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Entry Restrictions to Australia


Effective 15 May 2020, the following categories of passenger are not permitted to enter Australia:

  • Non-Australian citizens.
  • Non-Australian residents.
  • Foreign nationals.


Passengers who will be permitted entry into the nation include:

  • Australian citizens.
  • Permanent residents.
  • Immediate family (includes legal guardians, spouse, de facto partner, provisional partner visa holders and dependent (children of a traveler) of an Australian citizen.
  • Nationals of New Zealand who ordinarily reside in Australia with a 444 visa.
  • Nationals of New Zealand transiting through Australia to New Zealand.
  • Diplomats accredited to Australia and currently resident in Australia, and their immediate family.


All passengers (including Australian citizens and residents) arriving in Australia will undergo mandatory quarantine period of 14 days at their first Australian destination. All transits must occur on the same day as arrival and passengers will be required to remain airside in the airport.

Those departing the country should turn up at the airport three (3) hours prior to departure to allow for the Advanced Passenger Processing (APP) clearance by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). In accordance to health and safety measures due to COVID-19 mitigation, the process may require longer than 3 hours  hence passengers are advised to arrive early at the airport.  

Malaysia Airlines flies to five (5) destinations in Australia, namely Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.



Last updated 17 Jun 2020, 1730hrs (GMT+8)



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