• Shahen Davityan

Easing of Australian Border Restrictions

The Australian government has announced easing of the Australian border restrictions starting from 1 December 2021. From 1 December 2021, fully vaccinated travellers to Australia may enter Australia without needing to apply for a Travel Exemption.


In order to be eligible, you must hold an eligible visa and be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with a vaccination course that is recognised by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration. Currently, the accepted vaccination courses 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.

You must also hold an eligible visa for Australia in order to be eligible to enter Australia without a Travel Exemption. Eligible visas include:

  • Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage visa

  • Subclass 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visa

  • Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa

  • Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa

  • Subclass 500 Student visa

Please find the full list of eligible visas here. Please note that details regarding eligible visas and vaccinations are subject to change.


If you do not have an eligible visa for Australia, Verde Lawyers may assist you in your visa application. Our experienced and friendly team will guide you through the entire process and help you achieve the beset outcome possible.


Contact us today at Verde Lawyers at info@verdelawyers.com or 02 9283 5290.




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