International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Before You Leave

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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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in the airports and in-flight

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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
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Australia.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
65.40
Increased by-2.01
at 9/19/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.90%
Decreased by0.10%
at 9/16/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
58.11%
Increased by4.02%
at 9/19/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
14,986,389
Increased by1,037,407
at 9/19/2021
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
9/19/2021

Use of mask

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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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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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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

local guidelines for 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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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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