Australia’s borders are closed. The only people who can travel to Australia are:
- Australian citizens
- immediate family members
- travellers who have been in New Zealand for the previous 14 days.
- travellers with exemptions
- Flights to Melbourne (MEL) are suspended
Learn more about who can enter Australia from the Department of Home Affairs.
Australian Border Force liaison officers will work with airlines at overseas airports to identify those who should not board flights to Australia.
Travel restrictions and exemptions
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.
You are automatically exempt from the travel restrictions and can enter Australia (without obtaining an individual exemption) if you are:
- an Australian citizen
- a permanent resident of Australia
- an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident*
- a New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia and their immediate family members
- a diplomat accredited to Australia (holding a subclass 995 visa)
- a traveller transiting Australia for 72 hours or less
- airline crew
- maritime crew including marine pilots
- recruited under the Government approved Seasonal Worker Program or Pacific Labour Scheme
- holder of a Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa
- travelling from New Zealand by air and have been in New Zealand 14 days prior to travel
* If you hold a temporary visa or do not yet hold a valid visa for Australia, you must provide proof of your relationship (such as your marriage certificate, evidence of your de-facto relationship such as shared finances or property, your birth certificate or birth certificate for your children) to the Department before you travel to Australia. Do not travel until we advise that you can. You can find out more about how to provide this information here.