Australia's international border changes

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has detailed plans to reopen Australia's international border for citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated.


* The federal government expects the international border to reopen to Australian citizens, permanent residents and their families from November when an 80 per cent vaccination rate is anticipated

* States and territories are joining the program at varying rates depending on respective vaccination coverage

* Under the changes there will be no restrictions for fully vaccinated Australians leaving or entering the country

* Returning citizens and permanent residents double-dosed with a vaccine recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration can quarantine at home for seven days

* The TGA has agreed to recognise Covishield (India) and Sinovac (China) vaccines

* People who are unvaccinated or vaccinated with a jab not recognised by the TGA will need to undertake hotel quarantine for 14 days

* Travel caps will remain for unvaccinated people

* Citizens and permanent residents who cannot be vaccinated, such as children under the age of 12, will be treated as though they are fully vaccinated

* Australians leaving the country will be able to access an internationally recognised vaccine document

* The federal government is working towards quarantine-free travel for Australians and foreign nationals with countries including New Zealand, Singapore and the South Pacific region

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