Australian citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated by an Australian Government approved or recognised vaccine will be able to leave and return to Australia without needing a travel exemption.

Australian citizens and permanent residents who do not meet the eligibility requirements must continue to follow the current border processes when leaving Australia or coming to Australia.

Evidence of vaccination

International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates are being used around the world to provide evidence that travellers have been vaccinated.

To travel internationally without requiring an exemption, fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will need to provide evidence of their vaccination status at airport check-in when departing Australia.

You will need to show airline staff your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC), which you can get through your myGov account. The ICVC will be provided in PDF format for you to print or hold electronically on your phone.

For more information about getting an ICVC, visit the Services Australia website.

Returning to Australia

The Australian borders are open for tourism effective from the 21st February 2022.  If you are fully vaccinated with an Australian Government approved or recognised vaccine you aren’t required to undergo quarantine when you arrive into Australia.

Evidence of your vaccination status will be required when you check-in to your flight.

Make sure you comply with all other requirements for coming to Australia.

States and territories are responsible for determining entry requirements for people entering from overseas. Check with the State or Territory for more information for the required state requirements to enter Australia.