Australian Government advice about seeking/receiving a foreign vaccine overseas

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) assesses the safety, quality and efficacy of medicines, including vaccines, prior to their approval for use in Australia. The Australian Government cannot provide formal advice on the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines that have not been assessed by the TGA. The TGA recognises that there are comparable overseas regulators, including the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the European Union’s European Medicines Agency (EMA). The full list of comparable overseas regulators is available from the TGA website at: www.tga.gov.au/listcountries-and-jurisdictions-determined-be-comparable-overseas-regulators-cors The TGA has received applications from several companies that have developed vaccine candidates. It is undertaking a rolling review of the data as they become available. Updates on the current status of the review are available at: www.tga.gov.au/covid-19-vaccines.

Impact of vaccine on Australia’s quarantine requirements, outgoing travel ban, etc.

When you arrive in Australia you must quarantine for 14 days at designated facilities in your port of arrival, unless you have an exemption. At this time, vaccination against COVID19 does not change this quarantine requirement.

See https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/before-you-go/health/vaccinations Up to date information on departure from Australia is available from the Department of Home Affairs at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/leaving-australia

Please refer to this link https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/covid-19/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations for further up to date information.