Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong
Also accredited to Macau

COVID-19 Travel Advice

We now advise all Australians DO NOT travel overseas at this time. If you are already overseas and wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. View details.

Hong Kong and Macau have imposed entry restrictions and compulsory quarantine measures on travellers from overseas. For latest update please check the official COVID-19 websites of Hong Kong and Macau.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Travel Ban

The Australian Prime Minister has announced a travel ban to apply from 9pm Sydney time, Friday 20 March on all non-Australian citizens and non-permanent residents from entering Australia.  All Australians – citizens, permanent residents and immediate family will still be able to return to Australia. 

All travellers arriving in Australia will be required to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel), in their port of arrival.​ Travel restrictions are subject to change. Some exemptions are in place. Please check back regularly.

For more information on travel restrictions, visit the website of the Department of Home Affairs.

 

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New Policy on Passport Photos

Australia Passport Office will no longer allow glasses in passport photos taken from 1 July 2018. More about passport photos

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Statement on Hong Kong

Australia joins many international partners in expressing our deep concern about Beijing's imposition of a National Security Law on Hong Kong.

National Foundation for Australia-China Relations Advisory Board appointments

I am pleased to announce the appointment of two new members of the Advisory Board of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations. Ms Pru Bennett will join the Advisory Board as Chair and Mr Stan Grant will join as a Member.

New freight flight from Adelaide to Hong Kong

From today, Cathay Pacific will commence a weekly freight flight from Adelaide to Hong Kong, with each flight expected to carry around 30 tonnes of premium South Australian produce including abalone, tuna, eggs and beef.

Joint statement on Hong Kong national security legislation

We are deeply concerned at proposals for introducing legislation related to national security in Hong Kong. (More...)

Fresh flights ensure more fresh Australian food for Hong Kong

The Australian Government has today added a new weekly flight to Hong Kong under its International Freight Assistance Mechanism. Starting today Qantas will fly from Brisbane, via Cairns, carrying 45 tonnes of seafood from Tropical North Queensland for the Hong Kong market. 

Lest We Forget: Anzac Day in Hong Kong

Consuls-Generals of Australia, New Zealand and Turkey have commemorated Anzac Day by paying private respects at the Sai Wan War Cemetery, to those who have served in defence of their countries.

New Freight Mechanism to ensure fresh produce reaches Hong Kong

The Australian Government has launched the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IAFM) in response to freight transport challenges caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.

International Aviation Network established to get Australians home

A continuing network of flights to four key international hubs will be established — London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Auckland — for the next four weeks to help Australians get home.

Australians abroad during COVID-19  

COVID-19 is affecting hundreds of thousands of Australians who are travelling abroad, disrupting their movement and in some cases making it difficult for them to return to Australia. We acknowledge that this is an anxious time for many Australians and their loved ones.

Border Restrictions

Australia is closing its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents. The entry ban takes effect from 9pm AEDT Friday, 20 March 2020, with exemptions only for Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family, including spouses, legal guardians and dependants.

Consular visit to Macau postponed

In view of measures related to the Novel Coronavirus taken by the Hong Kong government to restrict travel and border crossings, we will postpone the Consular visit to Macau, this Friday 6 March. If you have an appointment, you will be contacted. If you require urgent passport renewal, please email [email protected] for advice.

 Updated travel advice regarding the novel coronavirus

Effective immediately, foreign nationals (excluding permanent residents) who are in mainland China from today forward (1 February), will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time they have left or transited through mainland China.

Australia’s free trade deal with Hong Kong commences

More opportunities for Australian businesses and farmers will commence today (17 Jaunary 2020) with the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement entering into force.

Changes to Smartraveller

Smartraveller has changed and will require those who previously subscribed for travel advice updates to Hong Kong, or any other destination, will need to subscribe again. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.

Statement on Hong Kong

We are deeply concerned by the violence in Hong Kong and the increasing divide between the authorities and Hong Kong people.


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