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Oceania > Australia: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 11.3 millions

Active cases: 413 005

Recovered: 10.8 millions

Deaths: 18 092

Vaccination count: 22.4 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2023-01-22

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR results required for some travelers
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are recommended

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
Australia's border is open.

From 12:01am on Thursday 5 January 2023, people travelling to Australia from China, including Hong Kong and Macau will be asked to show evidence of a negative pre-departure test for COVID-19. Read more about the COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers from China, Hong Kong and Macau (https://bit.ly/3YXO7NI)

If you are arriving from other destinations, you do not need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to meet Australia's travel requirements. Some countries, airlines and vessel operators may require a pre-departure test result at check-in before you can board your flight or ship. Check the entry requirements of the country you are travelling or transiting through, and your airline or vessel operator’s requirements.

You do not need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to travel to and from Australia.

Mask wearing on international flights to Australia is no longer mandatory. Travellers continue to be encouraged to consider wearing a mask to reduce their personal risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.

Testing and quarantine requirements and domestic transfer restrictions may differ by state and territory. To check if you will be subject to testing on arrival visit the local state or territory's website:

Australian Capital Territory (https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/)
New South Wales  (https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19)
Northern Territory  (https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/)
Queensland  (https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/)
South Australia  (https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/)
Tasmania  (https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/)
Victoria  (https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus)
Western Australia (https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus)

Tests: Negative PCR results required for some travelers

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine requirements may differ by state and territory.

Information updated on 2023-01-23.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Social distancing restrictions and other local measures are still in place across Australia with a number of variations. These are liable to change at short notice. You should monitor State and Territory websites (https://bit.ly/3Lc3tWX) for the latest information where you are and comply with these measures and other advice from local authorities.

Measures may include:

-restrictions on numbers of people at most non-work gatherings, in -shops, cafes, restaurants and other places of public gathering, and on visitors to private residences
-social distancing
-restrictions on visiting aged care homes or hospitals
-wearing of facemasks
-providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination status

Mask use
Masks are recommended

Gatherings: Allowed
Restrictions are beginning to ease and will differ state-to-state.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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