Australia has strict border measures in place to protect the health of the Australian community. Very limited flights are currently available to and from Australia and you may not be able to travel at this time. Travel restrictions are subject to change. Please check back regularly.
All travellers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel in their port of arrival. You may be required to pay for the costs of your quarantine.
You cannot come to Australia unless you are in an exempt category or you have been granted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions.
You are automatically exempt from the travel restrictions and can enter Australia (without obtaining an individual exemption) if you are:
The Commissioner of the Australian Border Force may grant you an individual exemption if you are:
You need to apply for an exemption at least 4 weeks, but not more than 3 months, before your planned travel.
Compassionate and compelling reasons to travel
The Commissioner of the Australian Border Force may grant you an exemption if you are seeking to travel for compassionate and compelling reasons. Compassionate and compelling reasons include, but are not limited to, needing to travel due to the death or critical illness of a close family member.
You must hold a visa and have an exemption to Australia’s travel restrictions before you travel. You can request an exemption using the form below and must provide appropriate evidence to support your claims. All documents need to be officially translated into English.