Crisis

COVID-19 and travel

What happened

  • Do not go overseas. A travel ban is in place.

What we recommend

30 July 2020

There's a ban on overseas travel from Australia. You can’t leave Australia unless you get an exemption from the Department of Home Affairs.

If you’re overseas and wish to return to Australia, we continue to encourage you to plan your travel home. However, be prepared for possible delays.

When you arrive in Australia you must quarantine for 14 days at designated facilities in your port of arrival, unless you have an exemption. You may be required to pay for the costs of your quarantine. View COVID-19 and the border (Department of Home Affairs) and State and Territory Government COVID-19 information.

If you're staying overseas, make plans to stay for an extended period. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe.

Our network of embassies and consular posts around the world will provide you with up-to-date local advice and support throughout this difficult period.

For the latest information, read and subscribe to our news and travel advice. Also see our COVID-19 information pages.

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Do you or someone you know need help?

 

For urgent consular assistance call 

+61 2 6261 3305 from overseas

1300 555 135 from within Australia

 

For information about COVID-19, read our article.

Do you or someone you know need help?

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Overall: Do not travel