If it was not hard enough to get back to Australia, today’s decision will now make it even harder!

New measures for return to Australia

Following today’s decision by National Cabinet and announcement from the Prime Minister, if you are travelling to Australia you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding your flight at the departure point.

Anyone who has a negative test result and enters Australia, must still complete mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities in your port of arrival.

Masks are now mandatory for all international and domestic flights, including within airports.

International arrival caps will be reduced until 15 February 2021. This could affect your flight into Australia. If you’re scheduled to fly home to Australia in the coming weeks, confirm your itinerary and travel plans with your airline or travel agent.

Further details, including the start date for these measures will be announced shortly. These details will be available on  Australia.gov.au and the Department of Health.