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COVID-19 Portal for Travellers

COVID-19 Portal

Important information on keeping updated overseas, vaccines, green passes and returning to Australia.

Updated on 8 February 2022

 

Keeping updated whilst in Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia or Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

FAQs  - Travel to Australia, Vaccination, Green Passes and Vaccination Certificates

Travelling to Australia

What are Australia’s re-entry and quarantine measures?

 

What do I need to do before I travel?

 

Do I need a COVID-19 test before I travel to Australia?

 

Vaccines and vaccine access

 

Will I be able to register the vaccine I received when I was overseas into the Australian Immunisation Register?

 

Where do I find information about Australia’s vaccination program?

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates

You may be required to present proof of vaccination to enter some venues in Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Australian International COVID Vaccination Certificate is acceptable proof of vaccination for this purpose. However the local EU Green Pass apps are not configured to read the QR codes on non-EU format vaccination certificates. This may cause difficulties for travellers for travellers from many countries, including Australians, when accessing local venues, businesses and transportation.

If you're travelling to another country in Europe before visiting Austria, Slovakia or Slovenia, you may be able to convert your Australian vaccination certificate to an EU Digital Certificate which can be read by the local Green Pass apps.

If you're not able to obtain an EU Digital Certificate, you should carry a hard copy of your Australian vaccination certificate with you at all times. 

The Australian Embassy in Vienna has prepared a letter (in English and German) that may assist with confirming that Australia's vaccination certificates are recognised as equivalent to EU Green Passes in Austria – available here (PDF).

Returning to Australia

Getting Home

Following changes to Australia's international travel regulations it is no longer possbile to register on the COVID-19 page on Smartraveller.  Consular support will still be available to Australians overseas. If you need emergency consular assistance, contact the nearest Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or call the 24/7 consular emergency number in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305.

 

Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic

For up-to-date advice on entering Australia, please visit the website of the COVID-19 and the border page on the website of the  Department of Home Affairs.

 

What are Australia’s re-entry and quarantine measures?

See  Re-entry and quarantine on the Smartraveller site.

 

Information on the Digital Passenger Declaration – a form which must be completed within 72 hours of departure for Australia

Interstate travel and quarantine restrictions in Australia

Vaccinated Australians and permanent residents

Australian citizens and permanent residents aged 12 and over who are fully vaccinated with an approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine can leave Australia without needing an outwards travel exemption and may be eligible for reduced quarantine requirements when returning to Australia. All children aged under 12 years count as fully vaccinated for travel purposes.  For more information see www.australia.gov.au.

 

For  information on COVID-19: Re-entry and quarantine measures, visit smartraveller, including information on flight caps and hotel quarantine programs, please visit Smartraveller: Re-entry and quarantine 

 

New South Wales

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Victoria

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Queensland 

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South Australia

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Western Australia

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Tasmania

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Australian Capital Territory

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Northern Territory

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