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

International travel to and from NSW

Before departing from Australia for international travel, you must have an international covid 9 vaccination certificate

Before arriving in Australia, you need to submit a DPD (Digital Passenger Declaration), before travel to Australia.

Latest Update:
No PCR required for travel from 18April

New Zealand

For More details, check NZ government resources Before Traveling to New Zealand

On 11th May 2022, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that maritime borders will reopen after July 31, paving the way for international cruise ships to return in time for the upcoming season beginning in October.

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.

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 21Jan22
Entering Thailand requires 7-day hotel quarantine at a designated hotel as a tourist. The Thailand Pass website has been closed to new Test and Go sandbox applications, except for the Phuket Sandbox. You can still apply to enter Thailand under the Alternative Quarantine or Phuket Sandbox schemes.

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.

Middle East

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

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.