The Australian government has relaxed its COVID-19 entry requirements for all travelers.

Key Points:

  • As of July 6, individuals who are entering Australia no longer need to show their COVID-19 vaccination status or complete the Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration.
  • Travelers who hold a valid visa no longer need a travel exemption to enter Australia; the Travel Exemptions Portal has been closed.
  • Those who are leaving Australia no longer have to show their COVID-19 vaccination status.
  • More information regarding Australia’s COVID-19 entry requirements is available here.

BAL Analysis: Before the July 6 change, visa holders who were not fully vaccinated were required to have a travel exemption, and all travelers were required to show their COVID-19 vaccination status to enter the country. Australian authorities have relaxed their COVID-19 entry requirements to ease the burden of travel to and from the country as the virus situation improves.

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