Fully vaccinated Australians aged 12 and over will be able to head overseas from Monday November 1 after Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed this morning the international border ban will lift. That means travellers will not have to seek an exemption from the Department of Home Affairs if they want to travel overseas.

To leave the country, they'll just need to show their international Covid-19 vaccination certificate at the airport check-in.

While there are different rules around the country for returning Australian citizens, from November 1, New South Wales and Victorian governments won’t require fully vaccinated returning Australians, permanent residents or their immediate families to quarantine at home or in a hotel. However, they will have to return a negative Covid-19 test. Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 will be allowed to enter the country.

Also, the Singapore government has announced that fully vaccinated Australians will be able to enter the country without quarantining from November 8. Travellers above the age of two will need to return a negative Covid test result from a pre-departure test within 48 hours before departing. They will then have to take another test on arrival at Changi Airport.