Australia

Border Entry ⚠️ - Restrictions ⚠️
  • Entry Requirements

    • 🏠 Quarantine - ⚠️ Depends, quarantine for 14 days required for some travelers.

    • 📋 Test - 🔅 Negative PCR results required for some travelers.

    • 😷 Masks - 🔅 Masks are recommended

  • Internal Restrictions

    • 🎊 Events - ⚠️ Events of more than 20 people banned

    • 🏔 Attractions - 🚫 Open

    • 🚎 Transportation - ⚠️ Operational with restrictions

    • 🛒 Shopping - ✅ Open

    • 🍔 Restaurants - ⚠️ Open with restrictions

Internal Restrictions

A national three step plan (https://bit.ly/3ybNWQI) to relax coronavirus restrictions has been announced, with states and territories to decide when each step will be implemented locally. Physical distancing measures are still in place across Australia. However, some states are revising restrictions on public gatherings. Check State and Territory websites for the rules where you live (https://bit.ly/3qHKafe). Australia is recommending that people wear face masks to help prevent infection. This recommendation is likely to become law in some states. From the 23rd of July, people in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell shire will have to wear a mask or face covering if they’re leaving their home, or face a $200 fine.

Internal Restrictions: March 23, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Requirements

Australia’s borders are closed. The only people who can travel to Australia are: - Australian citizens - residents - immediate family members - travellers who have been in New Zealand for at least the 14 days before the date of departure. This does not include the Realm Countries of the Cook Islands and Niue. (Please note quarantine free travel from New Zealand is suspended until at least 11:59pm on 07 September 2021.) Learn more about who can enter Australia from the Department of Home Affairs. (https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/coming-australia)

Border Restrictions: March 20, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Regulations

Published 28.05.2021 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Australia and their immediate family members; - permanent residents of Australia and their immediate family members; - nationals of New Zealand residing in Australia and their immediate family members; - passengers who have been in Australia, New Zealand or both for the full 14 days before their flight to Australia; - passengers who have a visa and have been granted an exemption before departure; details can be found at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/online-forms/covid19-enquiry-form 2. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Australia to New Zealand. 3. Passengers could be subject to presenting a "Travel Declaration" form and present it at time of check-in. The form can be found at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/australia-travel-declaration 4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry. Details can be found at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/new-zealand-safe-travel-zone 5. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight. 6. Passengers transiting through Australia for 8 to 72 hours to a third country are subject to quarantine until their next flight. 7. Passengers entering or transiting through Australia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y398dxv4 - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 5 years; - passengers arriving from Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu; - passengers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result, and a medical discharge issued at most 4 weeks before departure which specifies that: - at least 14 days have passed since they were infected with COVID-19; and - 72 hours have passed since recovery of fever and respiratory symptoms; and - passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 and are not contagious.

Last Update: September 6, 2021

Latest Changes

August 20
August 16
  • ⚠️ Victoria announced a two week-extension of its current lockdown and tougher restrictions. ABCNews

  • ⚠️ Late-night public transport will not run on Friday and Saturday nights while the curfew is in place for the next fortnight in Melbourne. 9News

  • ⚠️ More than five million Melbourne residents will be unable to leave their homes between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am from Monday evening. FRANCE24

August 14
  • ⚠️ From 8pm tonight NSW residents within the border zone can only enter Queensland for essential services, essential work & shopping. TheSydneyMorningHerald

August 06
  • ⚠️ Lockdowns have been enforced across the east coast, including Australia’s three largest cities – Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. TheGuardianAustralia

  • ⚠️ Australians who live overseas will no longer be granted an automatic exemption from the ongoing international travel ban. ABCNews

August 02
  • ⚠️ A lockdown of Australia’s third-largest city Brisbane was extended until Sunday. ABCNews

July 28
  • ⚠️ Australia's largest city has been under stay-at-home orders since late June. Lockdown has been extended by another month. BBCNews

July 23
  • ⚠️ New South Wales announces 136 new local Delta cases with Sydney under the strictest lockdown measures it has experienced. TheGuardianAustralia

July 19
  • ⚠️ For the next week, South Australians can only leave home to provide essential care, seek medical assistance, buy essential food, etc. SBSNews

July 18
  • ⚠️ More stringent COVID-19 containment measures were being imposed in Sydney, Australia, starting Saturday. VOAAsia

July 14
  • ⚠️ Premier Dan Andrews has confirmed Melbourne will go into a snap five-day lockdown from midnight on Friday. ABCNews

  • ⚠️ Residents in Sydney, Australia will remain under lockdown for another two weeks. VOAAsia

  • ⚠️ WA reintroduced border restrictions with Victoria with anyone entering WA from the state required to self-quarantine for 14 days. TheGuardianAustralia

July 08
  • ⚠️ Australian authorities are further tightening restrictions in Sydney. AssociatedPress

  • ⚠️ International travellers arriving in Australia from next Friday will be asked which vaccine they have received and where they were given it. ABCNews

June 30
  • ⚠️ Alice Springs is now in lockdown. It's joining Darwin, rural Darwin areas and Palmerston in lockdown from 1:00pm local time today. ABCNews

June 28
  • ⚠️ Perth and Peel were thrust into a four-day full lockdown on Monday night. 9News

  • ⚠️ South Australia is re-introducing a range of social restrictions for at least one week in the face of the COVID-19 threat. ABCNews

June 22
  • ⚠️ Quarantine-free travel from NSW to New Zealand will be paused tonight after Sydney recorded 10 new COVID-19 cases. ABCNews

June 20
  • ⚠️ Sydney residents are now required to wear masks indoors. TheGuardian

June 09
  • Australia’s second largest city Melbourne will exit a COVID-19 hard lockdown as planned on Thursday night. Reuters

June 02
  • ⚠️ The lockdown will be extended for another seven days in Melbourne, with small changes to restrictions. TheGuardian

May 27
  • ⚠️ From 11:59pm tonight, Victoria will enter a 7-day circuit breaker lockdown. * (posted 2 days ago) ABCNews

May 26
  • ⚠️ South Australia has shut its borders to travellers from greater Melbourne. TheGuardian

May 24
  • ⚠️ South Australia has imposed fresh border restrictions in response to Melbourne's coronavirus cases. ABCNews

May 06
  • The number of repatriation flights from India will double to six this month. ABCNews

April 30
  • ⚠️ The temporary ban on travel from India begins on Monday. ABCNews

  • ⚠️ The Australian government will introduce penalties including fines and jail time for anyone who tries to return home from India. TheGuardian

April 27
  • ⚠️ Australia suspended all flights to India for two weeks. HindustanTimes

April 22
  • ⚠️ Australia to reduce direct flights from India. 9News

April 06
  • WA reopened its border to Queensland. Travellers from Queensland will still need to self-quarantine. ABCNews

April 05
  • A date for the start of a travel bubble New Zealand- Australia expected to be announced today. ABCNews

March 28
  • ⚠️ South Australia's hard border with Greater Brisbane has now come into effect. 14 days quarantine and test. ABCNews

March 18
  • Plans for a travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia for end of April (not confirmed yet). RNZ