Australian Consulate-General
Phuket, Thailand

COVID-19 vaccinations

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The Australian Consulate-General does not provide vaccines or vaccination services to Australians in Thailand.

Australia’s global network is working with foreign governments, including the Government of Thailand, to allow Australians in country to access vaccines through their local vaccination programs, should you wish to do so. This is consistent with the approach in Australia that vaccines are available to all people living in Australia.

The Thai Government has confirmed that vaccinations will be provided to everybody, including foreigners, who are resident in Thailand. The Thai vaccination program targets specific groups in phases.

Please note the Australian Government cannot provide advice on the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines that have been approved for use outside of Australia’s regulatory process. You should consult your local health professional for further advice on vaccine options.


Approved and recognised COVID-19 vaccinations for travelling to Australia

COVID-19 vaccines are approved for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) after a rigorous assessment and approval processes. This includes assessment of its safety, quality and effectiveness. The TGA has also recognised vaccines for the purposes of travel to Australia. 

Currently, TGA approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccinations are:

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer)
  • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
  • Covisheld (AstraZeneca)
  • Spikevax (Moderna)
  • Janssen-Cilag (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Coronavac (Sinovac)
  • BBIBP-CorV (Sinopharm) (for 18-60 years old) 
  • Covaxin (Bharat Biotech)

The TGA is reviewing other COVID-19 vaccines that may be recognised for the purposes of inbound travel to Australia in future. 

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Proof of vaccination at the Australian border

If you were vaccinated in Australia, use your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) at the Australian border.

If you were vaccinated overseas and can’t get an ICVC yet, when arriving in Australia you can use your foreign vaccination certificate.

What does fully vaccinated mean?

The vaccine you received must be approved or recognised by the TGA. 

To qualify as fully vaccinated in Australia, you need to have had either

  • 2 full doses at least 14 days apart of
    • Comirnaty (Pfizer)
    • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
    • Covisheld (AstraZeneca)
    • Spikevax (Moderna)
    • Coronavac (Sinovac)
    • BBIBP-CorV (Sinopharm) (for 18-60 years old) 
    • Covaxin (Bharat Biotech) or
  • one dose of Janssen-Cilag (Johnson & Johnson)

At least 7 days must have passed since you completed your full course of vaccination.

Mixed doses count towards being fully vaccinated as long as all vaccines are approved or recognised by the TGA.


Foreign COVID-19 vaccination certificates

You can use a foreign certificate as evidence you were vaccinated overseas. Most foreign vaccination certificates will be accepted, both digital and paper.

If your vaccination certificate doesn't meet specific criteria, you won’t qualify as fully vaccinated.

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Travel for vaccinated Australians

Fully vaccinated Australians will soon be eligible for international travel without first seeking an exemption. Children under 12 and those who can’t  be vaccinated for medical reasons will also be able to travel overseas without an exemption.

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Registering an overseas vaccination in Australia

If you receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine while overseas, you can register your vaccination on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) when you return to Australia. Only TGA approved vaccines can be registered in the AIR.

To register your vaccination in the AIR:

  • get proof of vaccination from your provider when you receive the vaccine
  • bring the proof of vaccination to Australia when you return. The proof must be translated to English if it’s in another language.
  • make sure your Medicare online account is up to date (if applicable).
  • give the proof of vaccination to a recognised vaccination provider in Australia. They’ll verify your vaccination status and add the record of vaccination to the AIR.

Once your vaccination is registered on the AIR, you can apply for an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for the next time you go overseas.

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COVID-19 vaccinations in Thailand

On 1 August 2021, the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced a new COVID-19 vaccination registration system for foreign residents in Thailand. All residents who are yet to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination can register with the MFA, although priority will be given to those aged 60 and above, are at least 12 weeks pregnant, or who have underlying health conditions.

COVID-19 vaccination registration for foreign residents in Thailand (


Australians in Phuket can register for vaccinations via: ภูเก็ตต้องชนะ (

Many other provinces have their own vaccination arrangements in place.  The Embassy will provide further details of Thailand’s vaccination program as confirmed information becomes available.  We encourage Australians seeking to get vaccinated to consider all options available to them by their provincial health authorities and hospitals.

Refer to the COVID-19 vaccinations page on Smartraveller and follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.


Australians in Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangancan can register for vaccinations via the Koh Samui Hospital website:  Koh Samui Hospital


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