COVID-19-related border restrictions lifted
The Australian Government is removing COVID-19-related border restrictions.
From 12.01am AEST 6 July 2022, you'll no longer need to:
- fill out a Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration when entering Australia
- declare or prove your vaccination status
- seek exemptions to enter Australia.
Remember that destinations, airlines and cruise ships may have their own COVID-19 vaccination, testing and masking requirements you must meet.
What's still in place?
You’ll still need to wear a mask on inbound international flights. State and territory orders mandating masks on domestic flights also remain in place.
You'll still need to comply with requirements of the state or territory you arrive in, and any other state or territory you plan to travel on to domestically. Read more about current state or territory travel restrictions.
Before you go
It's exciting that travel is returning to a ‘post-COVID normal’. But there are still some things to consider before booking your flight. When you're planning your trip:
- read our Global COVID-19 Health Advisory and our step-by-step guide to travel during COVID-19
- read and subscribe to the travel advice for your destination and your transit locations. Familiarise yourself with their COVID-19 requirements. Ensure you meet their entry requirements, including any visas you might need
- check your passport's expiry date – many destinations require 6-months’ validity
- contact your transport providers to confirm their vaccination, testing and masking requirements.
Always purchase travel insurance and ensure it covers all your planned activities. See our CHOICE travel insurance buying guide: COVID-19 edition for advice on choosing.
Requirements can change quickly. Monitor Government advice and subscribe for updates to your destination/s to ensure you remain informed on global developments that may impact your travel.
Practising COVID-safe behaviours is important to minimise risk to yourself, your loved ones and the community.
If you're unvaccinated, you're strongly discouraged from international travel due to the health risks. Your transport provider can refuse to allow you on board if:
- you're showing symptoms of COVID-19
- you don't meet their vaccination or testing requirements
- you don't meet the requirements of your destination
- you refuse to wear a mask when required.