Latest Updates as of January 26th 2022
Great News! Australia’s borders have opened since December 15th to fully vaccinated ** eligible visa holders***.
At AUG, we continually monitor what is happening as Government Travel requirements are updated. We are here to help to keep you updated and assist where ever we can.
With the pandemic, things can change quickly. With cases of the Omicron variant increasing worldwide, Australian governments regularly adjust their travel advice. Therefore, it is essential to keep you updated with the latest information. AUG monitors the situation to advise best and support our students moving to Australia.
To help you prepare: – we have provided here some travel requirements you must fulfil before moving to Australia.
What do I need to do before I travel to Australia?
You must check all the latest travel requirements on the Australian Government website. See below.
- Ensure that you have a valid visa; see the above visa category.
- Check if you are exempt from any of Australia’s travel restrictions
- Check any requirements, particularly quarantine and post-arrival testing, in the state or territory to which you are travelling, as this will impact your travel arrangements.
If you plan to travel onwards to or through a different state or territory when you arrive in Australia, you need to check domestic travel restrictions. States and Territories can apply their travel restrictions.
- Obtain foreign vaccination certificates and ensure to certify them.
- Complete an Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before your flight
- Undertake a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test within three days or supervised rapid antigen test (RAT) within 24 hours of departure. Click here to find out more.
- Complete the necessary arrival registration form depending on the states/territories that you will be arriving
What are the quarantine and post-arrival testing requirements? Some helpful links to prepare your travel
South Australia: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/travel/international-travel
Northern Territory: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine
Australian Capital Territory: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/travel/overseas-travel
Where can I get the arrival registration form?
Victoria: Complete Victoria International passenger arrivals permit
QLD: no longer required to complete International arrival registration form
SA: no longer required to complete Entry Check SA
WA: Complete and received G2G Pass
NT: Complete a Border Entry Form
ACT: Complete Declaration Form
NSW: no Form required
** What is the TGA approved Vaccine?
- Two doses at least 14 days apart of:
- AstraZeneca Vaxzevria
- AstraZeneca Covishield
- Pfizer/Biotech Comirnaty
- Moderna Spikevax or Takeda
- Sinovac Coronavac
- Bharat Biotech Covaxin
- Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (for people under 60 years of age on arrival in Australia).
- Or one dose of:
- Johnson & Johnson/ Janssen-Cilag COVID Vaccine.
At least seven days must have passed since the final dose of Vaccine in the course of immunisation for you to be considered fully vaccinated. Mixed doses count towards being fully vaccinated as long as all vaccines are approved or recognised by the TGA.
*** What are the eligible visa holders?
Good news. Student visa (subclass 500) and Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) holders are approved to return and travel into Australia. Check the visa category below to verify your visa category.
|Subclass 417 – Working Holiday visa|
|Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa|
|Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visa|
|Subclass 476 – Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa|
|Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa|
|Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visa|
|Subclass 487 – Skilled – Regional Sponsored visa|
|Subclass 489 – Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visa|
|Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa|
|Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa|
|Subclass 500 – Student visa|
|Subclass 560 – Student Temporary Visa|
|Subclass 571 – Student Schools Sector Visa|
|Subclass 572 – Vocational Education and Training Sector Visa|
|Subclass 573 – Higher Education Sector Visa|
|Subclass 574 – Postgraduate Research Sector Visa|
|Subclass 575 – Non-Award Sector Visa|
|Subclass 580 – Student Guardian visa|
|Subclass 590 – Student Guardian visa|
For further information, please click here to contact your nearest AUG office.