Vaccinated visa holders are now allowed to enter Australia.
by | March 21, 2022
After closing its borders and having one of the strictest border restrictions around the world, Australia finally reopened its borders in February 2022, allowing long-awaited family reunions and international travel plans to finally happen.
Planning to visit the land down under? Here’s everything you need to know before your visit:
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Who can travel to Australia?
Do Filipinos need a visa to enter Australia?
Requirements for travel to Australia from the PhilippinesAustralian tourist visa requirements
Current Australia COVID situation
Who can travel to Australia from the Philippines?
Starting February 21, 2022, Australia opened its borders to fully vaccinated visa holders.
Do you need a visa to enter Australia?
Yes, you need a valid Australian visa when traveling from the Philippines to Australia.
Australian tourist visa requirements
The Tourist Stream is a visa stream that allows an individual to visit Australia as a tourist, to go on a cruise, or to see family and friends. To be eligible for application, you need:
To prove you’re a genuine visitor
Provide enough funds to support your stay and leave
An individual may be granted a stay of 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months.
Here’s a list of documents you need for your application. Ensure to provide accurate information:
Pages of current passport showing your photo, personal details, passport issue, and expiry date. Also provide a national identity card if you have one or proof of a change of name (marriage certificate, etc.)
Genuine visitor documents: Proof you have enough funds to support your stay and for leaving Australia such as bank statements, payslips, and credit card statements
Letter from a relative or friend in Australia stating their relationship to you, the purpose of visit and stay, if you’ll be staying with them
Plans while in Australia
Proof of reasons to return home such as a letter from your employer, proof that you can return home, and proof that you are studying in your home country.
Find the step-by-step tourist visa application guide here.
Requirements for travel to Australia from the Philippines
Here are the documents you need to prepare for:
Proof of vaccination. The certificate must be: Issued by a national/state-level authority or accredited vaccination provider
Written in English or with translation
Contain the traveler’s name that’s the same as in their passport, either birth date, passport number, or national identity number, name of vaccine brand, and the date of each dose
Digital Passenger Declaration. You may start your DPD seven days before your flight and submit it within 72 hours prior to departure for Australia.
Present a negative PCR Test taken within three days (72 hours) prior to departure or an antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure.
The following are exempted from pre-departure testing: Children aged 4 years and younger at the time of check-in for the departure
Individuals with a medical condition, which prevents them from taking a COVID-19 test. Present a medical certificate.
Individuals carrying a certificate provided by a medical practitioner
Passengers of an aircraft on an emergency medical evacuation flight and their companions
International aircrew who are tested regularly to meet state and surveillance testing requirements
Individuals traveling from a country where COVID-19 testing is not reasonably unavailable
Find more information about travel requirements here.
Australia quarantine rules
Quarantine rules depend on which state or territory you’re going to:
Current Australia COVID situation
For more information and updates, visit the following links: