The Australian government has announced that it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated visa holders on Feb. 21.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Feb. 21, fully vaccinated tourists, business travelers and other visitors will be allowed to enter the country.
  • Visa holders who are not fully vaccinated will need a valid travel exemption to enter Australia and will be subject to territory-specific quarantine requirements.

Additional Information: A full list of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Australian authorities is available here. More information regarding Australia’s entry and health requirements is available here.

BAL Analysis: Australian authorities intend to allow more travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the country. Travelers should check entry requirements before planning travel to Australia. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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