• Charlene Tan

International/Interstate Travel for Fully Vaccinated Australians!

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Good news! Fully vaccinated (who have received both shots of Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna) Australian citizens or Australia permanent residents aged 12 and over will now be allowed for international and interstate travel without the need to apply for a travel exemption or be in quarantine at arrival. For children under 12 who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, the travel exemption will also be granted.

A travel exemption may be granted to temporary residents who meets the following conditions:

  1. Your travel is part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the provision of aid.

  2. You are travelling for your business or employer.

  3. You are traveling to receive/undergo urgent medical treatment that is not available in Australia.

  4. You are traveling on compassionate or compelling grounds.

  5. You are traveling is due to urgent or unavoidable personal business

  6. Your travel is in regards to national interest.

Australians and Australian permanent residents who are not yet vaccinated are still required to apply for travel exemption and are required to undertake quarantine for 14 days. Requirements remain the same with a capped number of arrivals to 219 per week. For temporary residents, the requirement to obtain travel exemption also applies. This must be done prior to departure.

In all other cases, foreign nationals must demonstrate a compelling need to travel. These exemptions will be subjected to assessment on a case by case basis.


Wayfinder Migration is happy to assist those who wish to undertake international travel. We know this is an exciting time for everyone. However, it is important that you are fully aware of the implications of travelling before making any plans.

Please note, this should be taken as a generic guide and is not considered or official advice. Travel advice is evolving constantly, as such, proper assessment should be undertaken at all times.


Still unsure? Feel free to book in a consultation for detailed advise and steps!


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