Status: Recommencement date to be advised
On 10 August 2023, the Chinese Government announced Australia has been included on a list of countries for China’s Approved Destination Status (ADS) scheme.
The ADS scheme is an arrangement between the Australian and Chinese governments. The scheme allows Chinese tourists to travel to Australia in guided groups.
We manage the ADS scheme in Australia along with the Department of Home Affairs and Tourism Australia.
Austrade is currently reviewing the requirements of the ADS scheme in Australia. Decisions on requirements for the recommencement of the scheme, including the requirements for Inbound Tour Operators and Tour Guides to participate in the scheme, will be made soon.
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