccination rates in the world. The government has deemed it safe for people to enter the country under fewer restrictions. This means:
Travellers are expected to follow reasonable safety protocols during their journey to reduce the chances of them contracting the virus or spreading it to others.
The Australian government announced opening its borders and easing travel restrictions in February 2022, which have been active for nearly two years. This is the first time since the policy was implemented that visitors will be able to travel to Australia and in Australia freely. According to the regulations:
It is important to note that the Australian Government may implement stricter protocols at a later date if the situation changes. We recommend travellers check the latest news by staying tuned to this space as we’ll update every advancement here, big or small.
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