Australia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 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 28.05.2021
1. Passengers 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 who have been in Australia, New Zealand or both for the full 14 days before their flight to Australia;
– passengers who have a visa and have been granted an exemption before departure; details can be found at
2. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Australia to New Zealand.
3. Passengers could be subject to presenting a “Travel Declaration” form and present it at time of check-in. The form can be found at
4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry. Details can be found at
5. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.
6. Passengers transiting through Australia for 8 to 72 hours to a third country are subject to quarantine until their next flight.
7. 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
– 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 positive COVID-19 PCR test result, and a medical discharge issued at most 4 weeks before departure which specifies that:
– at least 14 days have passed since they were infected with COVID-19; and
– 72 hours have passed since recovery of fever and respiratory symptoms; and
– passengers who have recovered from 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:

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

A national three step plan ( to relax coronavirus restrictions has been announced, with states and territories to decide when each step will be implemented locally.

Physical distancing measures are still in place across Australia. However, some states are revising restrictions on public gatherings. Check State and Territory websites for the rules where you live (

Australia is recommending that people wear face masks to help prevent infection. This recommendation is likely to become law in some states.

From the 23rd of July, people in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell shire will have to wear a mask or face covering if they’re leaving their home, or face a $200 fine.

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