Australian Embassy
Germany and Liechtenstein

Travelling to Australia: Frequently Asked Questions

Travelling to Australia 

Updated November 2022

Latest Update

From 9 September 2022, masks are no longer required on flights travelling to Australia.​

From July 6 2022, the way you ​travel to and from Australia has changed. All travellers should be aware that:

  • People entering Australia do not need to provide evidence of vaccination status
  • People entering Australia do not need to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration
  • People leaving Australia will not be asked to provide evidence of their vaccination status
  • Unvaccinated visa holders do not​ need a travel exemption to travel to Australia.

It is important to remember that airlines, vessel operators and other countries may have specific requirements that travellers need to comply with.​

Entering and leaving Australia

The Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Border Force provide advice for people seeking to enter or leave Australia.

For more information see:

People who require a visa should ensure their visa is granted before travelling to Australia. To check Australia’s visa requirements, see: Explore visa options

The Australian Border Force provides further advice for people entering or leaving Australia by sea​.

Australian citizens planning to travel overseas are encouraged to check current travel advice by visiting Smartraveller​.

The Department of Health provides health advice on international travel and COVID-19​.

State and t​erritory information

Each state and territory in Australia has its own requirements that you will need to comply with. If you are planning to travel to Australia, you should check the requirements of the state or territory you are travelling to. Requirements could include COVID-19 testing after you arrive in Australia or vaccination requirements to visit certain venues or work in certain occupations.

For more information see State and territory information.

Keeping updated

For up-to-date advice on entering Australia, please visit the website of the Department of Home Affairs: and International travel (

We recommend Australian travellers review advice on Smartraveller. For advice specific to Germany, see the Smartraveller Germany page. We recommend you also follow us on Facebook, join our ‘Australians in Germany’ Consular Facebook group and follow us on Twitter where we will post regular updates.