Australia to reopen borders to fully vaccinated from February 21
Almost two years after the government closed Australia to the world, the international border is set to reopen to those who are fully vaccinated.
The new border rules would come into place on February 21.
Unvaccinated travellers would still need to apply for a travel exemption to come to Australia and have to undergo hotel quarantine if they were granted permission to enter the country.
The government’s definition was that people need to have a full course of a vaccine, which in most cases is two doses but for some international vaccines is only one, to be considered vaccinated. For example, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine — which is approved for use in Australia — involves only one dose. Check here for entry requirements for Australia.