The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption to how Australia manages the entry of non-Citizens and Permanent Residents. As is well known, Australia’s international border has been closed since March 2020 and is not expected to re-open until some time in 2022.
The Department of Home Affairs has developed a very helpful ‘mini’ website within its current site at www.homeaffairs.gov.au containing very detailed information about the limited exemptions available for entry to Australia & the conditions attaching to that entry. This mini website can be accessed from the home page of Department of Home Affairs as below.
See COVID-19 (Coronavirus) news for overseas travellers and visa holders
See COVID-19 (Coronavirus) news from all Australia government agencies
As the information contained within this mini website changes frequently, it is very important to re-visit the instructions in the event that you may need to come to Australia during this restricted period.
14- day mandatory quarantine continues to apply to all entrants to Australia in the State of first arrival, which may not be the State in which you plan to live or visit.
Due to the limitations on quarantine facilities, airlines are severely restricted with the number of passengers that can be brought to Australia on each flight.