Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong
Also accredited to Macau

COVID-19: Useful Information on Travel and Vaccines

Page Last Updated:  7 June 2022, 2:00pm
 

Travelling to Australia

You can travel to Australia if you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen who’s normally resident in Australia, or a fully vaccinated visa holder.  Unvaccinated visa holders will still need to be in an exempt category or hold an individual travel exemption to enter Australia.

Refer to Coming to Australia | COVID-19 and the border for further details.

Proof of Vaccination

All inbound travellers must declare their vaccination status to enter Australia. Please refer to the proof of vaccination webpage for further details. 

If you don’t qualify as fully vaccinated and aren’t eligible for modified arrangements, you may need to complete a mandatory quarantine period. Check the requirements for the state or territory you’re arriving in.

Refer to Vaccination and testing (homeaffairs.gov.au) for further details.

Pre-departure Covid-19 Testing

Travellers to Australia no longer need to provide evidence of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test however are still required to wear a mask on international flights.  You should check with your airline on their boarding requirements prior to travel. 

Digital Passenger Declaration

All passengers arriving into Australia must complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD). You can start a DPD seven days before your flight to Australia, but you can only submit a DPD within 72 hours before your departure. This is because you must provide your health information (vaccination status and COVID-19 test result) and declaration within 72 hours before your flight. The DPD requests critical health information. You must be able to provide evidence that the critical information was completed before boarding the aircraft. We recommend travellers submit their DPD prior to arrival at the airport to ensure smooth check in and travel.

For more information visit https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/digital-passenger-declaration  

Quarantine Arrangements

State and territory governments manage quarantine for overseas arrivals, including for unvaccinated travellers. You need to comply with the quarantine requirements of the state or territory you're arriving in, and any other state or territories you plan to travel on to. Contact the relevant state or territory authority for more information about quarantine arrangements.

It’s your responsibility to ensure you meet entry and quarantine requirements.

Entry into Hong Kong and Macau

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

Information for Australian Pet Owners

The current COVID-19 pandemic does not change the existing risks posed by diseases of biosecurity concern to Australia or the need for cats and dogs to meet the import permit conditions in full. These import conditions protect Australia against exotic diseases. To ensure animal welfare and manage the significant biosecurity risks posed by international transport of animals, all animals destined for the quarantine facility at Mickleham must arrive directly into Melbourne Airport. Animals cannot be transhipped to Melbourne on a domestic flight from another Australian port.  

The quarantine facility at Mickleham is fully operational and is continuing to take booking requests. Pet importers and agents are advised to make flight arrangements and reservations at the quarantine facility promptly after their import permit is approved.

This information is subject to change.

For the latest guidance on pet imports, including updates on transhipment to Post Entry Quarantine facility Mickleham via Sydney, please see: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/cats-dogs.

For Post Entry Quarantine facility (PEQ) Mickleham Christmas closure dates and Frequently Asked Questions, please see: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/2020/145-2020.

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