Australian Embassy

Travelling to Australia: Frequently Asked Questions

Travelling to Australia 

Updated September 2022

From 6 July 2022, unvaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents can leave and enter Australia without an individual travel exemption. Travellers entering or leaving Australia do not require a negative pre-departure test and cruise vessels can enter Australian territory.

All incoming travellers will need to comply with the testing and quarantine requirements of the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territory to which they plan to travel.  

It is important to remember that other countries, and private airlines, vessel operators and tour companies, may have their own requirements for travellers.

Unvaccinated visa holders will no longer need a travel exemption to enter Australia.


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.