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Entry Restrictions to Australasia

 

Australia

 

Updated as at 19th January 2021

 

Category of passengers allowed entry

  • Australia nationals
  • Permanent residents and their immediate family. i.e. legal guardians, spouse, de facto partner
  • Provisional partner visa holders
  • Dependent children of a traveller eligible for entry to Australia
  • New Zealand nationals ordinarily resident in Australia (subclass 444 visa)
  • Diplomats accredited to Australia and currently resident in Australia, and their immediate family.

 

The following categories of passengers are exempted from the entry restrictions:

  • Foreign nationals travelling at the invitation of the Australian Commonwealth Government for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response or whose entry would be in the national interest.
  • Critical medical services, including air ambulance and delivery of supplies, that regularly arrive into Australia from international ports.
  • Persons with critical skills (for example, medical specialists, engineers, marine pilots and crews) by exception.
  • Persons providing, or requiring access to, critical skills in Australia (for example mining, shipyard and maritime safety) by exception.
  • Person or any person in class of persons who, in the opinion of the Chief Medical Officer does not pose a risk of significant harm to the public health and will provide an essential service while in Australia.
  • Case-by-case exceptions may also be granted for humanitarian or compassionate reasons.
  • Exemptions must be granted prior to these travellers undertaking travel to Australia. Exemptions may be applied for through the Department of Home Affairs website at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/online-forms/covid19-enquiry-form

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Foreigners

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

  • Effective 22nd January 2021, passengers travelling to Australia are required to:
    • Undergo PCR test up to 72 hours before departure and provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (printed or digital) at the time of check-in.
    • Complete the online registration within 72 hours before departure via https://www.health.aero/au/2
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  • Failure to comply with the requirement mentioned above will result in passengers being denied boarding. For detailed information on pre-departure, mask wearing and other requirements, visit https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-international-travellers
  • Apply and complete the Australia Travel Declaration. Application can be made via https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/australia-travel-declaration, minimum 72 hours before departure. (Note: Expect delays on arrival with processing if declaration is not completed in advance.)
  • Undergo mandatory quarantine period of 14 days at their first Australian destination. The applicable cost for quarantine accommodation/meals in government appointed accommodation will be borne by passengers.
  • Exemptions from quarantine at the designated quarantine area are given to:
    • Diplomats accredited to Australia and that currently resident in Australia, and their immediate family will be required to self-isolate at their place of residence or in privately arranged accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Australia.
    • International transit passengers who meet the following conditions:
      • Passengers with a transit period of up to 8 hours must remain airside at the airport and maintain social distancing, cough etiquette and hand hygiene;
      • Passengers with a transit period of between 8 to 72 hours will be directed by relevant health official to a quarantine facility and will be required to remain there until proceeding to the airport for their departing flight.
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New Zealand

 

Updated as at 5th January 2021

 

Category of passengers allowed entry

  • New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and their immediate families.
  • Australian citizens and permanent residents whose primary place of established residence in New Zealand.
  • Diplomats accredited to New Zealand and currently resides in New Zealand.

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Foreigners
  • International transits to Australia except NZ joining passengers who are have finished their quarantine may continue travel to Australia.
  • All pax travelling from the UK into NZ are required to undergo pre-departure COVID testing.

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order 

  • Passengers are required to wear a face mask and will be quarantined by NZ Government in a Government facility for 14 days.
  • Passengers arriving in New Zealand from 3rd November 2020 are required to obtain a voucher confirming they have been allocated a place in a Managed Isolation Allocation System website before they board their flight. This applies to all passengers flying into New Zealand unless exemption is given.

 

Last updated 19 January 2021, 2300hrs (GMT+8)

 

 

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