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Biosecurity (Entry Requirements) Determination 2016

Authoritative Version
Determinations/Health as made
This determination sets out entry requirements relating to yellow fever, and specifies yellow fever risk countries and areas.
Administered by: Health
Made 26 Apr 2016
Registered 19 May 2016
Tabled HR 30 Aug 2016
Tabled Senate 30 Aug 2016

 

Biosecurity (Entry Requirements) Determination 2016

I, Sussan Ley, Minister for Health, make the following determination.

Dated 26 April 2016

Sussan Ley

Minister for Health

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Requirements relating to yellow fever                                                                              3

5............ Requirement to carry international vaccination certificate.............................................. 3

Schedule 1—Yellow fever risk countries and areas                                              4

1............ Yellow fever risk countries and areas............................................................................ 4

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This is the Biosecurity (Entry Requirements) Determination 2016.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

At the same time as section 3 of the Biosecurity Act 2015 commences.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 44(2) of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Act, including the following:

(a)    Australian territory;

(b)    International Health Regulations;

(c)    landing place;

(d)    port.

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Biosecurity Act 2015.

designated yellow fever vaccination centre means a vaccination centre approved by the health administration authority of a country to administer vaccinations against yellow fever.

health administration authority, of a country, means a government authority responsible for the administration of health in the country, including the implementation of measures set out in the International Health Regulations.

international vaccination certificate means a certificate:

                     (a)  in the form of the model international certificate of vaccination mentioned in annex 6 of the International Health Regulations; and

                     (b)  that contains the information mentioned in subsection 5(3).

yellow fever risk country or area means a country or area specified in Schedule 1.

Part 2Requirements relating to yellow fever

  

5  Requirement to carry international vaccination certificate

             (1)  This section applies to an individual who:

                     (a)  is entering Australian territory at a landing place or port in accordance with Division 2 or 3 of Part 4 of Chapter 4 of the Act; and

                     (b)  had stayed overnight or longer in a yellow fever risk country or area within 6 days of entering the landing place or port.

             (2)  A biosecurity officer may require the individual:

                     (a)  to carry an international vaccination certificate; and

                     (b)  to show the certificate to a biosecurity officer if the officer asks the individual for the certificate.

Note:          An individual who fails to comply with subsection (2) may contravene a civil penalty provision (see subsection 46(1) of the Act).

             (3)  An international vaccination certificate for an individual must:

                     (a)  be in the name of the individual; and

                     (b)  be issued by a designated yellow fever vaccination centre; and

                     (c)  display the official stamp of the designated yellow fever vaccination centre that issued the certificate; and

                     (d)  be signed by a medical practitioner or other person authorised by the health administration authority of the country in which the vaccination took place; and

                     (e)  state the office or professional status of the medical practitioner or other person who signed the certificate; and

                      (f)  state the date when the vaccination took place; and

                     (g)  state that the vaccine used to vaccinate the individual is a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization for the vaccination of persons against yellow fever.


Schedule 1Yellow fever risk countries and areas

Note:       See section 4.

  

  

1  Yellow fever risk countries and areas

                   A place specified in the following table is a yellow fever risk country or area.

 

Yellow fever risk countries and areas

Item

Countries and areas

1

Angola

2

Argentina—Misiones Province

3

Benin

4

Bolivia

5

Brazil

6

Burkina Faso

7

Burundi

8

Cameroon

9

Central African Republic

10

Chad

11

Colombia

12

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

13

Congo, Republic of the

14

Côte d’Ivoire

15

Ecuador (excluding the Galápagos Islands)

16

Equatorial Guinea

17

Ethiopia

18

French Guiana

19

Gabon

20

The Gambia

21

Ghana

22

Guinea

23

Guinea‑Bissau

24

Guyana

25

Kenya

26

Liberia

27

Mali

28

Mauritania

29

Niger

30

Nigeria

31

Panama

32

Paraguay

33

Peru

34

Senegal

35

Sierra Leone

36

South Sudan

37

Sudan

38

Suriname

39

Togo

40

Trinidad

41

Uganda

42

Venezuela