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Oceania > Australia: Covid-19 and Travel

     
Australia

Present Situation


Total cases: 6.7 millions

Active cases: 1.9 millions

Recovered: 4.8 millions

Deaths: 7 917

Vaccination count: 22.3 millions

Current trend: Growing

Data updated on 2022-05-18

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially 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 required in some areas/counties
 • Masks are required in enclosed public places

Provisions for travellers


Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
All visa holders who are fully vaccinated for international travel purposes can travel to Australia without a travel exemption.

Unvaccinated visa holders will still need to be in an exempt category or hold an individual travel exemption to enter Australia. (https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions#toc-4).

Fully vaccinated travelers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

All inbound passengers must provide a negative accepted COVID-19 test result. These tests can be either:

*A nucleic acid amplification (NAA) test, such as:

-polymerase chain reaction (PCR, or RT-PCR) test
-Transcription mediated amplification
-Loop-mediated isothermal amplification; or a

*A rapid antigen test (RAT) (also described in some countries as a lateral flow antigen detection test or similar). This must not be confused with a lateral flow antibody detection test. For the purposes of pre-departure testing it must be an antigen test.
Serology tests are not accepted.

Serology tests are not accepted.

The NAA test must be done no more than 3 days before the day of the scheduled departure of your flight (or first flight if you have one or more connecting flights booked for your travel to Australia).

The RAT must be done no more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure time of your flight, (or first flight if you have one or more connecting flights booked for your travel to Australia).

From 18 April 2022, changes to pre-departure testing for travelling to Australia will come into effect. Travellers are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requirements of the airline you are travelling with and any countries you transit through.

More details here https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/coming-australia

Tests: Negative PCR results required for some travelers.

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2022-05-10.

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 required in some areas/counties
Masks are required in enclosed public places

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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