Travel agents COVID-19 payment

The Government has announced a one off payment to help travel businesses continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the travel agents COVID-19 payment.

Domestic travel - travelling within Australia

State and territory restrictions

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

Remote area restrictions

The Australian Government is restricting travel to certain remote communities (designated areas). These restrictions aim to protect Community Elders and those already sick. Before you can enter a designated area, you must quarantine for 14 days. If you're already in a designated area, stay there unless it is essential to leave for medical treatment.

Find out how to access remote designated areas.

Australian domestic air travel

The Australian aviation industry has developed Domestic Passenger Journey Protocols. These protocols provide clear and consistent guidance to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in domestic airports and on aircraft.

International travel

Australia’s borders are closed. Only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. Travellers arriving from any country may undergo enhanced health screening on arrival in Australia. All arrivals will be quarantined for 14 days and state and territory travel restrictions may also apply.

Learn more about who can enter Australia.

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 Smart Traveller website.

Safe travel zone with New Zealand

On 2 October 2020, the Australian Government announced a safe travel zone with New Zealand. From 16 October 2020, you can travel from New Zealand to Australia, quarantine-free, if:

  • you have been in New Zealand for 14 days or more and not been in a designated hotspot
  • you're travelling to Australia on a quarantine-free flight

Check the New Zealand safe travel zone information.

Travel information

Stay up-to-date on coronavirus information for Australian travellers.

Stay updated on the travel restrictions and Australian visas.

Check out the coronavirus resources.