Australia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR results required for some travelers.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for some travelers.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 03.05.2021
1. Until 15 May 2021, flights from India are suspended.
2. Until 15 May 2021, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in India are not allowed to enter.
3. Passengers arriving from a country other than India are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Australia and their immediate family members;
– permanent residents of Australia and their immediate family members;
– nationals of New Zealand residing in Australia and their immediate family members;
– passengers arriving from New Zealand if they in the past 14 days have been in New Zealand;
– passengers who have a visa and have been granted an exemption before departure; details can be found at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/online-forms/covid19-enquiry-form .
4. Passengers could be subject to presenting a “Travel Declaration” form upon arrival or when transiting through Australia. The form can be obtained at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/australia-travel-declaration or upon arrival.
5. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry. Details can be found at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/new-zealand-safe-travel-zone .
6. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
7. Passengers transiting through Australia for 8 to 72 hours are subject to quarantine until their next flight.
8. Passengers entering or transiting through Australia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y398dxv4 .
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 5 years;
– passengers arriving from Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu;
– passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result, and a medical discharge issued at least 4 weeks before departure which specifies that:
– at least 14 days have passed since they were infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19); and
– 72 hours have passed since recovery of fever and respiratory symptoms; and
– passengers have recovered from Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are not contagious.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Australia’s borders are closed. The only people who can travel to Australia are:

– Australian citizens
– residents
– immediate family members
– travellers who have been in New Zealand for the previous 14 days.

Learn more about who can enter Australia from the Department of Home Affairs:
https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

Passenger flights from India to Australia have been banned until May 15, announced by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on April 27 due to COVID-19.
 

Lockdown Details

Nationwide, restrictions are beginning to relax. Reopening is occurring in phases and by a state-by-state All people should practice social distancing – keeping 6 feet distance with others when possible, avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters basis.

Cafes, bars and restaurants across Australia are open under social distancing limitations. Museums, galleries and libraries, are open under social distancing and capacity limitations. Parks and zoos are open in some parts of Australia, under social distancing and capacity limitations. Cinemas, concert venues, theaters, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums, nightclubs are open in some parts of Australia, under social distancing and capacity limitations. Stadiums will be able host events in up to 25% capacity as of July.
 

Sources

https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions-0
Data Source: covidcontrols.co