Borders of Australia are temporarily closed. Flights to Melbourne (MEL) restarted.
These passengers are allowed to enter:
- citizens and permanent residents of Australia and their immediate members of family;
- citizens of New Zealand residing in Australia;
- passengers arriving from New Zealand, having been in New Zealand in the past 14 days and traveling on a Safe Travel Zone flight;
- holders of a visa and have been granted an exemption before departure. Details can be found on the website
Arriving people could be subject to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry. Details can be found on the website
Passengers could be subject to presenting upon arrival or when transiting through Australia a “Travel Declaration” form that can be obtained on the website or upon arrival.
Passengers transiting through Australia for 8 to 72 hours are quarantined until their departure.
People entering or transiting through Australia must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result of a test taken not more than 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
This doesn’t apply to:
- children under 5;
- people arriving from Kiribati, New Zealand (only designated ‘green safe travel zone’ flights), Niue, Samoa, Solomon Isl., Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu;
- holders of a medical certificate with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result, and a medical discharge issued at least 4 weeks before departure which specifies that: at least 14 days have passed since they were infected with COVID-19; and 72 hours have passed since the recovery of fever and respiratory symptoms; a person has recovered from COVID-19 and is not infectious.
Countries where the test can be accepted if it was conducted 96-hours or less, prior to the scheduled flight departure: Cook Islands, Nauru, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, French Polynesia, Timor Leste, Marshall Islands.
More information can be found here https://tinyurl.com/y398dxv4