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What is Australia’s policy on vaccine passports for foreign investors?

I’m from China looking to visit Australia to explore residency via investment opportunities in person. Would I need to first get a vaccine certificate? Would my Chinese one suffice or would I have to send my European business partner instead who will probably get the EU vaccine?


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  • Quentin Kuo Law + Immigration
    June 11, 2021

    As of today, there is no vaccine passport for Australia as it impacts our Australian constitutional rights to health. A summary is provided by the government at: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions.

  • Education Overseas Academy
    June 10, 2021

    At the moment, Australia has not decided to allow travel to Australia based on vaccine certificates alone. Australia’s borders are currently closed and travel to Australia is only available if you a have been granted an individual exemption.  Making an application for investment based on residency visas (subclass 188) by itself would not provide an automatic exemption to travel before grant of the visa. Generally, an application for subclass 188 visa does not require a previous visit to Australia. Please note that you must hold a visa and have an exemption to Australia’s travel restrictions before you travel.