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International COVID-19 vaccines recognised by Australia

26 November 2021

Find out which vaccines we recognise for the purpose of travel to Australia.

Check this page regularly to stay up to date. Advice may change.

We approve COVID-19 vaccines for use in Australia. This includes checking if they meet our high safety, quality and effectiveness standards.

We also recognise some vaccines that are used in other countries, but not approved for use in Australia.

Vaccines we've approved for use in Australia

We recognise all vaccines that are provisionally approved for use in Australia for incoming travellers. These include:

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer)
  • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
  • Spikevax (Moderna)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Janssen).

Need more information about our approval process? Find out how we assess COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccines we recognise for the purpose of travel to Australia

As of 1 November 2021, we recognise the following vaccines for the purpose of travel to Australia:

  • Coronavac (Sinovac)
  • Covidshield (AstraZeneca - Serum Institute of India)
  • BBIBP-CorV for people aged 18 - 60 years of age (Sinopharm China)
  • Covaxin (Bharat Biotech).

Travelling to Australia?

Read What I need to do before I travel on the Department of Home Affairs website and COVID-19 vaccinations on smartraveller.gov.au.

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