Travellers to areas or countries where people are infected with polio1 are recommended to receive a booster dose of inactivated poliovirus (IPV) vaccine or an IPV-containing vaccine every 10 years. They can receive this vaccine as dTpa-IPV if they also need protection against other diseases.
Travellers do not need documented evidence of polio vaccination under the International Health Regulations (2005).
However, if the World Health Organization recommends vaccination in response to the spread of wild or vaccine-derived poliovirus, countries may temporarily require documentation of vaccination or additional doses of polio vaccine. See Vaccination for international travellers.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.