Australia is Excited to Welcome You Back!

Can't believe it's already 2 years plus, been that long we can't travel to overseas.
I guess this the longest time I stayed in Malaysia without stepping out from the country. 
I really miss traveling; missing exploring a new city, missing navigating the new and unfamiliar experiences, missing meeting new people and learning new culture etc.
As much as I miss traveling, I received a good news that I wanted to share with you all!
Yeap! Tourism Australia is excited to be welcoming back travelers from Malaysia to Australia, with Australia reopening its borders for fully vaccinated visa holders, tourists, business travelers, and other visitors around the world from, 21 February 2022 onwards.
It is indeed good news to me and Lik, as we were thinking about the first country to visit once the border re-opened, and guess what, the first country we wanted to visit is Melbourne in Australia!
We really miss the chill weather, miss hanging around the city, miss sitting at the cafe, and of course miss our family & friends in Melbourne. 

Tourism Australia Regional General Manager South and South-East Asia, Brent Anderson, hopes Malaysians will jump on the opportunity to fall in love with Australia all over again.
The latest announcement is part of Australia’s planned re-opening of international travel and builds on quarantine-free travel arrangements with Singapore, which came into effect on 21 November 2021, and for visitors from Japan and South Korea along with Working Holiday Makers from 15 December 2021. 
Visa holders who are not fully vaccinated will still require a valid travel exemption to enter Australia, and will be subject to state and territory quarantine requirements. 
Here's what you should know about the details:

1. From 21 February 2022, visa holders who are fully vaccinated with two doses of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved COVID-19 vaccine can travel to Australia quarantine-free, without the need to apply for a travel exemption.  

2. To be eligible to enter Australia, international travelers must:  
✓ hold a valid Australian visa. 
✓ be fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and provide proof ofvaccination status
✓ Present a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) taken within 24 hours, or Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours, of departure (unless a medical exemption applies). 

3. As of 7 February 2022, fully vaccinated visa holders can enter all states and territories quarantine-free from 21 February 2022, except for Western Australia. 

4. Travelers will need to comply with requirements in the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territories that they plan to travel to. Information on entry requirements is updated regularly so it is important to check the latest requirements before travelling. Travelers are also encouraged to check any requirements for stopover destinations that they are transitioning through. 

5. For requirements for travel into specific states and territories in Australia, visit the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website | State and TerritoryInformation

6. For more information on travelling to Australia visit the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs I Travelling to Australia

Tourism Australia will be kicking off a new tourism campaign to welcome Malaysian visitors back to Australia in the coming weeks.
As part of this campaign, Tourism Australia will be working with a range of key distribution and airline partners to maximize opportunities to drive bookings and recovery for Australia’s hard-hit tourism economy.
Partners include Apple Vacations, Corporate Information Travel, Forever Travel, Holiday Tours & Travel, and Sedunia Travel who will provide tactical offers aimed at stimulating travel to Australia from Malaysia.
Besides, Tourism Australia is also partnering with Malaysia Airlines to support the recovery of the airline industry and recommence services into Australia in the coming months. 

So guys, Australia is now yours to explore!
Come and enjoy incredible experiences featuring Australia’s world-class natural beauty and wildlife, food and drink, and welcoming people – as well as some of the lesser-known parts of Australia that make us such a popular holiday destination.
More information, including tips on where to go and what to see, is available on