Philippines to Australia: Travel Requirements, Visa Application, Etc.
Vaccinated visa holders are now allowed to enter Australia.
by Ina Louise Manto | 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.
- 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:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
Current Australia COVID situation
For more information and updates, visit the following links: