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Australia Travel Restrictions

70.94% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 68.67% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Australia.

Australia entry details and exceptions

You are automatically exempt from the travel restrictions and can enter Australia (without obtaining an individual exemption) if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • a permanent resident of Australia
  • an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • a New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia and their immediate family members
  • a person who has been in New Zealand for 14 days or more immediately prior to arrival by air in Australia

To consult all the exceptions please check here.

Travelers planning to travel across Australian state borders should note that some Australian states also have domestic travel restrictions, border restrictions, and quarantine requirements in place. In the case of onward travel within Australia, travelers are advised to check in advance with their travel/accommodation provider.


Outgoing travel to AustraliaTravelling from New Zealand to Australia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Australia.

Details and exceptions

Unless arriving on a quarantine-free flight from New Zealand, all travelers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel in their port of arrival.​, at their own expense. For more information on quarantine rules in the Australian states, check the following websites: New South Wales, The Northern Territory, Queensland Western Australia

Documents
Travel Authorization Form

Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Australia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Australia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Australia. Please check the official guidelines from Australia for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to quarantine to enter Australia.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Australia.

  • Mask usage in Australia is required in public spaces and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Australia are open with restrictions. Bars in Australia are open with restrictions.

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