Australia Travel Declarations | What to do before travelling
The Government has introduced a new process to better manage contact tracing and quarantine plans. All international travellers should complete an Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before departing for Australia.
- Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents
- People who are automatically exempt from the travel restrictions
- People who have been granted a travel exemption
The declarations collect each traveller’s:
- Contact details in Australia
- Flight details
- Quarantine requirements
- Health status
Here’s what businesses and individual travellers should know.
Making an Australia Travel Declaration
1. Create an account and submit a declaration. The Government has authorised SITA to collect these declarations on their behalf.
2. Receive a confirmation email and present it before boarding and on arrival into Australia.
Travellers should note:
- Each declaration is valid for one flight and for one traveller only – if traveling with family or in a group, each traveller should make individual declarations.
- Transits through Australia will require an Australia Travel Declaration.
- Care should be taken as the declaration cannot be updated once submitted.
- There is no cost associated with the declaration.
- If you do not complete the declaration, you may not be able to board your flight or you may experience delays on arrival.
- Travellers must identify if they have visited any COVID-19 outbreak locations in New Zealand – check the New Zealand Ministry of Health website for locations of concern.
Interstaff | Migration to Australia in the COVID-19 Era
We hope these updates are helpful. You may also be interested in our other Australian immigration articles:
Part 1: Federal Budget Insights: The Future of Australia’s Migration Program
Part 2: Critical Work and Compassionate Travel | Migration in the COVID-19 Era
Part 3: Sponsoring Highly Skilled Migrants | The Global Talent Program
Other Insights | COVID-19 Vaccination and International Travel
If you have any queries about your visa circumstances or options, we encourage you to get in touch with Interstaff’s Registered Migration Agents.