With most states opening up due to hitting vaccination milestones early, domestic and international travel is now again up for discussion. Things are now significantly safer, so borders and restrictions are easing up. But before dusting off your suitcases and booking that flight for a holiday overseas, it’s important to remember that one must get their documents in order.
Here is a small guide on what to get in order before traveling.
There are different requirements with every state, but the bottom line is that you may need the following to travel from, within, or to Australia:
International travel has more requirements you will need to meet. Prepare the following:
Certain airlines may have more requirements, so it’s best to also check online and plan your trip months ahead to avoid any possible difficulties. Outlining booster shots and other immunisations can also come in handy if you or someone you are traveling with is immunocompromised.
Australia’s borders are currently closed and entry to Australia remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Travel to Australia is only available if you are exempt or you have been granted an individual exemption.
Travel restrictions are subject to change in response to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. You can stay informed with the latest updates by checking this page regularly. If you are transiting through Australia further information can be found on the Transiting Australia webpage.
You are automatically exempt from the travel restrictions and can enter Australia (without obtaining an individual exemption) if you are:
You need to carry evidence that you meet one of the above categories when travelling. Additional evidence may be requested. If you are not in an exempt category you can request an individual exemption to Australia’s travel restrictions using the Travel Exemption portal.
In conclusion, travel regulations are still in place to make sure the threat of COVID-19 is kept at bay. Being vaccinated and responsible is the key to staying safe at all times.
Nina Alvarez is a Content Producer for Healthcare Channel. Her interests include writing, particularly about the healthcare sector and the many ways it can improve to further benefit people from all walks of life.