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This determination amends numerous instruments to reflect changes to entry and travel requirements. This determination also repeals the Biosecurity (Entry Requirements—Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Determination 2020.
Administered by: Health
Registered 23 Feb 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate28-Mar-2022
Tabled HR29-Mar-2022
Date of repeal 25 Feb 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Biosecurity Legislation Amendment (Emergency and Entry Requirements) Determination 2022

I, Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Aged Care, make the following determination.

Dated 23 February 2022

Greg Hunt

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Biosecurity (Entry Requirements—Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Determination 2022    2

Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements—Incoming International Flights) Determination 2021                                       2

Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Overseas Travel Ban Emergency Requirements) Determination 2020                                                                              2

Schedule 2—Repeals                                                                                                                                       4

Biosecurity (Entry Requirements—Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Determination 2020    4

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Biosecurity Legislation Amendment (Emergency and Entry Requirements) Determination 2022.

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

The day after this instrument is registered.

24 February 2022

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 subsections 44(2) and 477(1) of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Biosecurity (Entry Requirements—Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Determination 2022

1  Subsection 6(6)

Omit “of which of”, insert “of which one of”.

2  Subparagraph 6(6)(a)(i)

After “Administration”, insert “(whether or not the individual has also received a booster dose of an accepted COVID‑19 vaccine)”.

3  Subsections 7(2) to (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Ability to attest to non‑exposure

             (2)  The individual must be able to attest that in the 3 days before the day the relevant international flight was scheduled to commence, the individual had not been exposed, without adequate personal protective precautions, to a person who tested positive for COVID‑19 in that period.

Attesting in writing on request

             (3)  The individual must attest to the matter mentioned in subsection (2) in writing if a relevant official asks the individual to do so.

Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements—Incoming International Flights) Determination 2021

4  Subparagraph 14(2)(d)(i)

Omit “14”, substitute “7”.

Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Overseas Travel Ban Emergency Requirements) Determination 2020

5  Subsections 6(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

6  Subsection 6(4) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Persons who have received an accepted course of vaccinations

7  Paragraph 6(4)(a)

Omit “an accepted COVID‑19 vaccine in accordance with a schedule for receiving that vaccine”, substitute “one or more accepted COVID‑19 vaccines in accordance with a schedule for receiving that course of vaccinations”.

8  Paragraph 6(4)(a)

After “Administration”, insert “(whether or not the person has also received a booster dose of an accepted COVID‑19 vaccine)”.

Schedule 2Repeals

  

Biosecurity (Entry Requirements—Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Determination 2020

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.