DestinationsFrom 6 July, unvaccinated travellers will be able to enter Australia without any restrictions.

Vaxxed or not, it doesn't matter for travel Down Under

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All travellers are now welcome to enter Australia, regardless of their vaccination status.
All travellers are now welcome to enter Australia, regardless of their vaccination status. Photo Credit: GettyImages/Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson

Though Australia had one of the strictest border control protocols during the pandemic, the country is going full steam ahead in returning to complete normalcy as it scraps the vaccination requirement for travellers from 6 July.

From the unvaccinated to the fully vaccinated, all travellers are now welcome to enter the country. Health minister Mark Butler said this decision was made following advice rendered by chief medical officer Paul Kelly.

Earlier, Australia had reopened its borders on 21 February, before removing the need for any pre-departure or on-arrival Covid-19 testings for passengers since 18 April.

Though travellers need not be vaccinated, they are still required to comply with the remaining Covid-19 rules imposed by airlines, shipping operators and officials from other states and territories. This includes wearing masks on domestic and international flights, public transport, cruise terminals and healthcare facilities.

Butler says that even though Australia has eased up on its vaccination requirement, the country will still continue to “act on the medical advice as needed”.

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