Date Updated

03/21/2022

  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements All travelers to Australia must provide a negative COVID-19 test (either a nucleic acid amplification (NAA) test such as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR, or RT-PCR) test completed within 3 days, or a rapid antigen test (RAT) (also described in some countries as a lateral flow antigen detection test or similar) completed within 24 hours) prior to departure. Limited exemptions apply as follows: Children age four years and younger at the time of check-in for the scheduled flight departure; People with a medical condition (who can provide a medical certificate) International aircrew; Travelers on a designated green safe travel zone flight; People traveling from countries where COVID-19 PCR testing is not reasonably available. Exemptions for this purpose will be determined by Australia's Director of Human Biosecurity; and Travelers to Australia should contact their airline regarding any current requirements relating to COVID-19 testing. Further information regarding the COVID-19 testing requirements is available on the Australian Department of Health website. Any traveler entering Australia who has been in a 'high-risk COVID-19 country' (no countries are currently prescribed for this purpose) in the 14 days before entering Australia and who is transiting through a third country will need to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test three days prior to entering Australia from the final point of embarkation. The Australian government has also announced that it will seek Rapid Antigen Testing for Australians returning on direct flights from high-risk countries. It is not clear when these policies will be effective. Australian State and Territories have also imposed additional COVID-19 testing requirements upon arrival. Further information is available on the relevant State or Territory Department of Health website. Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Overseas passengers arriving in New South Wales who have been fully vaccinated with a recognized vaccinated are exempt from hotel quarantine. However, they must take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival, selfisolate until a negative result is received, and undertake a further test on day 6. Overseas passengers arriving in Victoria who have been fully vaccinated with a recognized vaccine are exempt from hotel quarantine. However, they must take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival into Victoria, selfisolate until a negative result is received, and undertake a further test between day 5 and 7 after arriving. Overseas passengers arriving into the Australian Capital Territory who have been fully vaccinated with a recognized vaccinated are exempt from quarantine. However, they must complete an online declaration and will also be required to take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival, self-isolate until a negative result is received and take a second test on day 6. Overseas passengers arriving into Queensland who have been fully vaccinated with a recognized vaccinated are exempt from quarantine. However, they must complete a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival and self-isolate until a negative result is received. Overseas passengers arriving into South Australia who have been fully vaccinated with a recognized vaccinated are exempt from quarantine. However, they must undertake a COVID test within 24 hours of arrival in South Australia and quarantine until the test is taken and must not enter any high-risk settings for 7 days after arrival. Overseas passengers arriving into Tasmania who have been fully vaccinated with a recognized vaccinated and who have not been in an 'extreme-risk area' in the previous 14 days are exempt from quarantine. Overseas passengers arriving into the Northern Territory who have been fully vaccinated with a recognized vaccinated are exempt from quarantine. However, they must undertake a COVID test within 2 hours or arrival into the Northern Territory and undertake further tests on day 3 and day 6. For Western Australia, 14-day hotel quarantine applies although reduced quarantine arrangements will likely apply to Australian citizens and permanent residents who have been fully vaccinated with a recognized vaccine, likely to be in the form of between 7 - 14 days home quarantine. Prior to travel, all travelers must request an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate to provide as evidence of vaccination to book airline tickets and for check-in. Travelers are considered 'fully vaccinated' if they have completed a course of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or 'recognised' vaccine. This includes mixed doses as long as all vaccines are approved or recognized by the TGA. At least 7 days must have passed since the final dose of vaccine in a course of immunization for travelers to be considered 'fully vaccinated' Current vaccines and dosages accepted for the purposes of travel are two doses at least 14 days apart of AstraZeneca Vaxzevria/AstraZeneca Covishield; Pfizer/Biontech Comirnaty; Moderna Spikevax or Takeda; Sinovac Coronavac; Bharat Biotech Covaxin; Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (for people under 60 years of age on arrival in Australia); Gamaleya Research Institute Sputnik V; Novavax/Biocelect Nuvaxovid; or one dose of Johnson Johnson/ Janssen-Cilag COVID Vaccine Quarantine-exempt flights from New Zealand (for passengers who have been in New Zealand for 14 days or more and have not been in a designated COVID-19 outbreak location) are available with the following additional requirements (currently suspended): Any passenger that is considered to be a close contact of any recently confirmed COVID-19 cases identified in the community in New Zealand must present evidence of two negative COVID-19 tests. Any passenger that has been in a contact tracing location of interest at a time specified on the NZ Ministry of Health website must have evidence of one negative COVID-19 test Any passenger who has been in a managed isolation facility in New Zealand must have been in New Zealand for 14 consecutive days after completing managed isolation before traveling to Australia. Quarantine-free flights between Australia and the South Island of New Zealand have resumed. Quarantine-free travel from the North Island of New Zealand remains suspended. Specific quarantine requirements are generally being managed by state and territory health departments. For example, in some states or territories, arriving travelers are responsible for paying the costs of their quarantine. Fully vaccinated Singapore, Japanese or South Korean citizen traveling from Singapore, Japan or South Korea respectively and arriving into a participating Australian state or territory can enter quarantine-free Quarantine-exempt flights from Singapore, Japan and South Korea (for citizens of those countries ) have commenced into all Australian States and Territories except for South Australia and Western Australia. Non-vaccinated Travelers 14-day quarantine at a government-designated facility (typically a hotel) for all unvaccinated travelers and for arrivals into all Australian states or territories. There are very limited exemptions to the quarantine requirement. See the Australian Department of Health website for more information. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated Australian children aged 12-17 years old entering Australia through all Australian States and Territories except Western Australia are eligible for reduced quarantine requirements, provided their accompanying parents or guardians are all fully vaccinated. Australian children aged 12-17 years who arrive into Australia will be considered unvaccinated if they have not received any vaccination; have only been partially vaccinated with a recognised vaccine; or have been partially or fully vaccinated with a nonrecognized vaccine.
  • The Department of Home Affairs has remained open and is continuing to process applications, although some visa processing times have been affected and are taking longer to process. As a priority, the Department is processing visa applications for travelers who are exempt from the travel restrictions to support urgent travel. Travel Restrictions Entry ban for non-citizens and non-residents, except Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand citizens who are usually resident in Australia and their immediate family members, fully vaccinated visa holders and others as listed in the Travel Restrictions and Exemptions section on the government website. Information about transit exemptions: All transits must occur on the same day as arrival and passengers must remain in the sterile transit area. Check transit facilities at Australian airports to check if you are eligible to transit without a visa. Citizens of the following countries can transit through Australia to return home: Cook Islands, Nauru, Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Timor Leste, Kiribati, Niue, Tonga, Marshall Islands, Palau Tuvalu, Micronesia Papua, New Guinea, and Vanuatu. The jurisdictions of New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia have implemented caps on international arrivals. The government has also temporarily reduced commercial inbound passenger arrivals to all major ports. Fully-vaccinated visa holders can enter Australia without a travel exemption.
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  • New South Wales: "NSW The following restrictions have eased: * Face masks will only be required on public transport and public transport waiting areas, planes, and indoors at airports, public hospitals, private health facilities, residential aged care facilities or hostels and indoor music festivals with more than 1000 people. * The 20,000 person cap on music festivals will be removed. * Singing and dancing will be permitted at all venues. * Vaccination requirements will remain for indoor music festivals over 1000 people. ->95% vaccination rate. - Booster vaccinations available for fully vaccinated. Bookings can be made on the link below. Fully vaccinated people arriving from overseas: * fully vaccinated international passengers arriving in NSW must get a COVID-19 rapid antigen test: - within 24 hours of arriving in NSW (and can stop self-isolating once they receive a negative result from this test) - on or after day 6 after arriving in NSW. * People who are not fully vaccinated arriving in NSW from overseas must continue to go into 14-day mandatory quarantine. For more details view: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19 " Northern Territory: "NT - All facilities and amenities are open as normal. You will need to provide your name and contact details, as well as proof of vaccination for tracing purposes and entry at many venues via The Territory check-in App. Please double check events prior to going to ensure no additional restrictions in place. Border entry form required to enter. >95% vaccination rate. Full vaccination mandatory in order to enter NT. International travellers must: * Complete a Border Entry Form before arriving in the NT * Follow the testing regime (follow link below) * You can travel anywhere in the Northern Territory except to an excluded communities, within 14 days of your arrival to the NT. * You will be required to download the G2G Now app * International travellers must follow the pre-arrival advice on the Smartraveller website For more details view: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/updates https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/" Queensland: "QLD - No lockdown in QLD. *Restrictions and quarantine requirements for anyone living/arriving in QLD are lifted, as long as they are fully vaccinated. Vaccination status and contact tracing can be navigated by downloading the Check In QLD app. 91.5% vaccination rate. Overseas travel A fully vaccinated traveller who arrives Queensland from overseas then transfers to anther domestic interstate flight (without leaving the airport), is required to take their COVID-19 test on arrival at their final destination. International arrivals from any country exempt from pre-departure testing must undertake a COVID-19 PCR Test within 24 hours of arrival in Queensland. Fully vaccinated international arrivals may return to work in a vulnerable or high-risk setting after they have met testing obligations on arrival in Queensland. The worker must undertake a COVID-19 test and receive a negative result before commencing duties and every second day for 7 days, and use any PPE as required. For more details view: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status " South Australia: "SA - All facilities and amenities are open as normal. You will need to provide your name and contact details for tracing purposes at many venues, as well as proof of vaccination. These can be produced via the mySAGOV app. Masks should be carried and warn in high-risk areas or with high volumes of people. Vaccination rate 92.6% International travellers will still be subject to vaccination requirements under other Directions (e.g. only people over the age of 12 who have received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine are allowed to enter high risk settings.). Overseas Travel You are required to have a pre-arrival negative test result in line with the information specified on the Department of Home Affairs website https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/before-i-travel. On arrival to SA, you must: Undertake a COVID-19 PCR test within 24 hours of arrival in SA and quarantine until test is taken No entry into High risk settings for 7 days after arrival Note: If you have not completed a course of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the TGA (i.e. had one dose of 2 dose course), you will be classified as an unvaccinated traveller. For more details view: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/ " Tasmania: "TAS - All facilities and amenities are open as normal. You will need to provide your name and contact details for tracing purposes at many venues, as well as proof of vaccination. These can be produced via the Check in TAS app. International arrivals: International arrivals who are fully vaccinated and met other Australian entry requirements are not subject to additional requirements to enter Tasmania.Read more about coming to Tasmania on the link below. >95% vaccination rate. For more details view: https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/ " Victoria: "VICTORIA - Lockdown restrictions are are generally lifted for those fully vaccinated. Restrictions still apply for unvaccinated. Proof of vaccination must be carried at all times and can be sourced on phone using the Victoria Service app. If not double vaccinated, entry to most facilities will be denied. All international travellers need the following to enter Victoria: If you have at least two doses of the vaccine, or if aged under 12 and 2 months: Immediately quarantine at home upon arrival in Victoria. Get a rapid antigen test, or a PCR test if you don’t have access to a rapid antigen test, within 24 hours of arriving and continue to quarantine until you receive a negative result. >95% vaccination rate. For more details view: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/ " ACT: " ACT - Lockdown restrictions are are generally lifted for those fully vaccinated. Restrictions still apply for unvaccinated.Check in to venues and proof of vaccination is required on the CBR App. Double vaccination rate of >95% Fully vaccinated people arriving from overseas: There are currently no direct international flights arriving into the ACT. The vast majority of travellers who wish to travel to the ACT arrive in Sydney, New South Wales. The ACT has different requirements for travellers depending on their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travellers can travel on to the ACT where permitted by their port of entry and when complying with the requirements outlined below. Unvaccinated travellers cannot travel to the ACT without an exemption, or until a period of quarantine has been completed at their port of entry. https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/travel/overseas-travel" Western Australia: " WA - Sign in to venues and proof of vaccination usually required. This can be done via the SAFEWA app. >95% vaccination rate. International Travel WA’s hard border has lifted to allow for safe quarantine-free travel into WA from interstate and overseas, with vaccination and testing requirements on arrival. For more informtaion: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-latest-updates"


  • • Masks mandatory in most states on public transport. Passengers should always carry masks.
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes, subject to client outside a 14-day self-isolation period

    Freight Availability/Cost
    Air - Australian borders are opening to tourists for the first time in 2 years, which will increase the amount of belly hold cargo opportunities over the coming weeks         
    Sea - Space remains tight, carrier schedules are delayed due to port congestion. Allocations are in place, but need to book up to 6 weeks in advance to get the allocation with contract rates. Terminals will struggle with staff absenteeism due to Omicron variant spreading rapidly.

    Road Availability
    • Normal at present


    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No

Entry Restrictions

Normal

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