International Vaccine Passport for Australians October 2021

International Vaccine Certificate

Internationally recognised proof of vaccination is likely to be part of international travel for some years which means you are going to need a certificate (either digital or paper) that proves your status. If you are eligible for Medicare and have been vaccinated in Australia, you can now access your certificate via the Medicare Express app or the MyGov website.

You will need an Australian passport or visa, and your vaccination needs to be registered with the Australian Immunisation Register. If you are not eligible for Medicare you can obtain a certificate by calling the Australian Immunisation Register (1800 653 809) or by visiting a Services Australia shop.

You access this certificate the same way you access the certificate you need to prove you are double vaccinated. You will receive a certificate of vaccination complete with a QR code that can be scanned when you enter another country. When international travel resumes – hopefully on November 1 – you will need this certificate either on your phone or as a printout. 

Countries will decide what proof of vaccination they will accept, so when you decide to travel overseas check the destination’s requirements on the Smartraveller website first. 

For those who have been vaccinated overseas this certificate will not be available because you are not on the Australian Immunisation Register.  It is recommended that you carry your vaccination certificate with you when travelling in Australia.

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