Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official

Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official. The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July. Department of Health …

Coronavirus Travel Restrictions – Australia

LATEST NEWS: Updated 20 March 2020 Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that Australia is closing its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents. “The entry ban takes effect from 9pm AEDT Friday, 20 March 2020, with exemptions only for Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family, including spouses, legal …

No passport needed with streamlined SmartGate processing

From 17 November 2018 there will be no need for many travelers to show their passport when travelling through Australian international terminals. In particular, the amendments will reduce the processing burden for travellers at international ports using a SmartGate (or other authorised system) by removing the requirement to present a …