COVID-19 and travel
Travel will be gradually re-opening in November. But there are new rules at the border.
- See our general advice page on leaving Australia
- Read our advice on COVID-19 vaccination, and what it means for travel
- Learn about International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates
Re-entry and quarantine measures
Before you arrive in Australia you must be tested for COVID-19. You may need to quarantine on your arrival.
- See our general advice page on re-entry and quarantine measures
- COVID-19 and the border (Department of Home Affairs)
- States and territories COVID-19 information (Australia.gov.au)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for travellers (Department of Health)
Proof that you've been vaccinated against COVID-19 will be important for travel. Vaccinated travellers are will be able to travel without an exemption from November 1.
- Read our information about COVID-19 vaccinations
- Learn more about International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates
Trying to get home
If you’re overseas and wish to return to Australia, be prepared for delays and disruptions due to travel restrictions.
- See our general advice page for those trying to get home
- Learn about facilitated flights
- Read more about financial assistance for those trying to return from overseas
- Register with DFAT if you're currently overseas and wish to return home but haven't been able to
If you're staying overseas for an extended time, make sure you understand all the risks. Read and subscribe to our news and travel advice, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- See our general advice page for those staying overseas
Quarantine free travel is now available between Australia and New Zealand.
Need urgent consular help overseas?
If your situation becomes life-threatening, or you have very serious concerns for your welfare, contact the nearest embassy or high commission or call the Consular Emergency Centre in Australia on +61 2 6261 3305.
Many destinations are putting different entry and exit rules in place for vaccinated travellers. Read more to find out about COVID-19 vaccinations and travel.
Australia has strict border measures in place to protect the health of the Australian community.