The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
Entry and Exit Requirements
- Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No
- Is a negative COVID-19 test required for entry? No
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
When preparing to travel, you can check what you need to do when entering or leaving Australia. Airlines, vessel operators and other countries may have specific requirements that travelers need to comply with.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes, in limited circumstances
States and territories are responsible for determining and managing quarantine requirements and any interstate restrictions. Be prepared for measures in all Australian states and territories to change at any time. Check the quarantine requirements for each state or territory. State and local authorities may levy fines on individuals not following quarantine and self-isolation guidelines, as well as not following physical distancing, mask requirements, self-isolation, or other health orders.
COVID-19 tests are carried out by health authorities in each state and territory and are free for individuals who get tested at a public health facility, mobile testing center, or doctor that offers bulk billing under Australian Medicare (fees may apply if your doctor doesn’t offer bulk billing). Test results are generally available within 1 -3 calendar days, and are delivered by SMS text message or phone call.
- Department of Home Affairs COVID-19 resources
- Department of Health COVID-19 resources
- Smartraveller resources
- Other links:
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page
- U.S. State Department Office of Overseas Citizen Services: (888) 407-4747 or +1 (202) 501-4444.