Australia reopens the border for fully vaccinated travellers.

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Australia reopens the border for fully vaccinated travellers. What are the approved vaccines and how many doses do you need to enter Australia? Here is the full wrap up. (See the list of Vaccine)

Australia was isolated from the world for nearly two years of the period as their border has been closed all the time since the beginning of the pandemic. According to the ABC News report, the international border is set to reopen to those who are fully vaccinated with two jabs. 

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has noted that his government has been consulted by medical experts and the new border rules would apply with effect from February 21.

“The condition is you must be double vaccinated to come to Australia,” PM added.

“That’s the rule. Everyone is expected to abide by it.”

Tourism-related organizations are cheerfully welcoming this news. They have been crying out for movement on the border closure that crushed some businesses to flat.

Key Points of new border rules

  • People need to have had two doses of a COVID vaccine to be allowed in
  • Any unvaccinated travellers will have to apply for an exemption before they travel to Australia
  • The government shut the international border in March 2020

Fully vaccinated (list of vaaccine)

(These updates have been extracted from the Australian Home Affairs Ministry Official website. Subject to change in future.)

You are considered to be fully vaccinated for travel to and from Australia if you have completed a course of a vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). This includes mixed doses. Current approved or recognised vaccines and dosages accepted for travel are:

  • Two doses at least 14 days apart of:
    • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria
    • AstraZeneca Covishield
    • Pfizer/Biontech Comirnaty
    • Moderna Spikevax or Takeda
    • Sinovac Coronavac
    • Bharat Biotech Covaxin
    • Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (for people under 60 years of age on arrival in Australia)
    • Gamaleya Research Institute Sputnik V
    • Novavax/Biocelect Nuvaxovid.
  • Or one dose of:
    • Johnson & Johnson/ Janssen-Cilag COVID Vaccine.

The TGA is evaluating other COVID-19 vaccines that may be recognised for inbound travel to Australia in future.

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Sources: ABC
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