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Breaking News: Australia Lifts Vaccination Requirement for International Travellers

From 12:01am on Wednesday 6 July 2022, international travellers entering Australia will no longer need to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status. As of this date, international arrivals are also no longer required to complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD).

The decisions were announced over the weekend by Health Minister Mark Butler who said the change to the Biosecurity Act was based on advice from Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly.

“The Australian Government makes decisions on COVID-related issues after considering the latest medical advice,” said Mr Butler. “We will continue to act on the medical advice as needed.”

While travellers no longer need to offer proof of vaccination, they are still required to abide by the rules and regulations of airlines as well as the states and territories they are entering. 

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