IMPACT – HIGH
The Australian government recently announced that certain visa holders who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 would no longer need to apply for travel exemptions to enter the country.
Additional Information: Travelers should check health and quarantine requirements for the state or territory which they are entering. More information on specific state and territory requirements can be found here. When traveling to Australia, individuals will be required to show airline personnel their International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) or foreign vaccinate certificate that meets Australian travel requirements.
BAL Analysis: Eligible fully vaccinated visa holders will face fewer barriers when traveling to Australia. Additional visa subclasses may be added over time as the virus situation improves. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.
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