Australia opens to students and skilled workers from next week as well as tourists from Japan and South Korea
Students and backpackers can enter Australia without an exemption from December 1 in a significant relaxation of the international border, Scott Morrison announced on Monday.
Tourists from South Korea and Japan will also be allowed in with proof of vaccination and a negative test.
Mr Morrison said about 200,000 students and eligible visa holders will now be able to travel to Australia subject to quarantine arrangements in the state of arrival.
Foreigners eligible for entry from next week include working holiday makers, student visa holders, skills shortage visa holders and refugee and humanitarian visa holders.
Students and skilled visa holders can enter Australia without an exemption from December 1 in a significant relaxation of the international border