It's about more than staying healthy

Mataranka Thermal Pools, NT.  Photo credit: Tourism NT


It’s about more than staying healthy. Depending on your travel plans, proof of vaccination can affect your entry into Australia.

There are no requirements for vaccinations when entering Australia from the UK, although it’s worth ensuring your tetanus and polio vaccinations are up to date – contact your GP.

Visiting Torres Strait or Cape York Peninsula?
If you are planning on visiting these areas consider a vaccination for Japanese Encephalitis. Check with your GP and, if you do need this vaccine, make sure you have it at least 1 month before travel.

Entering Australia from another route?
Although you don’t need any vaccinations when flying directly to Australia that may not be the case if you’re visiting other countries first.

Many countries around the Pacific Rim are home to the mosquito that carries the Yellow Fever virus. If you’re travelling through one of them you may need vaccination. You can check vaccination requirements for the countries you’re visiting here.

If you’re travelling to Australia from a country where Yellow Fever vaccination is required you’ll need to show a certificate of vaccination (from your doctor) to enter. If you don’t have it, you won’t be let in.


Health advice changes. Stay up to date

Before you travel keep checking the health advice to avoid being caught out.

We’d recommend the Travel Doctor and Net Doctor sites.

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