Covid 19 Update



There’s a ban on overseas travel from Australia. You can’t leave Australia unless you get an exemption from the Department of Home Affairs.

If you’re overseas and wish to return to Australia, we continue to encourage you to plan your travel home. However, be prepared for possible delays due to travel restrictions, closed transit hubs and limits on the number of arrivals allowed into Australia.

When you arrive in Australia you must quarantine for 14 days at designated facilities in your port of arrival. You may be required to pay for the costs of your quarantine.

If you’re staying overseas, make plans to remain for an extended period. Read and subscribe to our news and travel advice, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Need urgent consular help overseas?

If your situation becomes life-threatening, or you have very serious concerns for your welfare, contact the nearest embassy or high commission or call the Consular Emergency Centre in Australia on +61 2 6261 3305.

Travel advice level changes

See a list of the changes we made to the travel advice levels for individual destinations and globally as a result of COVID-19. This may help those seeking to make travel insurance claims.

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