A valid vaccination certificate from a recognised health authority is required to enter Australia. Find out more about requirements at the Department of Health. You must also present your COVID-19 vaccination certificate to the airline staff when checking in for your flight. Check with your preferred airline on their specific requirements.
COVID-19 Travel information and border status
Use the search tool below to find out more about advisories for travel to Australia during COVID-19, including regulations, and safety and health guidelines.
Things to know
- Pre-departure checklist
- Stay healthy
A few simple steps will make for a hassle-free holiday. Here's what to do before take-off. In addition to the information provided here, please ensure you are across all applicable government guidance, restrictions, and requirements.
All passengers on all flights should complete the Digital Passenger Declaration before travelling to Australia. You can start a DPD seven days before your flight, but you must submit it before your departure for Australia
The DPD collects critical health information, which helps keep the Australian community and visitors safe.
It’s as simple as:
- Creating an account
- Submitting your declaration
- Showing your summary screen (either hard copy or electronically) with the relevant supporting documentation at airport check-in, before boarding your flight
Find out more at the Home Affairs’ website.
Each airline will have their own regulations and conditions for travelling. Make sure you are aware of any pre-flight requirements before your departure date. Visit to your airline's website for the most up-to-date travel information.
States and territories can apply their own travel restrictions. Be sure to understand the requirements specific to the state or territory you are entering. Use the links below to find out more.
Be sure to book your accommodation, restaurants, tours and experiences in advance. Booking ahead ensures you don’t miss out on your favourite activities, and it can often be done online.
Here are some tips to protecting yourself while travelling.
- Stay 1.5 metres apart: keep physical distancing in mind whenever possible.
- Wear a mask: follow the signs and wear a mask in mandatory venues and spaces including airports.
- Use cashless payment: use a credit or debit card to avoid using cash.
- If you feel unwell: if you begin to show any symptoms during your travels, self-isolate and get tested. Find your nearest Australian testing location here.
You may be subject to certain requirements, such as presenting a negative COVID test, before arriving at your next destination. Contact the applicable government and health authorities for more information specific to your travel itinerary.