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Where can I travel from Australia in 2022?

Find out exactly what restrictions are in place for international travel from Australia. 

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From 1 November 2021 the international travel ban has been removed and Australians no longer need to apply for an exemption to leave the country.

Quarantine rules look different for people who are fully vaccinated and those who aren't:

  • Australians who are fully vaccinated can travel freely dependent on other countries opening their borders.
  • Vaccinated returning citizens and permanent residents can largely bypass quarantine requirements in favour of less strict rules set by each individual state and territory.
  • Anyone who is unvaccinated will need to undertake 14-days managed quarantine.

Can I travel for leisure outside of Australia?

Yes, if you're an Australian citizen, permanent resident (or parent of either) you can leave Australia for leisure travel. Of course, that's subject to the country you wish to travel to being open to overseas travellers.

Non-citizens and temporary visa holders must still apply for an exemption.

Everything you need to know about the new international travel rules.

Countries open to Australian residents or citizens

Find out which countries will let you enter from Australia. Just remember, returning to Australia may be difficult depending on which state or territory you live in.

This table was last updated in May 2022.

Status Test required? Quarantine required? Vaccine required? More info
Afghanistan Closed N/A N/A N/A More info
Åland Islands Open Yes

Proof: Negative result taken 48 hours before entry.

On-arrival testing required? No

No Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

Alternative: Proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last six months.

More info
Albania Open No

Rules: No test required if you meet the vaccine requirements.

Alternative: A negative result within 48 hours before entry.

No Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

Alternative: Proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last six months.

More info
Algeria Open Yes

Proof: Negative PCR result within 36 hours before departure.

On-arrival testing required? Yes.

Yes

Length of quarantine: Until your on-arrival test is returned negative.

If the test is positive: 10 days quarantine at your own expense.

No More info
American Samoa Closed except for repatriation Yes

Proof: Negative result taken 10, 5 and 1 day before entry. The 2nd and 3rd test must be taken in Honolulu, Hawaii.

On-arrival testing required? No.

No Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Andorra Open No

Rules: No test required if you meet the vaccine requirements.

Alternative: A negative PCR result within 12 hours before entry.

No

Rules: Only those who don't meet the testing or vaccine requirements must produce a negative PCR result or self-isolate for 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination at least 14 days before travel.

Alternative: Proof of recovery from COVID-19 within 11-180 days of getting a positive PCR result.

More info
Angola Open Yes

Proof: Negative PCR result within 72 hours before departure.

On-arrival testing required? Yes.

Yes

Length of quarantine: 14 days.

No More info
Anguilla Open to select countries Yes

Proof: Negative RT-PCR, NNA or RNA test taken 3-5 days before entry.

On-arrival testing required? Yes, for a fee.

Yes

Length of quarantine: Until your on-arrival test is returned negative. Unvaccinated residents may be required to self-isolate for 10 days, regardless.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination at least 21 days before arrival.

Alternative: Children and pregnant women are exempt.

More info
Antigua and Barbuda Open with pre-approval Yes

Proof: Negative RT-PCR, NNA or RNA test taken 4 days before entry.

On-arrival testing required? Yes

Yes

Length of quarantine: Unvaccinated residents may be required to self-isolate for 5 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination and must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.

Alternative: Undergo viral test on and less than 3 days before departure.

More info
Argentina Open Yes

Proof: Negative RT-PCR, NNA or RNA test taken 3 days before entry.

On-arrival testing required? No.

Yes

Length of quarantine: Unvaccinated travellers may be required to self-isolate for 7 days, until they receive a negative RT-PCR result.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination at least 14 days before arrival.

More info
Armenia Open Yes

Proof: Negative RT-PCR, NNA or RNA test taken 3 days before entry.

On-arrival testing required? No.

No Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination at least 14 days before arrival.

More info
Aruba Open No

Rules: COVID-19 negative test result or proof of vaccination no longer required.

Alternative: Complete Aruba’s Embarkation/Disembarkation Card before arrival.

Yes No More info
Ascension and Tristan Da Cunha Saint Helena Open Yes

Proof: Negative PCR result within 72 hours before departure.

Yes

Length of quarantine: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Austria Open Yes

Proof: Provide recent negative PCR result no older than 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Azerbaijan Open with restrictions Yes

Proof: Negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours prior to travel.

No Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Bahrain Open with restrictions No

Rules: COVID-19 negative test result or proof of vaccination no longer required. PCR tests will be conducted only for individuals experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms.

No

Rules: Travellers who can show evidence of being vaccinated are not required to quarantine.

No More info
Bangladesh Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Yes

Rules: Depending on your port of embarkation.

Yes

Proof: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination to officials at the airport on arrival.

More info
Barbados Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Yes

Rules: Quarantine at own expense.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Belarus Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Yes

Length of time: Mandatory 7-day self-isolation.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Belgium Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Yes

Rules: Those from a "orange zone" country such as Australia are not subject to any testing or self-isolation requirements.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Belize Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 96 hours prior to arrival.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Benin Closed with limited exceptions Yes

Rules: Test to be taken upon arrival.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days at your own expense.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Bermuda Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Must have a PCR test on arrival.

Yes

Length of time: Quarantine for 4 days, have a PCR test on day 4 and have a supervised antigen test on day 10.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Bhutan Closed More info
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Closed More info
Bolivia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Rules: If you're vaccinated, you don't need to quarantine on entry to Bolivia

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Bonaire Open with restrictions Yes No Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Bosnia and Herzegovina Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Botswana Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Brazil Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
British Indian Ocean Territory Closed More info
British Virgin Islands Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Brunei Darussalam Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 2 to 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Bulgaria Closed Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Burkina Faso Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within not more than 5 days.

Yes

Length of time: 72 hours.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Burundi Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 24 hours.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Cambodia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Cameroon Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Canada Open with restrictions Yes Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Cape Verde Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Cayman Islands Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 7 days. Those who cannot present quarantine document will quarantine for 10 days and be tested on the 11th day.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Central African Republic Closed More info
Chad Closed More info
Chile Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 5 to 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
China Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Christmas Island Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Cocos Islands Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Colombia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 24 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Comoros Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Congo Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Cook Islands Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Costa Rica Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Côte d'Ivoire Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken not more than 7 days.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Croatia Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Cuba Open with restrictions Yes Yes

Rules: Quarantine at own expense.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Curacao Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Cyprus Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Czech Republic Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Closed More info
Democratic Republic of the Congo Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Denmark Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken upon arrival.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Djibouti Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 120 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Dominica Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 24-72 hours.

Yes

Rules: Unvaccinated travellers are required to quarantine at a Safe in Nature-certified location for at least 5 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Dominican Republic Open Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Ecuador Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Egypt Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 96 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
El Salvador Open Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Equatorial Guinea Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Eritrea Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Estonia Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Ethiopia Closed Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Falkland Islands Closed Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Faroe Islands Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Federated States of Micronesia Closed More info
Fiji Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours. After 2 days in arriving Fiji, you will be required to take an approved Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) at your hotel.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Finland Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 3-5 days.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
France Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
French Guiana Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
French Polynesia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Gabon Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Gambia Open Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Georgia Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Germany Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Ghana Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Varies

Rules: Quarantine depending on their PCR test results or the results of people in their flight.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Gibraltar Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 24 hours.

No Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Greece Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Greenland Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

No Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Grenada Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Guadeloupe Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Guam Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Guatemala Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Guernsey Open with restrictions Yes Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Guinea-bissau Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Guinea Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Guyana Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Haiti Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Honduras Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Hong Kong Closed More info
Hungary Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Iceland Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
India Closed More info
Indonesia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Rules: Vaccinated travellers need to quarantine for 5 days and those who are unvaccinated will quarantine for 7 days..

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Iran Closed More info
Iraq Closed More info
Ireland Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Isle of Man Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Israel Closed More info
Italy Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Jamaica Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Japan Closed More info
Jersey Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Jordan Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Kazakhstan Closed with limited exceptions More info
Kenya Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 96 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Kiribati Closed More info
Kosovo Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Kuwait Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Kyrgyzstan Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Laos Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Latvia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Lebanon Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Lesotho Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Liberia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Libya Closed More info
Liechtenstein Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 4 to 7 days.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Lithuania Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Luxembourg Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Macao Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Madagascar Closed with limited exceptions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Malawi Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Malaysia Closed More info
Maldives Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 96 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Mali Closed More info
Malta Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Marshall Islands Closed More info
Martinique Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Mauritania Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 5 days.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Mauritius Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Mayotte Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Mexico Open Yes Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Monaco Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Mongolia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Montenegro Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Montserrat Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Morocco Closed Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Mozambique Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Myanmar Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Nambia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 7 days.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Nauru Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Nepal Open with restrictions Yes Yes

Rules: Fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Netherlands Closed More info
New Caledonia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
New Zealand Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Nicaragua Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Niger Closed More info
Nigeria Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Niue Closed More info
Norfolk Island Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken upon arrival.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
North Macedonia Open Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Northern Mariana Islands Open with restrictions Yes Yes

Rules: Need to self-quarantine for 7 days if tested and 10 days if not tested.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Norway Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Rules: Those who take a PCR test at the quarantine hotel within 3 days of arrival and get a negative result may come out of the quarantine earlier.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Oman Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken upon arrival.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Pakistan Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Palau Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Panama Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes

Rules: Panama arranges and pays for quarantine at a hotel for seven days, when you'll be tested again.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Papua New Guinea Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Varies

Rules: Fully vaccinated travellers are not required to quarantine. No unvaccinated travellers are allowed entry unless they are citizens.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Paraguay Open Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Peru Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

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Philippines Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Poland Open with restrictions Yes Yes

Rules: Travellers must complete Passenger Locator Form. A 10-day quarantine is required for all travellers unless they are either fully vaccinated with the last dose taken at least 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Portugal Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Puerto Rico Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Qatar Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Rules: Need to enter quarantine or be exempt depending on whether travellers meet certain criteria. Those who must quarantine may do so at home under strict conditions or they may quarantine in a hotel at their own expense.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Republic of Korea Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Republic of Moldova Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Rules: Those who arrive without a negative result are required to undergo quarantine.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Réunion Closed with limited exceptions More info
Romania Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test 10 days prior to travel.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Russian Federation Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Rules: May be required to enter a 14-day period of self-isolation if they are arriving for work purposes.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Rwanda Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Samoa Closed with limited exceptions More info
San Marino Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Sao Tome and Principe Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Saudi Arabia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 5 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Senegal Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Serbia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Seychelles Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Sierra Leone Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

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Singapore Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

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Sint Eustatius and Saba Bonaire Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

No

Rules: For vaccinated travellers.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Slovakia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Slovenia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

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Solomon Islands Closed More info
Somalia Closed More info
South Africa Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
South Korea Closed More info
South Sudan Closed More info
Spain Open Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

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Sri Lanka Open Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

No

Rules: For fully vaccinated enterants, no need for COVID-19 (PCR) testing on arrival or quarantine.

No More info
St. Bart's Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes No More info
St. Kitts and Nevis Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

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St. Lucia Open Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

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St. Maarten / St. Martin Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
St. Vincent and Grenadines Open Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
State of Palestine Closed More info
Sudan Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Suriname Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: Self-quarantine at home for 7 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands Open Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Swaziland Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Sweden Closed with limited exceptions More info
Switzerland Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Syrian Arab Republic Closed More info
Taiwan Closed with limited exceptions More info
Tajikistan Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Tanzania Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Thailand Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
The Bahamas Open with restrictions Yes Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
The Democratic Republic of The Congo Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Timor-leste Open with restrictions Yes Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Togo Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken not more than 7 days prior departure.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Tonga Closed with limited exceptions More info
Trinidad and Tobago Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Tunisia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Turkey Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Turkmenistan Closed with limited exceptions More info
Turks and Caicos Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Tuvalu Closed More info
Uganda Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Ukraine Open Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
United Arab Emirates Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
United Kingdom Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
United Republic of Tanzania Open Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
United States of America Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Uruguay Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 14 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
US Virgin Islands Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 5 days prior travel.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Uzbekistan Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Vanuatu Closed More info
Vietnam Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 3 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Wallis and Futuna Islands Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes

Rules: Upon arrival.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Western Sahara Closed More info
Yemen Closed with limited exceptions More info
Zambia Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Yes Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info
Zimbabwe Open with restrictions Yes

Rules: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

Yes

Length of time: 10 days.

Yes

Proof: Certificate of full vaccination.

More info

What you'll need to know about travelling from Australia to...

What transport options are available from Australia?

If you're looking to leave Australia, your options are limited to flying.

Flying from Australia

Flights from Australia are more frequent now with the introduction of more services on Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar and other airlines.

Capacity hasn't returned anywhere near pre-pandemic levels so it might still be difficult to find a return flight to Australia.

Overseas bookings can be made on the following sites:

Leaving Australia by ship, cruise or ferry

At the moment we are only seeing domestic departures.

Cruise bookings can be made through any of the following sites:


What do I need to know about returning to Australia?

Do I need to quarantine when arriving back in Australia?

It depends on your vaccination status:

  • Unvaccinated travellers returning to Australia from overseas must undergo hotel quarantine for 14 days. You will need to be tested for COVID-19 during your quarantine.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers returning to Australia must follow the rules in place for the state or territory you're arriving in. All jurisdictions require you to be tested for COVID-19 on arrival.
StateRules for fully vaccinated people arriving from overseas
Australian Capital TerritoryYou must travel straight to your home or accommodation to self-quarantine for 72 hours. You need to do a COVID-19 PCR test within 24 hours of arrival in Australia. You need another test on day 6. The day you arrive in Australia is day 0. You're encouraged to limit your movement until returning a negative test result on day 6.
New South WalesYou must go directly to your residence or accommodation to self-isolate for 72 hours. Within your first 24 hours of arrival, you must get a COVID-19 rapid antigen test. You must get another COVID-19 PCR test on day 6 after arriving in NSW. You must not visit high-risk places such as hospitals or aged care homes until you get a negative result on day 6. It's recommended you get a test on day 12.
Northern TerritoryFully vaccinated international arrivals must quarantine at home for 7 days. You need to undergo a rapid antigen test upon arrival in the Territory. You need to take a PCR test on days 5 and 8. You will need to take a final test on day 14. While quarantine ends after 7 days you must stay within your home quarantine zone for the second week.
QueenslandFrom 1am AEST Saturday 22 January, fully vaccinated international arrivals must get tested for COVID-19 within 24 hours after arrival and quarantine at home or in other accommodation until they receive a negative result.
South AustraliaAll returning travellers entering South Australia need to enter approved accommodation for 14 days and nights. The arrival day is counted as day 0. You must be tested within your first 24 hours, on day 5 and day 13 of quarantine. You may also need to undergo a blood test.
TasmaniaIf you're fully vaccinated you don't need to take a COVID-19 test prior to travelling to Tasmania from overseas and don't need to register your travel.
VictoriaYou must go straight home to your home or private accommodation for 72 hours of self-isolation. Within your first 24 hours of arrival, you must get a COVID-19 PCR test. You must get another COVID-19 PCR test between days 5 and 7 of arriving in Victoria. You must not visit high-risk places such as hospitals or aged care homes until you get a negative result. During isolation, you can leave to get a COVID-19 test, for urgent medical care or an emergency.
Western AustraliaYou will need to complete a G2G PASS. On arrival, you need to complete 14 days of hotel quarantine at your own expense. You need to be tested for COVID-19 on the day you arrive, days 5 and 13 of quarantine and days 17 and 21 after you have left quarantine.

Do I need a permit to travel back to Australia?

Citizens and permanent residents and some temporary visa holders (from 15 December) do not need a permit to return to Australia.

Do I need proof of having had a vaccine to travel back into Australia?

At this point in time, you do not require proof of having had a vaccine to return back to Australia but it will affect if you need to quarantine or not.

Do I need to show proof of a negative test to travel back into Australia?

All travellers who are coming into Australia must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours to the airline. Your airline will not allow you onto the plane if you do not have this evidence. This requirement applies to those travelling to Australia and those transiting through the country.

Latest domestic travel restrictions in Australia

Frequently asked questions about travelling from Australia

Do the rules change whether I'm a resident or citizen of Australia or on a visa?

Yes. Different rules apply for Australian citizens, permanent residents and temporary visa holders. Visa holders aren't currently exempt from the travel ban but will be from 15 December 2021.

What happens if I get sick while travelling?

If you become unwell with COVID-19 during your travels, there is a high likelihood you'll have to adhere to that country's policy.

In the event you are in a medical emergency and need hospitalisation, you have the option to contact the Australian Embassy where it will assist you in where to go.

For the arrangement of treatment and payments, you'll need to get in touch with your travel insurance provider.

Can I get COVID-19 travel insurance?

Most travel insurance policies do not cover COVID-19 related claims so read the fine print of your policy to know exactly what you're covered for.

We also suggest reaching out to your insurance provider to confirm any unclear questions you may have.

What happens if borders to Australia close before or while I'm travelling?

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you are required to hotel quarantine on arrival.

Temporary visa holders require a travel exemption in order to return to Australia if the borders are shut.

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