With overseas travel on the horizon, it’s important to be prepared. COVID-19 remains a global health risk and many countries will require proof of vaccination before entry.
The Australian Government’s new International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate is a free and secure way to prove your COVID-19 vaccination history when you travel overseas.
The easiest way to get your international certificate is by using your Medicare account in myGov, or the Medicare Express app. If you can’t use these options, you can contact the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809.
To get your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate, you will need:
- a valid passport, and
- your COVID-19 vaccinations registered on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
If you’ve received your vaccinations in Australia, these will be added automatically to the AIR. If you’ve received your vaccinations overseas, an Australian health professional can add them to the AIR when you return. To find out how, go to the Services Australia website.
If you’re currently overseas and can’t apply for the international certificate, you can use a foreign COVID-19 vaccination certificate to prove your vaccination status, including when travelling to Australia. We’ll have more information on our website as details are confirmed.
As every country or territory decides who can enter or leave through its borders you will still need to check that your COVID-19 vaccinations and the certificate meets the requirements of the countries you’re planning to visit. Make sure you read our travel advice and check with the nearest embassy or consulate of the destination you're planning to visit for the latest requirements for entry.
- Learn more about getting an international certificate (Services Australia)
- Read about the security of the international certificate (Australian Passports Office)