Travellers arriving in Australia from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, will be required to undertake a COVID-19 test within the 48 hours prior to travel and show evidence of a negative test result. This applies regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status and includes Australian citizens.
For information on these measures visit:
- Travellers from China, Hong Kong and Macau (Department of Health and Aged Care)
It’s also important to regularly check the rules in any destination you’re travelling to or transiting through, as they may have rules in place for passengers arriving from China, including Hong Kong and Macau.
For the latest details on entry and exit conditions, you should contact your airline or travel provider, or the nearest embassy or consulate of the destination you're entering or transiting through.
To ensure a safe trip for you and your loved ones, there are a few simple steps you can take:
- Understand any COVID-19 requirements, including pre-departure requirements, for your destinations and any transit destinations.
- Understand that travel advice can change at short notice. Read and subscribe to the travel advice for your destinations, including any transit locations, so you'll be alerted if the situation changes.
- Be prepared for travel delays or disruptions.
- Check your vaccinations are up to date, including for COVID-19 and the flu.
- Get travel insurance and read the fine print. Make sure it provides cover for COVID-19.
- Research the health care available in your destinations. Be prepared for health facilities to be under strain.
- Practice physical distancing where possible. Be mindful that crowded indoor spaces have poor ventilation; wear a mask if you can.
Understand what the Australian Government can and can’t do if you get sick while overseas. Read the Consular Services Charter to understand how we can and can’t help.