Quarantine-free travel - Australia

Quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand is available.

Find out if you're eligible

Find out if you're eligible for quarantine-free travel on the Unite Against COVID-19 website and talk to your airline.

Quarantine-free travel from Australia(external link) – Unite against COVID-19

Note: New pre-departure requirements are in place for some travellers from Australia:

Find out more about the new requirements to pre-departure testing

If you're travelling to Australia on a quarantine-free flight after leaving managed isolation in New Zealand, you will not be eligible to arrive in Australia the same day you leave managed isolation in New Zealand. This is due to the criteria set by Australian authorities. We advise making your travel arrangements for the day after you leave managed isolation.

It is your responsibility to check the eligibility criteria for entering Australia. You will also need to check that the state or territory you want to land in, or travel onwards to, is accepting quarantine-free flights from New Zealand.

The requirements for entering Australia could change at short notice.

New Zealand safe travel zone(external link) — Australian Government

COVID-19 advice for international travellers(external link) — Australian Government

Check the restrictions of Australian states or territories(external link) — Unite against COVID-19

Note: normal immigration rules will continue to apply.

When quarantine-free travel is paused or suspended

When quarantine-free travel is paused or suspended, there may be no flights arriving into New Zealand from the affected state or territory. This means you will need to stay in place at your current location, and follow the instructions from Australian authorities and the New Zealand government.

If you are required to enter managed isolation in New Zealand following a pause or suspension, you may be required to pay charges for your stay.

Charges for managed isolation

Refer to the latest information for Victoria and New South Wales

Victoria - quarantine-free travel(external link) — Unite against COVID-19

Return green flights planned from Melbourne - check if you're eligible to book one from 9 June(external link) — Unite against COVID-19

New South Wales – quarantine-free travel(external link) – Unite against COVID-19

Entering MIQ while travelling in New Zealand

If you have travelled to New Zealand on a green flight, and during your time in New Zealand you are required to go into managed isolation and quarantine because you are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case or have tested positive, you will be considered a domestic community case and will not be required to pay for your stay in managed isolation and quarantine.

Existing MIQ bookings

MIQ vouchers are being cancelled for people who are now eligible for quarantine-free travel. MIQ vouchers will not be reissued.

More information

Unite Against COVID-19(external link)

Immigration New Zealand(external link)

Last updated: 10 June 2021