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We recommend checking the latest travel info and advice before you fly. You can find out what you need to know from the Australian Government on the Department of Home AffairsDepartment of Health and Smartraveller websites. 

Travelling domestically?

Before you set off interstate, it’s best to check the Government website of the State or Territory you’re traveling to – just so you’re up to date with the latest entry requirements.

You can also check restrictions using the COVID-19 Restriction Checker

Before you fly, you will need to provide your contact tracing details via our contact tracing form. You'll also need to supply your email address, phone number and postcode when checking in at the terminal.


Travelling internationally?

Make sure you have access to your required documents for check in

Internet or Wi-Fi connections may be limited or unavailable at some airports, so you may not be able to access documents on the internet. We recommend you either print or download and save all your required documentation to your mobile device before your flight. This includes your proof of vaccination or exemption documents, passenger declaration forms, COVID-19 test results and travel insurance with specific reference to insurance for COVID-19 (as required).

If you are not able to present required documentation for travel, this may result in you not being able to travel on your scheduled service or delays at check in.

Ensure your vaccinations are up to date

We’ll only carry guests travelling on international flights who are: fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved or recognised by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA); or

  • are under the age of 12 at the time of departure; or
  • a child aged between 12 and 17 at the time of departure who is:     
       - either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated; and
       - travelling with their fully vaccinated parents or guardian; or
  • cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons (with approved evidence and subject to state and territory requirements).

Vaccination exemptions

Arriving in Australia
If you’re an Australian citizen, permanent resident or visa holder travelling to Australia, and you can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons, you’ll need to check the border entry requirements in the state or territory you’re travelling to. You’ll need to provide an Immunisation History Statement issued by the Australian Government, or you have other evidence in line with government requirements that show medical contraindications to COVID-19 vaccines. . The Australian Department of Health advises that previous infection with COVID-19 is not considered a medical contraindication for COVID-19 vaccination.  

Departing Australia
If you’re an Australian citizen, permanent resident or visa holder departing Australia, and you can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons, you’ll need to present your Australian COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement to prove your contraindication (these may indicate a ‘valid to’ date).

Find out more info on the Smartraveller and Department of Home Affairs websites.

International travel requirements when travelling to:

Other important information

Visas and passports

Countries require different passport and visa verification and documentation. Please review what you need to consider when travelling to a foreign country.

Enhanced security procedures

The Australian Government has enhanced security measures, which limit the amount of liquids, aerosols, and/ or gels guests are permitted to take on board as carry-on baggage.