Entry Requirements / EPI Study in Australia

Update: Pre-departure to Australia COVID-19 testing, QLD Border, TGA approved RATs and Vaccine

As at 24 January 2022


Pre-departure COVID-19 testing

Effective from 23 January 2022, all inbound passengers must provide a negative accepted COVID-19 test result. These tests can be either:

  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR, or RT-PCR)

Must be done within 3 days before the day of the flight’s departure.

  • Transcription mediated amplification
  • Loop-mediated isothermal amplification; or a
  • A Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) – A medical certificate as proof of a negative Rapid Antigen Test

Must be done within 24 hours of the flight’s scheduled departure time

  • Serology tests are not accepted.

Your COVID-19 test result can be paper-based or electronic.

If your flight is delayed, you will still be considered to have met the pre-departure testing requirements. You will not need a new test.

More info: https://bit.ly/3qU979f

TGA approved Rapid Antigen Test (RATs) kits

A list of self-tests that are approved in Australia


Entering Queensland from overseas

Fully vaccinated international arrivals to Queensland are not required to quarantine if:

  • They have undertaken a TGA approved rapid antigen test within the first 24 hours of arrival in Queensland, and they isolate at their residence, accommodation or boat until they receive a negative result.
  • An international arrival who undertook a COVID-19 test in another State or Territory within 24 hours of arrival in Australia and received a negative test result, does not have to undertake a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival in Queensland.

Entering Queensland as an unvaccinated international arrival

  • Unvaccinated travellers permitted to enter Australia by the Commonwealth will need to quarantine on arrival at Queensland in government-nominated accommodation.

More info: https://bit.ly/3IAlxZX

Sputnik V has now been named an approved and recognised vaccine in Australia 💉

There are now a total of nine (9) vaccines currently recognised by Australian authorities:

  • Sputnik V
  • Covaxin
  • BBIBP-Corv
  • Sinovac
  • Covishield
  • Janssen
  • Pfizer
  • Moderna
  • Vaxzervria (AstraZenaca)

More info: https://bit.ly/34238Ga

Thanks to Austrade Bangkok for the update

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