July 4, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier

International travellers visiting Australia will no longer be required to be vaccinated as of this Wednesday morning, after the new Federal Minister for Health Mark Butler announced yesterday that international arrivals will no longer need to declare their vaccination status to enter the country.

“The Australian Government makes decisions on COVID related issues after considering the latest medical advice,” said Butler in a press statement.

“The Chief Medical Officer has advised it is no longer necessary for travellers to declare their vaccine status as part of our management of COVID.”

The requirement for all travellers to complete a Digital Passenger Declaration will also be removed from July 6.

Both of these developments which remove one of the last barriers to entering Australia during the pandemic and make it easier to travel here overall have the potential to increase international delegate numbers for business events held in Australia.