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Travel during the pandemic: what you need to know
Travel during the pandemic: what you need to know
Travelling internationally or interstate? Find all the latest advice here.
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Written by Caroline
Updated over a week ago

February 2022:

International travel:

Fully vaccinated Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible visa holders, can travel to and from Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption. For more information on what fully vaccinated means, visit the Home Affairs website.

Immediate family members of Australian citizens, permanent residents or New Zealand citizens usually resident in Australia who do not hold an eligible visa must provide proof of relationship before travel by submitting an exemption request through the Travel Exemption Portal.

All other temporary visa holders seeking to travel to Australia must apply for a travel exemption.

From 21 February 2022, all fully vaccinated visa holders can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. Unvaccinated visa holders will still need a valid travel exemption to enter Australia.

If you are coming to or from Australia you can check what you need to do before you travel by following the below guides:

For domestic travel in Australia:

Each state or territory has its own entry requirements, and the conditions may change at short notice. In line with National Cabinet guidelines, rapid antigen testing is no longer required to travel between Australian states, except for those entering Western Australia.

The most up-to-date information about entry conditions, forms and requirements is available on relevant government websites as follows:

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