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India to Australia Travel Rules Flights Information and Visa requirments

Australia opened borders to fully vaccinated tourists on 21 February, along with a flurry of changes to ease travel to the continent. Recent changes include mandatory online lodgement for visa applications, a visa application fee waiver for travellers with visas that expired during the pandemic, and no requirement for quarantine on arrival. Among the big-ticket events coming up is the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup from 22 October to 13 November 2022. Here is all you need to know to plan that Australia holiday this year.

Rules for entry to Australia

All travellers above 18 need to be fully vaccinated to enter Australia. Here is the full list of all that is required to be eligible for entry into the country.

All fully vaccinated visa holders can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. They will need to carry their COVID-19 vaccination certificate. To request an exemption, you will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccine.

Passengers arriving by air into Australia should complete the Digital Passenger Declaration. You can complete the form seven days before your flight to Australia, but you can only submit it 72 hours prior to departure, as the declaration requires your health information 72 hours before the flight.

A negative RT-PCR test result taken within three days of the flight’s scheduled departure for Australia, or a medical certificate as evidence of a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken under medical supervision within 24 hours before scheduled flight departure for all adults mandatory. You must complete this before you check into the flight. Parents or guardians should complete a declaration for any child under 16 years of age.

Children below the age of 12 can access the same travel arrangements as fully vaccinated people for international travel purposes. Temporary visa holders under the age of 18 at the time of departure for Australia do not require an approved travel exemption when travelling with at least one fully vaccinated adult.


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All travellers need to undertake a self-monitored, Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), within 24 hours of arrival into Australia. Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) results need to be reported to the respective state authority only if you test positive. Tourists travelling to South Australia will have to undertake a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival and those travelling to Western Australia will have to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) within 12 hours of arrival.

India to Australia Travel

Qantas introduced a nonstop direct flight from Delhi to Sydney, and a flight from Darwin to Sydney and onwards to Delhi, starting 6 December 2021. Currently, Air India operates nonstop flights from Delhi to Sydney or Melbourne. Connecting flights via other airlines to Australia are available from most major cities in India.

Visas to Australia

Indian travellers to Australia can apply for an e-visa online here. Processing time is estimated at a week given the submission of all requested information. If a traveller held a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) to Australia that has either expired or will expire between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2022, they can indicate eligibility for the Visa Application Charge waiver while applying for a new visa. You need to lodge your application by 31 December 2022 to receive the VAC waiver.

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