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Last updated: 11 October 2021, 15:11 (GMT +4)

Travel to Australia

Only Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family can travel to Australia at this time. If you are travelling to Australia, you may be subject to mandatory quarantine. There are also specific requirements for travel from and to Australia during the pandemic. Check the details here when leaving Australia and here when departing for Australia.

You can find more details on the Australian government website.

Effective 18 April 2021, international transit/transfer between Australia and New Zealand (and vice versa) will be suspended.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Effective 22 January 2021, all passengers travelling to, or transiting Australia must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken 72 hours or less prior to the scheduled departure time of the traveller’s flight (or first flight if the traveller has one or more connecting flights booked for their travel to Australia).

Passengers who have previously been diagnosed with COVID-19 will only be able to travel if they provide clearance documentation from a medical provider which clearly documents that:

  • At least 14 days have passed since the onset of symptoms or initial positive COVID-19 PCR test if asymptomatic.
  • There has been clinical resolution of fever and respiratory symptoms of the acute illness for the previous 72 hours.
  • That you previously had COVID-19 but are now recovered and not considered to be infectious.

Link to fact sheets: Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs for international travellers to Australia | Australian Government Department of Health

Exemptions to pre-departure testing:

  • Children who are 4 years of age or younger (exemption automatically granted based on age on passport)
  • People with a relevant medical condition (who can provide a medical certificate. For more information on exemptions, please view our FAQs for international passengers.)
  • International air crew
  • Travellers entering Australia on a Green Safe Travel Zone flight. (Note: these flights are currently suspended)
  • Passengers travelling from countries where no COVID-19 PCR testing available, as determined by the Australian Government
  • Exceptional circumstances.

The FAQ’s and further information is available here.

Required forms

All travellers to Australia should complete the Australia Travel Declaration 72 hours minimum before they fly to Australia. Failure to complete the Australia Travel Declaration can cause delays at check in and may result in further delays on arrival in Australia.

Travellers can now complete the Australia Travel Declaration (ATD) form online or on the Australia Travel Declaration app. You can download the app from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play store (Android). For more information visit the official website.

Diplomats are not required to complete the form.

Some Australian States also require separate border declaration forms which are outlined below.

Quarantine

There are specific guidelines, requirements and fees for mandatory quarantine in each state.

Other Information

Passengers travelling to Australia must wear a mask for the duration of the flight, and in Australian airports. Passengers should also wear masks in the airport prior to boarding. Information on passengers who are exempt from the mask wearing requirement can be found here.

Sydney

All international passengers arriving in New South Wales from overseas must undergo mandatory quarantine in government-arranged accommodation for 14 days at their own expense.

The hotel quarantine fee includes meals and hotel room costs. For details, refer to https://www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/news-media-releases/covid-19-tax-relief-measures/quarantine-fees

Please visit the NSW Government Health website for more details.

Brisbane

All international passengers arriving in Queensland from overseas must undergo mandatory quarantine in government-arranged accommodation for 14 days at their own expense.

The hotel quarantine fee includes meals and hotel room costs. For details, refer to this website.

All passengers arriving into Queensland from an international port must complete a Queensland International Arrivals Registration form 72 hours in advance of their arrival. Visit https://www.qld.gov.au/internationalarrivalstoqld.

Perth

All international passengers arriving into Western Australia from overseas must undergo quarantine in government-arranged accommodation for 14 days at their own expense. 

The quarantine fee includes meals and hotel room costs. Details can be found at https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/paying-hotel-quarantine-wa-frequently-asked-questions

G2G pass to enter WA:

Interstate and international arrivals must complete a G2G PASS declaration to enter Western Australia. This must be completed and submitted prior to travel, at the G2G PASS website. Once your G2G PASS declaration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with a unique QR code, and the terms and conditions that apply.

For more information see https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus

All passengers entering into a Western Australia airport must either download the SafeWA app for contact tracing purpose or complete personal details on a form.

Melbourne

All international passengers arriving in Victoria from overseas must undergo mandatory quarantine in government-arranged accommodation for 14 days at their own expense. The quarantine fee includes hotel room costs and meals.

Arriving passengers coming to Melbourne must also complete the Victorian Quarantine Arrival form. Details are available at: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/mandatory-quarantine-returned-overseas-travellers

For more information on travel eligibility and quarantine requirements, please visit the Victorian Department of Health website.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.