Travel Restriction Updates For Australia and International Travel


The following information is for travellers holding Australian passports. It is not updated daily.

For the latest update and restrictions to most destinations, please check on Smart Traveller and Sherpa and the website of the airline you fly with. Airlines usually email you all requirements before your flights.

Even when you transit throught a destination, you still need to meet certain covid- related requirements for that destination, especially when you have to collect your luggage before checking in for your next flight. We recommend you purchase from the same airline for multiple stops, on the same ticket to avoid further complications.


For Australia travellers who are required to have covid test before departure,

Go to Histopath  locate a clinic in your area, or test at the airport, result after approx. one hour at the airport, The queue can be long.

For proof of vaccination in Australia, you can get the certificate: https://www.passports.gov.au/international-covid-19-vaccination-certificate

For proof of vaccination in EU, you can get the certificate: https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en#:~:text=All%20EU%20citizens,other%20Member%20States

Destinations

Australia

Changes to travel restrictions from 6 July 2022

From 6 July 2022, the way you travel to and from Australia is changing. All travellers need to be aware that:

  • People entering Australia do not need to provide evidence of vaccination status
  • People entering Australia do not need to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration
  • People leaving Australia will not be asked to provide evidence of their vaccination status
  • Unvaccinated visa holders do not need a travel exemption to travel to Australia

Masks are still required for international flights to Australia.

It is important to remember that airlines, vessel operators and other countries may have specific requirements that travellers need to comply with.

More details, please check here.

Qantas Airways 14Jul22
Changes to the Qantas Vaccination requirements.

From 19 July 2022, Qantas will no longer require passengers travelling on international flights operated by the Qantas Group to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Passengers will no longer need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to board their flight unless it’s a country-specific requirement. This follows the Australian Government removing COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international visitors. Vaccination against COVID-19 may still be required by certain countries, so we recommend passengers check country-specific requirements before travel.

New Zealand

From 21 June 2022, you no longer need a pre-departure test to enter New Zealand

  • Travellers whose first international flight to New Zealand departs after 11:59pm (NZT) Monday 20 June 2022 do not need pre-departure tests. This applies to people entering New Zealand from anywhere in the world.
  • Most travellers still need to be vaccinated, and take 2 rapid antigen tests (RATs) after arriving in New Zealand.
  • If you transit through New Zealand, you no longer need to be vaccinated, or complete the New Zealand Traveller Declaration.

South Pacific

Fiji 2May22
All fully-vaccinated travellers visiting Fiji will no longer have to provide a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test prior to entry, which will be effective from 1st May.

Europe

Check on Sherpa for various country requirement

Germany
as of 20April, 2022

  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers.
  • Proof of vaccination required before exiting Australia.

Greece 2May22
From 1st May, Greece has stated that all key COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted. The international visitors entering Greece will not need to bring proof of immunisation, a COVID-19 negative test result, or evidence of recovery.

Switzerland 2May22
Switzerland is one of the European country is welcoming travellers from in the post-pandemic. It has lifted all entrance limitations that had been in place during the pandemic, with effect from 2nd May.

Americas

USA Including Hawaii11Dec21

The United States recently established new entry requirements for international travel, requiring that all non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants entering the country by plane be fully vaccinated.
A summary of entry requirements is outlined below. Full details >

Requirements for all international travelers as of Dec. 6, 2021:

  • Show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT] or antigen) taken no more than 1 day prior to the last leg of departure to the U.S. All travellers 2 years and older need to complete this step. Please note that this new 1-day requirement was previously 3 days, so plan accordingly.
  • Sign a CDC attestation. Attestations need to be completed for all travellers 2 years and older prior to boarding.
    United States Passenger Attestation form from Qantas. Each airline should send you a similar link
  • All non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants must be fully vaccinated to enter the country by plane. U.S. citizens are not required to be vaccinated, but they do need to meet the pre-travel testing requirement and sign the CDC attestation mentioned above.
  • Vaccinated travellers need to show proof of full vaccination status prior to boarding. Children under the age of 18 are not required to show proof of vaccination.
  • All air passengers to the United States will also be required to provide contact information to airlines before boarding flights to the United States.

Hawaii
the State of Hawaii removed its current entry requirements for international travel and aligned to the U.S. government’s order. If all U.S. entry requirements are met, travellers flying from another country directly into Hawaii do not have to quarantine. More details>

Argentina
Declaration Form 48hrs prior to the trip
Mandatory Health Insurance – Travelers are required to have health insurance with COVID-19 coverage that includes hospitalization and isolation.

Asia

Maldive 29Dec21
As per the latest Ministry of Tourism guidelines, you must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test report in English when checking in for your flight to the Maldives. The test must be conducted within 96 hours of your departure or you’ll be unable to board your flight. Quarantine isn’t necessary on arrival in the Maldives.

Thailand 19Jun22

As of 01 July, the “Thailand Pass" program will end, as well as the mandatory $10,000 Covid health insurance requirement for foreign visitors.

Visitors will only be required to show proof of either a certificate of full vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result within 72 hours of travel (these can be in a print or digital format). Unvaccinated/not-fully vaccinated (at least two shots) travelers who are randomly checked and who are unable to show proof of a pre-arrival negative test will be required to undergo a professional ATK test at the point of entry.

Philippines 19Jan22
Foreigners can enter Philippines, but they will need to quarantine (at their own expense) with a choice of hotels they have to pre-book. Currently, only Philippine Airlines flies to Manila a few times a week. Starting from May/June Qantas will resume almost daily flights. Both airlines offer Business Class.

Myanmar 17May22
The Government of Myanmar has announced that they will welcome back tourists as of 15 May 2022.

The largest and one of the most diverse countries in the SE Asian region will open it’s borders while maintaining a number of pandemic protocols, it was announced by the government. Key amongst these are:

  • Vaccine certificate: showing guests have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival in Myanmar.
  • PCR test: Negative results from a PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before arrival in Myanmar.
  • Insurance: Local medical insurance through Myanmar Insurance is required for all travelers and covers treatment in case of COVID-19 infection for up to $25,000 USD.
  • Copies: of the above documents should be made and presented to airline authorities before boarding their flight to Myanmar.
  • Visas: Myanmar’s e-Visa program for tourists visas is still offline, so travelers currently need to apply for visas at a Myanmar embassy in their respective countries. Update for online e-Visa application will be announced shortly.

There will be mandated testing on arrival and a local hotel stay until results are cleared, usually within 8 hours of arrival at hotel. Once cleared, travelers are free to visit most all of the regular tourist destinations.

Vietnam 20May22
Vietnam has abandoned Covid-19 test requirements pre-flight and on arrival in the country for all travellers. Government channels announced the suspension of tests for arriving visitors earlier but the rule came into effect for travellers entering the country now.

Middle East

UAE
No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result required for vaccinated travelers
More details on Sherpa and Emirates

Israel 18May22
From 21st May, testing is no longer required for anyone traveling to Israel. The requirements of proof of a negative PCR/Antigen test prior to departure, as well as the PCR test and isolation upon arrival – will be canceled. 
Travelers will still be required to fill in an entry statement in the 48 hours prior to departure to Israel (link).
In addition, as of 23rd May, the mask mandate for international flights to/from Israel will be lifted.

North Africa

Morocco 29Jan22
Morocco will reopen its borders for flights to and from the Kingdom starting from 7th February 2022 as per the government statement.