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Travelling to Australia from Canada 2022 | Australia welcomes Canadians

After almost two-years of Australia’s borders being closed to international travellers, one of the longest closures since the start of the pandemic, fully vaccinated Canadian citizens can now enjoy quarantine-free travel to Australia. 

Travelling to Australia from Canada 2022 | Australia welcomes Canadians

In celebration of Australia’s borders reopening to all fully vaccinated Canadian visa holders, business travellers and tourists – Tourism Australia, in partnership with Air Canada, will be activating a special projection installation in Vancouver and Toronto. 

Canadians can experience the mesmerizing projection experience displayed on various buildings in high-foot traffic areas in Downtown Vancouver and Toronto on Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th from 7pm to 12am.

Projections will be presented in a safe socially-distant public setting. Canadians who find the projections in Downtown Vancouver as well as Toronto will have the opportunity to win two Air Canada business class flights from Canada to Australia by scanning a QR code that will be projected alongside the footage of Australian landscapes. 

The projection installation is a visual way for Australia to say “welcome back” to fully vaccinated Canadians after two years of border closures. The projection will incorporate stunning video footage of the destination’s most iconic locations, nature and wildlife and Indigenous culture. 

Tourism Australia is proud to be partnering with Air Canada to celebrate the return of Canadian travellers down under and the resumption of Air Canada flights. With year-round connecting flights from Toronto and direct flights out of Vancouver, Air Canada is ready to offer a world-class flight experience again to Canadian travellers looking to fly in comfort. 

Australia has been one of the top aspirational travel destinations for Canadians: in 2019, almost 190,000 Canadian visitors arrived into Australia making up 2% of all Australia’s international arrivals. Total expenditure by Canadian travellers in Australia that year equated to almost $900 million. 

While some things have remained the same Down Under – namely the gloriously wide-open spaces and locals’ famously easy-going way of life – in recent years everything from food to fashion has had a fresh new makeover. New tourism experiences and places to stay have opened, refreshed cultural attractions reflect the vibrancy of today’s residents, and major event plans are being laid for 2022 and beyond. 

For tips on where to go and what to see visit Australia.com. Canadians can find city guides, holiday itineraries and travel advice all in one place to make trip planning as easy as possible. 

TRAVELLING TO AUSTRALIA 

  • From 21 February 2022, visa holders who are fully vaccinated with two doses of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved COVID-19 vaccine can travel to Australia quarantine-free, without the need to apply for a travel exemption. 
  • To be eligible to enter Australia, international travellers must: 
    • hold a valid Australian visa. 
    • be fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and provide proof of vaccination status
    • Present a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) or Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Covid-19 test taken within 24 hours of departure (unless a medical exemption applies). 
  • As of 7 February 2022, fully vaccinated visa holders can enter all states and territories quarantine-free from 21 February 2022. 
  • Travellers will need to comply with requirements in the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territories that they plan to travel to. Information on entry requirements is updated regularly so it is important to check the latest requirements before travelling. Travellers are also encouraged to check any requirements for stopover destinations that they are transitioning through. 
  • For requirements for travel into specific states and territories in Australia, visit the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website | State and Territory Information
  • For more information on travelling to Australia visit the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs I Travelling to Australia