Changes to health requirements - Australia visa

Message from the Australian High Commission in Pretoria

As of 20 November 2015 the health requirements have changed when applying for a Australian visitor visa.

They are as follows:

  • If a person will be staying in Australia for 6 months or more, or special significance applies (e.g. entering hospital etc.) – both an x-ray and medical examination will be required.
  • If they are staying less than 6 months – no health exams are required (including no chest x-rays).
  • Please note that over 75’s will only require medicals if they are visiting Australia for more than 6 months or if they have a current medical condition of concern.


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