Travel restrictions

Australia travel restrictions: how to organize a safe business trip during the pandemic

Entry requirements, isolation and quarantine procedures, mobility and vaccination policy. Our guide to Australia’s current travel restrictions for your business activities.

Australia’s travel restrictions have been eased since the Covid-19 pandemic situation stabilized across the country. The Australian government has implemented measures to safeguard the health of its citizens and the vaccination campaign has been a great success, with over 95.8% of the population fully immunized (2 doses).

In Australia, it is up to each State and Territory to establish sanitary restrictions in the Country. Restrictions may change based on increasing levels of risk based on daily updates of Covid-19 pandemic data.

1. Requirements for entering Australia

No entry restrictions are currently in effect for travel to Australia. People entering Australia not must complete any registration declaration form.

Unvaccinated visa holders not need a travel exemption to travel to Australia.

2. Negative test result and health insurance to enter Australia

From July 6, 2022, people entering Australia not must provide proof of their vaccination status, nor proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

However, it is highly recommended to take out international health insurance that also covers COVID-19 infection.

3. Quarantine and isolation procedures in Australia

Foreign travelers do not have to undergo quarantine upon arrival. However, the individual state sets the quarantine measures, so they may change depending on your destination. For more information, do not hesitate to contact our experts.

4. Domestic Movement Restrictions in Australia

Public transportation is operational and there are no specific restrictions in place for intercity and interstate travel. However, there may be different COVID-19 requirements in each state and territory. For up-to-date information, please contact our experts. In public transport, wearing a mask is currently not compulsory. However, it is recommended to wear a mask and keep a social distance of at least 2 meters.

5. Vaccination in Australia and face masks

Vaccination in Australia is also enabled for foreigners who plan to get vaccinated while traveling. Currently, the vaccines authorized in Australia are:

  • Astra Zeneca
  • Pfizer
  • Modern
  • Novavax

From September 9, 2022, travelers can travel to Australia without wearing a face mask. However, any older person 12 years or older must wear a face mask in specific indoor locations. Mask wearing restrictions are different for each Australian state and territory. For more information, book a call with our experts.

6. Testing positive for COVID-19: what to do?

Isolation is no longer mandatory for those who have contracted COVID-19.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must not visiting high-risk settings such as elder and disabled care facilities and hospitals, unless seeking immediate medical attention, until at least 7 days after a positive test. It is recommended that additional precautionary measures be considered to protect others.

In some states or territories, high-risk environments may require COVID-19 cases to meet additional requirements.

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