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Entry Restrictions to Australasia




With effect from 14 September until 10 October 2020, an overnight curfew has been extended across Melbourne from 9pm to 5am, to mitigate the surge in COVID-19 cases. Passengers with flights scheduled to depart within the curfew time are however, allowed to leave for their flights.


All other restrictions for air transports including the passenger capacity limit on all international flights as imposed by the Australian Government remains unchanged.


From 8 August 2020 until 24 October 2020, all international passenger arrivals into Melbourne is banned until further notice to mitigate the surge in COVID-19 cases in the city.


The passenger capacity limit on all international flights arriving in other Australian cities such as Perth, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane as imposed by the Australian Government as part of its COVID-19 management has now been extended until 24 October 2020.


As such Malaysia Airlines will continue to monitor the situation and adjust its flight schedule based on the requirement of the Australian government.


For detailed information on the travel restrictions imposed by the Australian government, please refer to https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions-0




New Zealand


All arriving passengers who are allowed to enter or transit via New Zealand will be quarantined by New Zealand Government in a quarantine facility for 14 days.


Passengers who will be allowed entry into New Zealand are as follows:

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



Last updated 18 Sep 2020, 1850hrs (GMT+8)



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