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COVID-19 Travel information and border status

International Border Status

Important: this information is provided by a third party, Sherpa, and is meant for informational purposes only. Tourism Australia is not responsible for its accuracy. Given how quickly the travel requirements are evolving, you should not rely solely on this tool in making travel arrangements and should confirm the accuracy of any government guidance, restrictions, or requirements. 

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All international tourists need to apply for an eligible visa. To find out more about tourist visas read the frequently asked questions. Before you apply for your visa check you have a valid passport.

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. 

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:

  1. Creating an account
  2. Submitting your declaration
  3. 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.

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*Entry to Australia for eligible travellers is subject to change based on the respective federal and state government authorities, including visa granting authorities. For specific travel advice and given the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel, travellers should seek the most up to date information from the relevant government and health authorities, including for example the Australian Department of Health and Australian Department of Home Affairs. 

[Note: Tourism Australia is not the Australian government visa granting authority.  The visa granting authority is the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. For up-to-date information, please refer to their website: COVID-19 and the border (homeaffairs.gov.au). The content on this page is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with an Australian qualified immigration lawyer or migration agent if you are seeking legal advice.]