Australia to ditch pre-trip tests for arriving travellers

Overseas travellers bound for Australia will no longer need to provide a negative Covid-19 test prior to departure from April 17.

Fully vaccinated travellers to Australia will no longer need to show a negative Covid test prior to flight; Melbourne pictured

Australian health minister Greg Hunt announced the decision today, saying that such pre-arrival tests are no longer necessary as vaccination and masking requirements remain.

International arrivals will still need to be fully vaccinated to enter Australia while mandatory masking on flights will remain.

According to an ABC News report, Hunt also said restrictions on cruise ships would also lapse on April 17.

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