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Australia to dump Covid vaccine requirements and travel exemptions for international arrivals

People arriving in the country will no longer need to use the digital passenger declaration under changes to come into effect next week

People arriving in Australia will no longer have to declare their Covid vaccination status or obtain a travel exemption under changes to come into effect this week.

The home affairs minister, Clare O’Neil, announced on Sunday that the government would dump the restrictions that have been in place since the country’s borders reopened late last year, with the changes to the Biosecurity Act made following advice from the chief medical officer, Paul Kelly.

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