Australia drops all restrictions on overseas visitors

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Australia will drop all remaining entry restrictions for overseas visitors from Wednesday, meaning international travellers no longer need to declare their vaccination status before arriving.

All visa holders whether vaccinated or unvaccinated will now be able to enter Australia without filling in a digital passenger declaration form.

“As more and more of us travel internationally and we get more confident in managing our risk of COVID, our airports are getting busier,” Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil said.

“Removing these requirements will not only reduce delays in our airports but will encourage more visitors and skilled workers to choose Australia as a destination.

“And for Australian citizens, with the removal of these requirements, returning home will be much easier.”

Plans are now underway to update the digital passenger declaration form, so it can replace the paper based incoming passenger card.