Australia opens its borders to unvaccinated travellers

Australia's international Covid-19 border restrictions have been lifted for international travellers, meaning overseas arrivals no longer have to prove they have been vaccinated against the virus.

More than two years after the pandemic began, the change marks the end of significant Covid-based restrictions on travel into Australia.

While Australian citizens were able to arrive unvaccinated, most foreign travellers needed to seek an exemption on limited grounds.

From 12.01am on Wednesday morning, those requirements were scrapped altogether, opening the international border in full to unvaccinated travellers.