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Vaccine status no longer required

Vaccine status no longer required

International travellers to Australia will no longer be required to submit their covid vaccine status.

Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly amended the Biosecurity Act 2015 which will come into effect from July 6.

“The Australian Government makes decisions on COVID related issues after considering the latest medical advice,” Health Minister Mark Butler said.

“The Chief Medical Officer has advised it is no longer necessary for travellers to declare their vaccine status as part of our management of COVID.

“Unvaccinated Australians, as well as certain groups of visa holders, have been able to travel to Australia for some time.

“We will continue to act on the medical advice as needed.” 

Travellers however must still comply with the Covid-19 rules of airlines, including states and territories, and other countries.

This currently includes wearing masks on inbound international flights. State and territory orders mandating masks on domestic flights also remain in place.

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