The Govt of Australia on Monday (21st Feb 2022) fully reopens its international borders for tourists and other travelers who are fully vaccinated against the Covid-19.
The reopening of Australian borders for international tourists has ended a hiatus of almost two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the world’s longest-running pandemic travel restrictions.
Starting today, more than 50 international flights will reach Australia throughout the day which includes 27 touching down in Sydney, its largest city.
“It is a very exciting day, one that I have been looking forward to for a long time, from the day that I first shut that border right at the start of the pandemic,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Travel Exemption Not Required For Fully Vaccinated Travelers
Starting from 21st February 2022 all fully vaccinated visa holders can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. However, Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated visa holders will still need a valid travel exemption to enter Australia.
Also, unvaccinated travelers who have a medical reason for not being jabbed will still need to apply for a travel exemption and, if successful, will be required to quarantine at a hotel.
This comes after the Australian Govt has announced the reopening of its borders to vaccinated tourists and other visa holders for the first time after the Coronavirus pandemic.