Border Requirements

Guidelines to follow when travelling to/within Australia and New Zealand

When travelling to/within Australia and New Zealand, following the border requirements and quarantine directions is of utmost importance. These rules vary by state, province and city when travelling domestically, and by country when returning from international travel. 

All travellers will need to follow the Government's border requirements and quarantine directions. 

A quarantine period or border closure may apply depending on the state or country you have visited or returned home to and border entry forms and further conditions can be required for entry. 

Check out the latest state border conditions for Australia and New Zealand below. It is your responsibility to ensure you have checked the relevant Government advice in the links provided.

Requirements for arriving and departing in both Australia and New Zealand: 

  • You have been in NZ or Australia (or a country that has been designated as a quarantine-free-place) for 14 days 

  • During the 14-day period before travel, you have not had a positive COVID-19 test (or if you have, you must have written advice from a health practitioner that you’re no longer infectious) 

  • You’re not awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test during the 14-day period 

  • Standard immigration and visa requirements apply 

  • Understand your travel insurance plan should borders close whilst in situ  

  • Masks are required to be worn on flights 

  • Don’t forget your passport and check it hasn’t expired 

Entry into Australia: 

State specific entry requirements: 

Each Australian state has their own entry requirements, which need to be considered when entering from NZ and when travelling between states in Australia. Depending on the state and where travellers have come from, quarantine may be required to enter. 

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  • New Zealand
    • You must complete an NZ Travel Declaration   

    • Complete a health questionnaire at check-in 

    • If you are not coming from a Quarantine-free zone you are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming your place in a managed isolation facility, which you will need to stay at for at least 14 days 

    • Entry requirements may change if there is community transmission in Australia. NZ has implemented a traffic light system of Continue, Pause and Suspend. Info and updates can be found here   

    • Download and use the NZ COVID Tracer App 

    • More details can be found here 

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Australia State Border Map

To help you make an informed decision about the safety and wellbeing of your travellers during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic we have included a link to this map. It is your responsibility to ensure your travellers comply with any government travel restrictions. We accept no liability for the information being incorrect or out of date.

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