Covid-19 Travel - February 23, 2022

Travel to Australia - what do you need?

Covid-19 Travel - February 23, 2022

Travel to Australia is back! As of Monday 21 February, Australia reopened for international travellers - this comes after almost two years of tight restrictions.

If you're already planning your trip or just starting to think about it, there's never a bad time to get to grips with the vaccination and testing requirements.

Read on to find out how to make your testing to travel to Australia simple and stress-free.

What are the vaccination rules?

Travellers are now allowed to enter Australia, providing they can show proof of having two doses of an approved Covid-19 vaccine. If you are not considered fully vaccinated, you will need a compelling reason to enter. You will also need to apply for a travel exemption and, if successful, will still be required to quarantine at a hotel.

Please also note, seven days must have passed since the final dose of your vaccine, but there is no expiry date on vaccines. Booster jabs are not required.

Which vaccines are approved?

To be considered fully vaccinated, arrivals must have received at least two doses (including mixed doses) of an approved vaccine which includes AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Covax, Coronavac, Sputnik, Sinopharm, or Novavax, or one dose of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is a list of vaccines approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). If your vaccine is not on this list, you will not be considered fully vaccinated and therefore need a travel exemption to enter. 

What about Children?

Regardless of their own vaccination status, children under the age of 12 years and three months at the time of travel can enter Australia if the adults they are travelling with are classed as fully vaccinated. Children over the age of 4 (unless medically exempt or recently recovered from Covid-19) will still need to do a test the same as fully-vaccinated adults. Anybody over the age of 12 years and three months must be fully vaccinated. 

What Covid-19 testing is required for travel to Australia?

Before flying, you must provide proof of a negative test result. This can be:

  • A PCR test up to 72 hours before departure, or

  • A supervised rapid antigen test up to 24 hours before departure. 

The antigen test must be taken under medical supervision.

Be aware that individual states or territories have their own vaccination and testing requirements (particularly for young people), so it is important that you make sure you read and check carefully before travelling.

Qured’s video supervised rapid antigen test

Qured provides tests with video supervision, which means you can take your at-home test whilst being overseen by one of our health advisors - in line with the Australian guidelines and requirements. Our supervised Fit to Fly antigen test costs $35 - which includes the video appointment.

When will my Covid-19 test be delivered?

We offer free DHL Standard Delivery. Delivers in 3-6 business days. Next-day dispatch when ordered before 11am, Monday to Friday. No weekend delivery or dispatch.

Book with Qured today.


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