COVID vaccination certificates for international travel to be available on MyGov from Tuesday

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Australians travelling overseas will finally be able to download an international COVID-19 certificate to prove their vaccination status before they board a plane.

Fully vaccinated travellers with a valid passport will be able access the certificate, which will be recognised internationally, from Tuesday through their MyGov account or Medicare.

The International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates work in a similar fashion to existing vaccine certificates, but they have added QR codes that can be scanned by foreign border officials.

Australians travelling overseas will finally be able to download an international COVID-19 certificate to prove their vaccination status.

“If you travel overseas, and that overseas country requires proof of your vaccination status, you will have a copy of it,” Employment Minister Stuart Robert said.

“You may not have to use it — there may be many countries you’ll visit that have no requirement to demonstrate you’ve been vaccinated.

“But the last thing the government wants for Australians when they travel overseas is to be stuck overseas because they can’t prove they’ve been vaccinated.”

The documents are linked to a physical passport, with people asked to provide their passport details when they request the document from Medicare.

Scott Morrison announced international travel restrictions would start to ease from the beginning of November for fully vaccinated Australians. 

The certificate is then sent to the person who requested it, and they can print it off or store it as a file on their smartphone.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced international travel restrictions would start to ease from the beginning of November for fully vaccinated Australians. 

In NSW, international travel to and from Sydney will resume for Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members from November 1 with no quarantine requirements for those who are fully vaccinated.

Source: ABC News.

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