COVID-19 Information

Travelling to/from Australia

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ACT Government COVID-19 Information

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COVID-19 RT-PCR and IgM antibody screening for all travellers is available at selected collection centres in the ACT. It is essential that you check with your destination, transit country and airline for travel requirements and recommended timeframe in which you need to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

COVID-19 PCR tests in the ACT for travellers need to be booked through pathology centres. Costs of testing vary depending on tests needed for travelling.


Digital Passenger Declaration

 All passengers arriving by air into Australia should complete the Digital Passenger Declaration.

You can start your DPD seven days before your flight and submit it within 72 hours before your departure for Australia. This is because you must provide your health information and declaration (vaccination status and COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before your flight).


When filling out your DPD, you will need to:

  • provide your contact details, including a contact phone number in Australia
  • make a legally binding declaration in relation to your vaccination status
  • make a declaration about your travel history in the last 14 days
  • make a declaration that you are aware of the quarantine and testing requirements that apply when coming to Australia and in the state or territory you are landing and the penalties for non-compliance

Note: Before you complete your DPD, check all other travel requirements for Australia. For a list of all documents you need before you travel see the information for:

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Travelling to Australia 

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International travellers to Australia (including Australians overseas) must declare their COVID-19 vaccination status to enter Australia and must be able to provide appropriate supporting evidence. Travellers may need to present this at check-in for their travel to Australia.

If you are vaccinated, you must present your COVID-19 vaccination certificate to the airline or vessel staff when checking-in for your travel and may also be requested to present it to border officials upon arrival in Australia.

Travellers vaccinated in other countries should present certificates in formats that meet the following criteria:

  • Issued by a national or state/provincial-level authority or an accredited vaccination provider
  • Written in English or accompanied by a certified translation
  • Containing a minimum of:
    • name as it appears in the traveller's passport
    • either date of birth or passport number, or national identity number
    • the vaccine brand name, and
    • the date of each dose of the date on which a full course of immunisation was completed.

Paper and digital certificates are equally acceptable

International travellers leaving Australia must provide proof of vaccination status if requested by a Government Official when exiting.

For other travel requirements when comings to Australia, see COVID-19 and the border.