Travel to Australia during the Covid-19 Pandemic

A Ukrainian tourist walks in the arrival hall of the Internatioanal Boryspil airport outside Kiev after his plane landed from China on January 30, 2020. - The first out of four special flights will be held on January 30, 2020 in order to evacuate hundreds of Ukrainian tourists from China as a deadly coronavirus outbreak grows. With no regular flights between Ukraine and China, two Ukrainian airlines, SkyUp and Ukraine International Airlines, provide charter transportation for holidaymakers to the seaside resort of Sanya on the Hainan island, but they announced a suspension of transportation after the epidemic has killed more than 130 people and spread around the world. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP) (Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

The Covid-19 pandemic is an evolving situation. The Australian Government updates its rules and advice regularly.

This is a roadmap to some key points. It is not legal advice on your situation.

You may need

  • Special permission to enter Australia (a visa may not be enough)
  • A negative COVID-19 test
  • An Australian Travel Declaration
  • A mask
  • Quarantine

Read this first

Important information

Useful links

  • Quarantine guides (very informative and useful!)
  • Government facilitated flights for Australian Citizens, contact DFAT
  • Current news (as at 8 Jan 2021), see here
  • News going forwards, check here
  • In the foreseeable future some airlines may only carry people who are vaccinated against Covid-19 (Alan Joyce, QANTAS)

If you need help, please contact us for case-specific advice.



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