Quarantined arrivals to Australia
It’s a good news day as since the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, announced Australia’s phased re-opening of our international borders we have seen a rapid pace of positive change.
If you or colleagues intend to enter Australia, we recommend that you keep yourself up to date with changes for the state you will be travelling to and the relevant websites are below:
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/travel-restrictions/international-travel-rules. As of 1 November 2021, fully vaccinated arrivals both visa holders and Australian citizens and permanent residents will not have to quarantine. If not fully vaccinated, 14 day hotel quarantine will be required
https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-overseas-travellers. As of 31 October 2021, fully vaccinated arrivals both visa holders and Australian citizens and permanent residents will not have to quarantine. If not fully vaccinated, 14 day hotel quarantine will be required
https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/quarantine. as of 17 December 2021 (or earlier if vaccination target met) fully vaccinated arrivals will not have to quarantine. If not fully vaccinated, 14 day hotel quarantine will be required.
Adelaide (South Australia)
https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/travel-restrictions/international-restrictions. if requested to do so after completing your cross border travel card 14 day hotel quarantine required for all international arrivals.
Perth (Western Australia)
https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-travel-wa. 14 day hotel quarantine required for all international arrivals.
Important information on vaccination and quarantine requirements can be found at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/preparing-to-travel-to-australia-from-overseas
How do you prove that you are fully vaccinated ?
As of November 1 if you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19 you need to provide evidence of your vaccination status for these changes to apply to you.
If you were vaccinated in Australia, you can use your International COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
If you were vaccinated overseas and haven’t registered your vaccinations in the Australian Vaccination Register (AIR), you can use a foreign vaccination certificate. The certificate must meet certain requirements to be accepted. To use your foreign certificate at the Australian border, you must complete the Australia Travel Declaration with your vaccination status before you check in at the airport.
You'll still need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test if you are vaccinated.
Carry your vaccination certificate with your COVID-19 test results while travelling to Australia. Especially if you have one or more transit stops. Some destinations may ask for proof of testing and vaccination before allowing you to transit through.
- Learn about COVID-19 vaccinations and travel
Exemptions to testing requirements
Children 4 years old and younger are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement. Children 5 years or older must provide a negative test result.
Some destinations are exempt. In places where the testing capacity may be limited, a PCR / RT-PCR test done 96 hours or less before flight departure may be accepted.
A full list of destinations that are exempt or have an extended testing time frame is on the Department of Health website.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for international travellers (Department of Health)
- Frequently asked questions – international airlines operating to Australia (Department of Health)
Australia Travel Declaration
You should complete the Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before you depart for Australia.
The Declaration collects
- Your contact details in Australia
- Your flight details
- Your vaccination information
- Your quarantine requirements
- Your health status
You must complete the Australia travel declaration if you’re planning to use a foreign vaccination certificate to prove your vaccination status.
- Australia Travel Declaration (Department of Home Affairs)
Happy travels to those who no longer have to quarantine for 14 days in a hotel and pay $3000 for the pleasure. For those that still need to quarantine we hope that we will have some good news on the horizon.
If there is any matter you would like to discuss please don’t hesitate to call us:
- Catherine Clarke - Mob: +61 (0) 417 957 130
- Sarah Loch-Wilkinson – Mob + 61 (0) 424 523 878
- Corinne Johnson - USA: +1 (561) 367 3691 OR Australia: +61 (2) 8064 2313
- Sandra Tempest - Mob: +61 (0) 407 804 977
- William Heselton – Mob: +61 (0) 423 576 231
- Sheelagh Blanckenberg - Mob: +61 (0) 431 706 355
- Amanda Tinner – Mob: +61 (0) 409 969 525