Travelling from New Zealand to Australia
Important Notice: If you are travelling to Australia, remember to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration before you go. From 18 April 2022 pre-departure testing will no longer be required.
To travel from New Zealand to Australia (including those transiting through New Zealand to Australia), travellers must first meet Australia’s entry requirements, before considering the relevant State and Territory requirements.
From 21 February 2022, all visa holders who are fully vaccinated in accordance with Australia’s international border entry requirements will be able to arrive in Australia without needing an approved travel exemption.
Subject to the requirements of the relevant state or territory of arrival, all ‘fully vaccinated’ visa holders can travel to Australia without being included in international passenger caps.
These provisions also apply to temporary visa holders who:
are under the age of 12 years and 3 months at the time of departure for international travel to Australia (whether vaccinated or not), or
are under the age of 18 years at the time of departure for international travel to Australia, when the child is travelling with at least one adult who meets the definition of fully vaccinated, or
cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons --- that is, vaccination is contraindicated (with acceptable evidence and subject to state and territory requirements).
From 21 February 2022, Australia considers people to be fully vaccinated for international travel purposes if they have completed a primary course, including mixed doses, of Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognised vaccines. All inbound travellers must declare their vaccination status to enter Australia and provide appropriate proof.
A checklist for travellers preparing to travel to Australia from overseas can be found here: Preparing to travel to Australia from overseas | COVID-19 and the border (homeaffairs.gov.au). This checklist includes Commonwealth requirements to:
Have proof of vaccination or a medical certificate stating you are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition.
If you are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition, please carefully consider the information available on the Department of Health website. It includes information on conditions not considered to be a contraindication for COVID-19 vaccination and not accepted for the purpose of a medical exemption to vaccination for travel to Australia. Evidence of your medical condition and inability to be vaccinated must be provided to your airline as well as Commonwealth border officials (via the Digital Passenger Declaration); please also refer to your airline’s website for their requirements relating to medically exempt travel.
Complete a Digital Passenger Declaration at least 72 hours before your flight.