Will my foreign issued Vaccine Passport be recognised in Australia?

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benzqn

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Mar 2015

Total posts 7

I'm based in Singapore and have three shots of Pfizer. I have a nice certificate from the Singapore Ministry of Health in addition to the TraceToegether App which shows vaccine status.

My certificate does NOT include my Date of Birth or Passport Number - just my name and Singapore ID. There is no QR Code.

According to the Australian Smart Traveller website, this will not be sufficient as it does not meet the minimum criteria.

My concern is I will be denied entry at restaurants etc when I return to Australia.

Anyone experienced issues with foreign issued docs?

Nouflyer

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 05 Nov 2014

Total posts 1

At this stage, no state is intending to require vaccine passports long-term for entry into bars or restaurants, and your certificate will get you entry into the country.

It's hard to predict the future. But the UK and France have identical vaccination levels, yet daily infections in the UK are 1000% higher than in France, and daily deaths are 360% higher in the UK than in France. This has led most EU countries to conclude that without vaccine passports and masking and capacity controls, vaccination alone is not enough.

I anticipate that the same thing will play out here: NSW will try to get away without vaccine passports for entry into retail and bars and dining while Victoria and Queensland will probably quickly move towards mandatory vaccine passports.

XWu

Member since 09 May 2020

Total posts 118

Originally Posted by benzqn

I'm based in Singapore and have three shots of Pfizer. I have a nice certificate from the Singapore Ministry of Health in addition to the TraceToegether App which shows vaccine status.

My certificate does NOT include my Date of Birth or Passport Number - just my name and Singapore ID. There is no QR Code.

According to the Australian Smart Traveller website, this will not be sufficient as it does not meet the minimum criteria.

My concern is I will be denied entry at restaurants etc when I return to Australia.

Anyone experienced issues with foreign issued docs?

You can use the IATA travel pass to try to link your passport to your vaccination status. Qantas, SIA and most major Middle Eastern airlines allow for that and it does appear that Australian government recognised IATA pass (as mentioned in a sept announcement regarding Australian travelling overseas to link it was such) although I am uncertain how border force actually deals with it.

Once you are in the enlightened states not requiring quarantine, There may be a roundabout way of getting into places if you qualify for Medicare and myGov account

See smartraveller.gov.au/COVID-19/COVID-19-vaccinations

Basically bring along all form of certificates showing TGA recognised vaccines and bring it to an approved vaccination provider in Australia who will upload it to the Australian immunisation register

This will allow your Medicare app to show vaccination status and so far the Victorian and NSW check in apps are compatible with the Medicare express plus app.

In fact you can probably also use the Medicare app to order an international certificate from Medicare to certify your status.

BTW

The SG vaccination pass can be converted for international travel via notarise which also comes with a QR code

https://www.notarise.gov.sg/faq#vaccination

Upon successful issuance, your Vaccination HealthCert with QR code will be emailed to you within 15 minutes. When travelling abroad, the QR code can be shown to foreign travel authorities, who may scan the QR code with any reader (e.g. normal phone camera) to verify the authenticity of the Vaccination HealthCert.

See https://gallery.openattestation.com/tag/health-certs

It will show the passport number in the Healthcert, although I am not sure if this includes non SG passport

Last editedby XWu at Oct 25, 2021, 11:31 PM.

benzqn

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Mar 2015

Total posts 7

Thank you XWu! I now have a notarised Vax Certificate with all my details (Passport, DOB) and a QR Code!

I've also added this to the IATA app. Interestingly SQ is not listed in the airlines when I try to add a booking. I did download this app with the invite code I found on the the ET site.

I'm all set!

Dartpro

Member since 28 Aug 2019

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