October 8, 2021

Australia Developing Strategy to Reopen Borders Next Month for Vaccinated Australians

As Australia approaches 80% vaccination rate the government is preparing to ease the current COVID-19 related overseas travel restrictions. Following the completion of trials for home quarantine in New South Wales and South Australia, it is expected that states and territories that are prepared to do so, will implement a 7-day home quarantine period for Australian citizens and permanent residents entering the country from overseas. Entry will only be permissible for those who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved for use in Australia or recognized by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

This is a major movement in enabling more Australian nationals to return home sooner (subject to having the correct vaccinations) and will also enable fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents to travel overseas without having to apply for a travel exemption.

Border controls for temporary visa holders such as the 482 and 400 remain unchanged.

*Advice provided by our Registered Migration Agents

For further information on Australia travel requirements, please contact the Sterling Lexicon immigration team.

Leanne Cottrell

Leanne Cottrell

As Head of Immigration with Sterling Lexicon, Leanne leads a team of specialists who are responsible for ensuring the entire immigration process is smooth and stress-free for clients, assignees and their accompanying family members. She brings over ten years of experience in strategic immigration management, planning and consultation to her role, and has cultivated invaluable knowledge and experience in processing countless global migration applications. As a trusted partner, she consults with clients on everything from policy considerations and cost or efficiency improvements, to the impact of opening offices in new locations. Leanne is a frequent presenter and author on global immigration topics and trends.

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