Australia continues to have strict border measures, flight caps and quarantine requirements in place. Below, we outline details of entering Australia during COVID.
Who can enter Australia?
Australian citizens, permanent residents and select exempt categories can currently enter Australia. On arrival, passengers must complete 2 weeks quarantine in a designated hotel. The costs must be covered by the passenger. A guide to quarantining can be found on the Department website.
What do I need to do before flying?
Entering Australia during COVID requires preparation. All passengers must complete the following:
- COVID Test – Passengers travelling to or transiting through Australia must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to their airline, taken 72 hours or less before their scheduled departure. Passengers who fail to do so will not be allowed to fly.
- Travel Declaration – Before you travel to Australia, you must complete the Australia Travel Declaration.
- Masks – Facemasks must be worn on all international flights, including at airports. Full information can be found at Department of Health website.
Where can I find travel updates?
The Department of Home Affairs website will be updated as circumstances change.
Details on refunds and waivers of visa application charges can be found here: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/refunds-and-waivers-visa-application-charges
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for international travelers is accessed here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-international-travellers
If you require visa advice you can book a consultation with our Migration Agent. Safe travels!