Travellers from China no longer required to undertake COVID-19 testing before travel to Australia
Australia’s pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements for passengers arriving from the People’s Republic of China, including Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, will cease applying to flights that land in Australia at 12.01am on 11 March 2023.
Click here for the full announcement from The Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care.
Updated Travel Advice - 14 March 2023
You're no longer required to undertake pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements if you arrive in Australia from China. To enter China, you need a nucleic acid test prior to departure. As previously advised, authorities have detained foreigners on the grounds of 'endangering national security'. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention.
Exercise a high degree of caution in China overall due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Other levels apply in some areas.
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For Australians requiring urgent consular assistance, or those enquiring about or seeking assistance as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak:
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Consulate-General Opening Hours
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