Philippines to Australia: Travel Requirements, Visa Application, Etc.

Vaccinated visa holders are now allowed to enter Australia.
by | March 21, 2022

After closing its borders and having one of the strictest border restrictions around the world, Australia finally reopened its borders in February 2022, allowing long-awaited family reunions and international travel plans to finally happen.


Planning to visit the land down under? Here’s everything you need to know before your visit: 

Who can travel to Australia from the Philippines?

Starting February 21, 2022, Australia opened its borders to fully vaccinated visa holders. 


Do you need a visa to enter Australia?

Yes, you need a valid Australian visa when traveling from the Philippines to Australia. 


Australian tourist visa requirements

The Tourist Stream is a visa stream that allows an individual to visit Australia as a tourist, to go on a cruise, or to see family and friends. To be eligible for application, you need:

  • To prove you’re a genuine visitor 
  • Provide enough funds to support your stay and leave 

An individual may be granted a stay of 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. 


Here’s a list of documents you need for your application. Ensure to provide accurate information: 

  • Pages of current passport showing your photo, personal details, passport issue, and expiry date. Also provide a national identity card if you have one or proof of a change of name (marriage certificate, etc.) 
  • Genuine visitor documents: 
    • Proof you have enough funds to support your stay and for leaving Australia such as bank statements, payslips, and credit card statements 
    • Letter from a relative or friend in Australia stating their relationship to you, the purpose of visit and stay, if you’ll be staying with them 
    • Plans while in Australia 
    • Proof of reasons to return home such as a letter from your employer, proof that you can return home, and proof that you are studying in your home country. 

Find the step-by-step tourist visa application guide here


Requirements for travel to Australia from the Philippines

Here are the documents you need to prepare for: 

  • Proof of vaccination. The certificate must be: 
    • Issued by a national/state-level authority or accredited vaccination provider 
    • Written in English or with translation 
    • Contain the traveler’s name that’s the same as in their passport, either birth date, passport number, or national identity number, name of vaccine brand, and the date of each dose 
  • Digital Passenger Declaration. You may start your DPD seven days before your flight and submit it within 72 hours prior to departure for Australia. 
  • Present a negative PCR Test taken within three days (72 hours) prior to departure or an antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure. 


Important notes: 

  • The following are exempted from pre-departure testing: 
    • Children aged 4 years and younger at the time of check-in for the departure
    • Individuals with a medical condition, which prevents them from taking a COVID-19 test. Present a medical certificate. 
    • Individuals carrying a certificate provided by a medical practitioner 
    • Passengers of an aircraft on an emergency medical evacuation flight and their companions 
    • International aircrew who are tested regularly to meet state and surveillance testing requirements 
    • Individuals traveling from a country where COVID-19 testing is not reasonably unavailable 

Find more information about travel requirements here


Australia quarantine rules


Quarantine rules depend on which state or territory you’re going to:


Current Australia COVID situation

For more information and updates, visit the following links: 


When she’s not writing, Ina’s busy curating playlists that will save her when words don’t work, reading, annoying her cat, or thinking of her next meal.

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