International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Australia From Åland Islands is Restricted

Description

Most travelers are not allowed to enter Australia. Individuals may request exceptions to the entry restrictions online.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Australian citizens;
  • Permanent residents;
  • Immediate family members of an Australian citizen or permanent resident (with proof);
  • New Zealand citizens who are usually a resident in Australia;
  • Essential travel approved by the Australian Border Force.

For more detailed information about exemptions, please check the source.

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Australian Home Affairs
Start Date
4/19/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers arriving or transiting through Australia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before the first point of departure.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5;
  • Travelers with extenuating circumstances, such as where there is no access to testing;
  • Travelers arriving from a green zone flight;
  • Travelers who recently recovered from COVID-19 as long they provide a medical certificate confirming recovery. For more details about medical certificate requirements, please check the source.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Australian Government
Start Date
Changed
Mandatory

Electronic Travel Authorization

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Description

You need an Electronic Travel Authorization(eTA). You must get an eTA before your flight. An eTA is delivered electronically, and is tied directly to your passport. It can be obtained online before travelling.

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Sherpa
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory 14-day quarantine

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Description

Travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days at designated facilities at their port of arrival at their own expense. Travelers may be tested in the first 48 hours and between days 10 and 12 of quarantine. Quarantine rules differ across Australian states and territories, please check the sources for detailed information.

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Travelers looking for a quarantine exemption based on compassionate or medical grounds must apply to the state or territory they will arrive in before traveling to Australia.

Minimum Number of Days
14 days
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Start Date
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in the airports and in-flight

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Description

Travelers must wear masks on all international and domestic flights and in the airports.

Travelers must wear masks on public transport and in crowded areas where it is difficult to maintain a 1.5 meters physical distance from others.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12.
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Australian Government
Start Date
Changed

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Australia.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
68.07
Decreased by3.23
at 9/16/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.90%
Decreased by0.10%
at 9/16/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
56.65%
Increased by3.99%
at 9/16/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
14,609,197
Increased by1,029,956
at 9/16/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.14
Increased by-0.10
at 9/14/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Localized restrictions vary depending on the state territory you are visiting. Further details regarding state regulations can be found at https://www.australia.gov... In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks.
Last Checked
9/16/2021

Use of mask

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Status
Recommended
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Face masks are recommended nationwide and required in some states.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity and social distancing rules in place. Some states require passengers to use face masks while on public transport. Travel between and within some states and territories within Australia may be restricted.

Restaurants

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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Pre-entry health checks may be administered. Customers may be required to provide their personal information for contact tracing purposes. Restaurants are only offering takeaway services in high-risk areas.

Bars

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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Pre-entry health checks may be administered. Customers may be required to provide their personal information for contact tracing purposes. Bars are closed in high-risk areas.

Nightclubs

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Restrictions in place
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Nightclubs are permitted to open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Customers may be asked to use face masks and to refrain from drinking while dancing. Pre-entry health checks may be administered and customers may be required to provide their personal information for contact tracing purposes. Nightclubs are closed in high-risk areas.

Shops

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Only essential services are operating in high-risk areas.

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