Latest information on the coronavirus (COVID-19)
- On 11 March, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic.
- Australia has in place strict measures aimed at protecting Australians and visitors to our country from the coronavirus.
- These measures are rapidly changing as the situation evolves so we strongly encourage you to consult official sources for the latest information.
International travel to Australia
- At the current time, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members are permitted to travel to Australia.
- New Zealand citizens who live in Australia as Australian residents are also permitted to travel to Australia, as are New Zealanders transiting to New Zealand.
- All travellers arriving in Australia are now required to self-isolate in a designated facility (such as a hotel) for 14 days in their port of arrival.
- For details visit the Australian Border Force website.
- Further advice for travellers is also available here.
- The Australian Government currently advises that Australians must avoid non-essential travel within Australia.
- States and Territories can also apply their own restrictions including, in some cases, closing their borders, restricting intrastate travel and mandating self-isolation of returning travellers.
Domestic Travel Restrictions
- A number of Australian States and Territories have closed their borders and restricted intra-state travel.
- For more about restrictions in Australian states and territories visit the following sites:
- Australian Capital Territory: ACT Government
- New South Wales: NSW Government
- Northern Territory: Northern Territory Government
- Queensland: Queensland Government
- South Australia: Government of South Australia
- Tasmania: Tasmanian Government
- Victoria: Victoria State Government Health and Human Services
- Western Australia: Government of Western Australia
Airports, flights and cruise ships
- All Australian airports remain open however Australians are restricted from travelling overseas. There are also major restrictions on incoming travellers and disruptions to flight schedules.
- Cruise ships from foreign ports are temporarily banned from arriving at Australian ports.
- You should contact your travel agent, or airline and visit the Smartraveller website for the most up-to-date information.
Where can I get more information about the coronavirus?
- For the latest health information about the coronavirus in Australia visit the Department of Health.
- To learn more about coronavirus support from the Australian Government including financial support and advice for businesses and employees and advice on domestic and international travel visit Australia.gov.au.
- Download the official government “Coronavirus Australia” app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or join the WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.