COVID-19 and travel

What happened

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

What we recommend

5 June 2020

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

If you’re trying to get home, and can still book commercial flights, do so as soon as possible. 

If you're staying where you are, make plans to remain for an extended period.  Ensure you have a safe place to stay, 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. We also encourage you to subscribe to Smartraveller for the latest advice.

For more information see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for Australian travellers page.

For information on the travel ban, please contact the Department of Home Affairs.

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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.

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Overall: Do not travel