Wednesday, 05 January 2022
Media release

Australia’s border rules apply to everyone

​Any individual seeking to enter Australia must comply with our strict border requirements.

While the Victorian Government and Tennis Australia may permit a non-vaccinated player to compete in the Australian Open, it is the Commonwealth Government that will enforce our requirements at the Australian border.

Since 15 December 2021 fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can travel to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption, and enter eligible states and territories quarantine free.

If an arriving individual is not vaccinated, they must provide acceptable proof that they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons to be able to access the same travel arrangement as fully vaccinated travellers.

Australian Border Force will continue to ensure that those who arrive at our border comply with our strict border requirements.

No individual competing at the Australian Open will be afforded any special treatment.

Quarantine requirements for international arrivals in Victoria, including for non-vaccinated individuals, are a matter for the Victorian Government.

More information about international border restrictions is available at the ​​Department of Home Affairs website​.​​​