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International COVID-19 vaccines recognised by Australia

16 May 2022

Find out which vaccines we recognise for the purpose of travel to Australia.

Check this page regularly to stay up to date. Advice may change.

We approve COVID-19 vaccines for use in Australia. This includes checking if they meet our high safety, quality and effectiveness standards.

We also recognise some vaccines that are used in other countries, but not approved for use in Australia.

Vaccines we've approved for use in Australia

We recognise all vaccines that are provisionally approved for use in Australia for incoming travellers. These include:

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer)
  • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
  • Spikevax or Takeda (Moderna)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Janssen)
  • Nuvaxovid (Biocelect on behalf of Novavax).

Need more information about our approval process? Find out how we assess COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccines we recognise for the purpose of travel to Australia

As of 17 January 2022, we recognise the following vaccines for the purpose of travel to Australia:

  • Coronavac (Sinovac)
  • Covishield (AstraZeneca - Serum Institute of India)
  • BBIBP-CorV (Sinopharm China)
  • Covaxin (Bharat Biotech)
  • Sputnik V (Gamaleya Research Institute)

Travelling to Australia?

Read What I need to do before I travel on the Department of Home Affairs website and COVID-19 vaccinations on

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