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
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.
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”.