All overseas travel is currently banned, with few exceptions. If you’re overseas and want to return, we continue to urge you to do so as soon as possible while flights are available. If you can't leave or prefer to stay where you are, make plans for an extended stay.
Advice for Australians overseas on returning home, staying in country, and travel between other countries.
From 21 May, you'll be able to transit through Dubai and Abu Dhabi when travelling back to Australia from the UK.
The government continues its special partnership with Qantas and Virgin Australia to help bring more Australians home. Additional commercial flights are scheduled to depart London and Los Angeles until early June.
It’s stressful and frightening if you can’t get out of the country you’re in due to border closures. We suggest you continue to check with local authorities about available flights, however you may have to wait it out in that country until the border closures are lifted or departure arrangements are made. Here’s our advice for what to do if you can’t leave the country you’re in.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Australia’s embassies, high commissions and consulates have had to adjust to local regulations on social distancing and self-isolation. Our ability to provide consular services may be limited due to restrictions on our movement.
We know many of you might be seeking to make travel insurance claims due to COVID-19 related disruptions. You’ve asked us for information about when we changed our travel advice levels for different destinations and globally. We've put together a list of the changes we made to move to level 3 ‘reconsider your need to travel’ or level 4 ‘do not travel’ as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.