Gidday, Australia is open and we’re ready to welcome you back. That’s right! After nearly two years of closed borders, Australia is reopening to fully vaccinated travellers. Officials have announced that tourism is set to resume on February 21.
For the past several months, Australia was slowly reopened to international students and foreign workers. However, this announcement marks a major change and effectively ends the final piece of Australia’s COVID-19 response.
While this rule change is significant to tourism returning it does come with one major condition: all travellers must show proof that they are double vaccinated (unless they are qualified for medical exemptions). This is the same rule currently in place for all Australian citizens and permanent residents with 80% of eligible adults currently being fully vaccinated.
All inbound travellers must also provide a negative COVID-19 test result.
Additionally, quarantine requirements and cap arrangements on arrivals will continue to be in place, and are up to state and territory governments to change individually. They differ throughout Australia, so check local quarantine requirements before travelling.
We remain ready to help you travel throughout Australia. As tourism opens up, our commitment to passenger safety remains. Our own COVID-19 hygiene and safety protocols will also remain in place:
As restrictions continue to ease, we look forward to travelling with you again. Keep safe and see you soon!