If you are planning to travel to Australia, you must meet the requirements listed below.
It is important to know, that you must count the time of your COVID testing backwards from the departure date of the international flight to Australia. Example, if you booked multiple flights, only the last international flight to Australia is considered for the testing periods as listed below.
- All inbound travellers must declare their vaccination status to enter Australia. Please see the proof of vaccination webpage for further information on the type of proof you need.
- All inbound passengers should complete an Australia Travel Declaration (ATD) prior to departure. Certain parts of the Australia Travel Declaration must be completed prior to departure, such as needing to declare your vaccination status. See the Department of Home Affairs website for more information.
- All inbound passengers must provide a negative accepted COVID-19 test result. These tests can be either:
- A nucleic acid amplification (NAA) test, such as:
- polymerase chain reaction (PCR, or RT-PCR) test
- Transcription mediated amplification
- Loop-mediated isothermal amplification; or a
- A rapid antigen test (RAT) (also described in some countries as a lateral flow antigen detection test or similar). This must not be confused with a lateral flow antibody detection test. For the purposes of pre-departure testing it must be an antigen test.
Serology tests are not accepted.
The NAA test must be done within 3 days before the day of the flight’s scheduled departure.
The RAT must be done within 24 hours of the flight’s scheduled departure time.
Further information can be found at: https://www.health.gov.au/health-alerts/covid-19/international-travel/inbound