The Australian government has replaced its travel declaration form and will ease its COVID-19 entry requirements.

Key Points:

  • Australian authorities have replaced the Australia Travel Declaration with the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD).
  • Air travelers entering Australia should start completing the DPD within seven days before intended travel and must submit it within 72 hours before departure.
  • To complete the DPD, travelers must provide contact information, including an Australian phone number and make legally binding declarations regarding their vaccination status, previous 14-day travel history, and understanding of Australia’s quarantine and testing protocols.
  • Beginning April 18, fully vaccinated travelers will not have to provide pre-departure COVID-19 testing results to enter the country.

Additional Information: Travelers can complete the DPD by downloading the application or by submitting the DPD online form. State and territory entry requirements, including vaccination and pre-departure testing requirements, may differ from Australian federal government requirements. A full list of documents needed before traveling to Australia is available here for vaccinated travelers and here for those who are not fully vaccinated.

BAL Analysis: 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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