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International travel


The World Health Organization and the Australian Government are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its implications for overseas travel. As more cases of the coronavirus are being reported, changing and new entry restrictions may come into place.

Travel advice

The Australian Government now advises all Australians: do not travel overseas at this time. This is our highest advice level (level 4 of 4).

Regardless of your destination, age or health, our advice is do not travel at this time.

As more countries close their borders or introduce travel restrictions, overseas travel is becoming more complex and difficult. You may not be able to return to Australia when you had planned to. Consider whether you have access to health care and support systems if you get sick while overseas. If you decide to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible. Commercial options may become less available.

Returning to Australia

From 11.59pm (local time) Saturday 28 March 2020, all travellers returning home to Australia from overseas will be quarantined in a hotel or designated facility for 14 days. Find out more on the Prime Minister's website.

Domestic travel - travelling within Australia


You must avoid all non-essential domestic travel.

States and territories can apply their own restrictions, including closing their state borders. Find out more about restrictions in your state or territory by visiting:

Check your airline for flight cancellations.