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Vaccinated international travellers


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Enterin​g and​​​ transiting Australia by air

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Entering Australia by air​

Follow the steps below to enter Australia by air.


​Transiting Australia

Transit of 72 hours or less​

If you are transiting through Australia you must secure an onwards ticket on a flight that departs Australia no more than 72 hours after your initial entry. If a suitable connecting flight is not available, transit through Australia will not be possible.

Visa requirements

To transit through ​Australia you must hold a valid visa or be from an eligible country to Transit without a visa (TWOV).

If you don’t hold a valid visa or are not eligible to TWOV you must apply for a visa to enter Australia. The Australian Transit visa (subclass 711) permits eligible persons to transit through Australia for up to 72 hours. You can use our visa finder to explore visa options to see what visa may be suitable for you.​​

Digital Passenger Declaration

You can start your Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD)​ up to seven days before your flight, but you must submit it before you depart for Australia.

The DPD requests critical health information. Providing this information is an enforceable requirement. It will help ensure you don’t experience unnecessary delays at the airport, or when you arrive in Australia. For more information see Digital Passenger Declaration.

State and territory requirements

You must follow the transit requirements for the state or territory that you arrive in. You may need to stay in hotel accommodation and you may be asked to pay for your stay, while you are waiting for your onwards flight. For more information see State and territory arrival requirements.

More than 72 hours

If you will spend more than 72 hours in Australia before your connecting flight, you are not considered to be transiting through Australia.

You must meet all other entry requirements for Australia, including COVID-19 vaccination and pre-departure testing requirements, visa, immigration, customs and biosecurity clearance and mandatory health declarations. For more information see Crossing the border

You also need to meet relevant ​state and territory arrival requirements.​