The Australian government has updated its list of approved COVID-19 vaccinations.

Key Points:

  • As of Jan. 17, travelers will be considered fully vaccinated if they received a Coronavac, Covishield, Covaxin or Sputnik V vaccination at least 14 days before arrival.
    • Travelers who have received the BBIBP-CorV vaccination within 14 days of arrival and are under the age of 60 when entering Australia will be considered fully vaccinated.
  • A full list of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Australian authorities is available here.

Additional Information: More information regarding Australia’s entry and health requirements is available here.

BAL Analysis: 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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