On Monday (7 February), Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia will fully reopen its borders from 21 February to all travellers, such as tourists and students, who hold visas and are double-vaccinated.
This ends a two-year closure since March 2020 when the country shut its borders against the surging Covid-19 pandemic. It later started to gradually ease its border restrictions, such as starting travel bubbles with countries like Singapore.
But even with the latest announcement by Australia, travellers will still need to be wary of travel and testing rules, which can vary by state. Here’s what you need to know about any lingering border restrictions and which states are open to which travellers, in Australia.