Australia: travel restrictions and entry requirements for business trips

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Entry requirements, isolation and quarantine procedures, mobility, and vaccination policy. Our guide to current travel restrictions in Australia for your business activities.

Travel restrictions in Australia have been loosened since the Covid-19 pandemic situation has stabilized all over the country. The Australian government has implemented measures to preserve the health of its citizens and the vaccination campaign has been a great success, with more than 95.8% of the population completely immunized (2 doses).

In Australia, it is up to each State and Territory to establish health restrictions in the Country. Restrictions may change according to increasing levels of risk depending on the daily data updates about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Table of contents

  1. Entry requirements in Australia
  2. Negative test to enter Australia
  3. Isolation and quarantine procedures
  4. National movement restrictions
  5. Vaccination and masks
  6. Testing positive for COVID-19: What to do
  7. Ask our experts


1. Entry requirements in Australia

No entry restrictions are currently in force to travel to Australia. People entering Australia do not need to complete any entry statement form.

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

2. Negative test result and health insurance to enter Australia

From July 6 2022, people entering Australia do not need to provide evidence of their vaccination status, neither a proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

However, from January 5 2023, travelers coming from China, Hong Kong and/or Macau are required to undertake Covid-19 testing within a 48-hour period prior to the day of their scheduled departure and show evidence of a negative test.

Furthermore, it is highly recommended to submit an international health insurance covering also COVID-19 infection.

3. Quarantine and Isolation procedures in Australia

Foreign travelers do not have to undergo quarantine upon arrival. However, it’s the individual State that sets quarantine measures: so they can change depending on your destination. For further information, feel free to contact our experts.

4. National movements restrictions in Australia

Public transport is operational and there are no specific restrictions in place for intercity and interstate travel. However, there may be different COVID-19 requirements in each state and territory. For up-to-date information, please contact our experts. On public transport, mask wearing is currently no mandatory. However, it is recommended to wear a mask and keep a social distancing of at least 2 meters.

5. Vaccination in Australia and face masks

Vaccination in Australia is also activated for foreigners who plan to receive the vaccine during their travel. Currently, the vaccines authorized in Australia are:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer
  • Moderna
  • Novavax


From September 9, 2022, travelers can fly to Australia without wearing face masks. However, any person aged 12 years or older must wear a face mask in specific indoor places. Wearing masks restrictions are different for each Australian state and territory. For further information, book a call with our experts.

6. Testing positive for COVID-19: What to do

Isolation is no longer mandatory for those who contracted COVID-19.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must not visit high-risk settings like aged and disability care facilities and hospitals, unless seeking immediate medical care, until at least 7 days after testing positive. It is recommended to consider additional precautionary measures to protect others.

In some states or territories, high-risk settings may require COVID-19 cases to follow additional requirements.

How Studio A&P can help you

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