ATAGI have provided COVID-19 vaccination advice for children aged 12 years and over returning to Australia from overseas.

In an effort to keep families together, New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory have agreed to apply an exemption for those Australians aged 12–17 to arrive from overseas who are not fully vaccinated (have received 2 doses of a TGA recognised COVID-19 vaccine, adhering to the recommended dosing interval).

Affected children will be required to undertake a test within 24 hours of arrival into Australia and quarantine at home for 7 days. A second test will be required on day 5 prior to completion of quarantine. They may attend school after completing 7 days home quarantine. Additionally, 12–17 year olds not fully vaccinated will not be allowed to visit other high risk settings such as disability facilities, aged-care residential facilities and hospitals until 14 days after arrival.

To read the statement in full, please click on the link below:
Returning Australian children