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Travellers entering or leaving Australia do not need to provide evidence of vaccination status. However, if you are travelling by plane to Australia from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, the Australian Government requires you to undertake a COVID-19 test in the 48 hours before your scheduled departure date.

Border arrangements

If you are travelling from China, including Hong Kong and Macau you are required to undertake COVID-19 testing prior to your arrival. For detailed passenger information please visit the Department of Health’s website

Unvaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents can leave and enter Australia without an individual travel exemption. Travellers entering or leaving Australia do not require a negative pre-departure test and cruise vessels can enter Australian territory.

All incoming travellers will need to comply with the testing and quarantine requirements of the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territory to which they plan to travel. 

It is important to remember that other countries, and private airlines, vessel operators and tour companies, may have their own requirements for travellers.

Unvaccinated visa holders do not need a travel exemption to enter Australia.

International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

Find out how to get your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel.

Request your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

Check state or territory requirements

All incoming travellers will need to comply with the testing and quarantine requirements of the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territory to which they plan to travel.

See state and territory information.

State and Territory information

You need to comply with requirements in the state or territory of your arrival, and any other state or territories to which you plan to travel. Restrictions may change at short notice.