Australia on Monday announced the reopening of its borders to all vaccinated tourists and business travelers from February 21.
When the border restrictions were relaxed in November in response to an increasing vaccination rate among the Australian population, international students and skilled migrants were prioritized over tourists in being welcomed back to Australia.
Australian PM Scott Morrison said that his senior ministers agreed on Monday that the border would reopen to all vaccinated visas holders from February 21.
Morrison added that visitors must have proof of vaccination.
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said visitors who could provide proof of a medical reason why they could not be vaccinated could apply for a travel exemption.