Travel for vaccinated Australians and permanent residents

Travel for vaccinated Australians and permanent residents

Fully vaccinated Australian citizens, permanent residents and other visa holders with travel exemptions aged 12 years and over can now travel to and from Australia.

When preparing to travel, you should check what you need to do when coming to Australia from overseas.

All travellers to Australia MUST complete an Australia Travel Declaration (ATD) at least 72 hours before departure.

There are specific vaccines that are accepted for travel to Australia. You need to make sure you have one of those before travelling. 

Fully vaccinated

The Australian Government considers you to be fully vaccinated if you have completed a course of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognised vaccine. This includes mixed doses.  Current vaccines and dosages accepted for the purposes of travel are:

  • Two doses at least 14 days apart of:
    • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria
    • AstraZeneca Covishield
    • Pfizer/Biontech Comirnaty
    • Moderna Spikevax
    • Sinovac Coronavac
    • Bharat Biotech Covaxin
    • Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (for 18-60 year olds).
  • Or one dose of:
    • Johnson & Johnson/ Janssen-Cilag COVID Vaccine.

At least 7 days must have passed since the final dose of vaccine in a course of immunisation for you to be considered fully vaccinated. Mixed doses count towards being fully vaccinated as long as all vaccines are approved or recognised by the TGA.

If you have not been vaccinated with the above doses or schedule, you do not meet Australia’s definition of ‘fully vaccinated.’ This includes instances where the dosing schedule or vaccine eligibility differs in your country of origin.

The TGA is evaluating other COVID-19 vaccines that may be recognised for the purposes of inbound travel to Australia in future. The most up-to-date information on approved and recognised vaccines is available on the TGA website.


For the most up to date information on travel, visit the Home Affairs website 

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