Covid Travel Restrictions to Australia

Complete Restrictions

Whether you're looking for a burgeoning art haven, a world-class premier city with a nonchalant vibe, or exotic outdoor adventures, the Land Down Under, Australia, never fails to deliver. Learn to surf through the biggest blue waves you’ve ever seen, jump alongside jovial kangaroos, go on a desert safari or wade through mystical coral reefs to make the trip to your dream destination something straight out of fairy tales. Do not miss the world-renowned Sydney Opera House, the humbling Great Barrier Reef, rugged national parks, and red-earthed deserts as you journey through the history of the great island nation.

Can I travel to Australia?

Who can enter?

Borders are closed for nationals of all countries

Rules for travelers

  1. Compulsory quarantine for 14 days on arrival

  2. Mandatory temperature check and thermal screening as per protocols
  3. PCR test certificate is required from travellers coming outside of approved countries
  4. Compulsory to submit a Statutory Declaration

  5. Recommended to download the COVIDSafe App

Tourist Attractions
Partially Open
Public Transport
Dining & Bars
Partially Open
Land Borders
Covid-19 Cases (last 7 days)
Exceptions may apply, check full details here.
Last verified on: October 24, 2021

Where to go in Australia

Home to rainforests, mountains and canyons, beautiful white beaches, and incredible architectural marvels, Australia is a backpacker’s haven. Visit the Sydney Harbor bridge, surf at Bondi Beach, visit the Opera House, watch the sunset at the Uluru and soak in the natural beauty of the glowing orange rock, or swim with the fishes through the Great Barrier Reef.

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  • Monarto
  • Beerwah
  • Uluru
  • Adelaide
  • Werribee
  • Perth
  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Gold Coast
    Gold Coast
  • Melbourne
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Hervey Bay
    Hervey Bay
  • Dubbo

Things to do in Australia

Recovering from the crippling effect of COVID 19, Australia is gradually returning to normalcy with restaurants and some tourist attractions coming back online after almost two months, albeit with certain restrictions. Enjoy a laid-back evening at Melbourne as you sip on a cup of hot tea at a bustling cafe, explore the beautiful sand islands and the Whitehaven beach on a clear day and much more.

New Rules and Reopening of Tourist Attractions in Australia

Tour the capital city of Canberra, enjoy a picture-perfect sunset at the Wilsons Promontory National Park, visit the “Sunken Garden” made inside a naturally formed sinkhole or gasp in awe as you walk past the emblematic Sydney Opera House; there a plethora of options to choose from.

📣 NEW RULESMelbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum
Yarra Valley tour
Yarra Valley tour
Monarto Safari Park
Monarto Safari Park
Australian Reptile Park
Australian Reptile Park
📣 NEW RULESMoonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Phillip Island tour
Phillip Island tour
📣 NEW RULESBlue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial

Away from the Crowd

Experiencing Australia is quite a daunting task as you witness everything from rugged mountain ranges, sweeping plains, and sweeping beaches. Sway away from the well-known attractions and visit the historic Carnarvon National Park in Queensland, swim with sea lions and dolphins at the Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience.

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  • Yarra Valley tour
    Yarra Valley tour
  • Australian Reptile Park
    Australian Reptile Park
  • Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Phillip Island tour
    Phillip Island tour
  • Australian War Memorial
    Australian War Memorial
  • National Museum of Australia
    National Museum of Australia
  • Hunter Valley tour
    Hunter Valley tour
  • Parliamentary House
    Parliamentary House
  • Great Ocean Road
    Great Ocean Road

Post COVID Travel Essentials for Australia

You must be wondering about what measures and safety guidelines to follow before and during your trip. This section takes you through everything you need to know to plan a safe trip, including visa and passport essentials, travel insurance, what to pack, etc.

Packing Essentials
  • N-95 masks N95 mask is a global-standard respirator mask that is made from polypropylene and can filter out at least 95% of very small (0.3 micron) particles. N95 masks are also capable of filtering out all types of pathogens, including bacteria and viruses. With mandatory use of masks across airports and all forms of social interactions, it's mandatory that you carry at least 2 masks with yourself.

  • Gloves Non-sterile patient examination gloves, which are routinely used in healthcare settings, are appropriate for keeping your hands from getting contaminated. Remember to carry a bunch due to their disposable nature.

  • Hand sanitizer Hand sanitizers sold in pharmacies typically have an alcohol concentration of around 60%. It has been observed that hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol concentration work effectively and can inactive the novel coronavirus. Though most attractions are reopening with sanitisation stations, it's only beneficial to carry your own in case you run into an emergency.

  • Portable charger We all understand the value of staying connected in these times. As travel in the post COVID world moves towards a more contact-free and digital experience, it’s important that you always carry a portable charger when you travel.

  • Digital thermometer & first-aid kit You can prevent unnecessary trips to the hospital if you carry a first-aid kit with yourself. Take a digital thermometer along as they’re durable and you can keep a regular check on your body temperature.

  • Extra clothes Carry an extra pair of clothes with you that you wear only at the airports or other places with heavy footfall while traveling. While catching the air-borne virus can be prevented by wearing masks and social distancing, carrying an extra pair of clothes just minimises the risk that much further.

  • Ziplock bags Use zip lock bags to isolate pieces of clothing or items that you will not be using again. This will prevent any possibility of cross-contamination.

Health & Hygiene
  • Wash your hands frequently Wash your hands with soap regularly and thoroughly to remove pathogens. You can also use alcohol-based sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol to kill bacteria and viruses.

  • Maintain distance and avoid close contact (6 feet or 2 arms length) Maintain at least 6feet distance between yourself and others. When someone coughs or sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus.

  • Always wear a mask in public Since COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and is air-borne, wear a mask, coupled with social distancing to prevent getting infected and/or spreading it to others.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant. Cleaning with soap and water reduces the number of germs, dirt and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces.

Travel/Health Insurance

Travel insurance is now going to become even more important than it was. Whether it’s regarding flight cancellations or medical emergencies, insurance while traveling is going to play a major part in our travel planning and expenses. There are 5 major types of insurances available for you to consider:

  • Trip Cancellation These insurances cover you if you were to cancel your trip due to unforeseen events such as illness, injury, or death suffered by the insured or a member of the insured’s immediate family. Some policies however exclude trip cancellation in the event of war or civil disturbance.

  • Flight Delay/Cancellation Flight delay/cancellation insurance pays for new travel arrangements/flight tickets and in some cases, accommodations and meals. This depends on your provider so read your policy carefully.

  • Medical Insurance Medical insurance covers the cost of transportation in case of emergency medical evacuation, due to injury or sickness. Some medical insurances also cover COVID-19 infections should you get infected after the effective policy date.

You may sometimes end up having to pay up front for your medical services, which will then be reimbursed by your insurance company. In other cases, the insurance company will provide “proof of direct payment” to the healthcare provider.

  • Baggage Loss Baggage loss insures you in case your luggage is lost, delayed, or stolen. It sometimes includes a cash payment if your bags are delayed for more than 12/24 hours after you arrive at your destination.

  • Travel Document Protection Travel document protection insurance covers you so that you can replace a lost passport or other travel documents.

What to do in an Emergency

Seek medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Troubled breathing
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

If you think you have been exposed to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) or have any of the symptoms mentioned above, seek medical attention immediately.

Virtually Experience the Best Destinations in Australia

Just because we’re staying home doesn’t mean we’ve lost our wanderlust. Join online experiences, from interactive cooking classes to livestream walking tours, no matter where you are in the world.

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  • virtual tour
    Monarto Safari Park
  • virtual tour
    Melbourne Zoo
  • virtual tour
    Sydney Opera House
  • virtual tour
    Australian National Maritime Museum
  • virtual tour
    Taronga Zoo Sydney

Post COVID International Travel

The word is reopening again. Pockets of movement and travel bubbles have begun to pop up. While the cautious may stick to their own shores and travel domestically, international travel looks to be slowly recovering. In our extensive report linked below, you can learn about each country’s international travel policies, their current status with regards to COVID-19 numbers and the travel regulations in place.

The report also looks at 500+ major tourist attractions around the world and regularly updates their opening dates and rules of visiting in real-time. We also take a close look at how COVID-19 will impact the way we make our travel plans - picking destinations, choosing the right time to visit, packing essentials and more. Click on a link to read more.

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