International travel has changed, but we've got you covered. To help you plan and prepare the documents you'll need, we've created this handy checklist. Keep this nearby whenever you travel, as you'll need to complete these steps for every flight, including return flights.

Step 1 – Check government sites for the latest information

As we recover from COVID-19, there may be extra steps you need to complete to enter your destination. Travel requirements vary between destinations and can change at short notice.

  • VaccinationYour destination may require proof of vaccination to permit entry.
  • Health declarations If required, declarations will need to be completed before you arrive for your flight.
  • InsuranceSome insurers now offer COVID-19 cover. Insurance may be required to enter your destination.
  • VisasBe sure to check if visas are required. Note that some destinations that had visa-free travel now require visas.
  • COVID-19 testingTests may be required at a specified time frame before you depart and possibly when you arrive. Learn more about testing
  • Contact tracing appsIf tracing apps are required, you’ll need to set these up before you arrive for your flight.

Check government sites before you fly to ensure you're eligible for travel. You can view exit and entry requirements for your destination on our International travel page. If you have a connecting flight, be sure to check transit and destination requirements.

Check your passport

Due to high demand, new and renewed Australian passports are currently taking at least 6 weeks to process, longer for children’s passports. For more information, see the Australian Passport Office. Remember, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from your departure date to be used for travel.

Step 2 – Get your international vaccine certificate

If your destination requires proof of vaccination, you’ll need to bring your vaccination certificate to check in for your flight. If you have a connecting flight, be sure to check requirements for transit destinations and connecting airlines as additional vaccination requirements may apply. You will need to follow the strictest requirements.

Vaccinated in Australia

If you were vaccinated in Australia, you’ll need your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) as proof of vaccination. This certificate is specific to international travel and is different to the one you may be using on your state government service app. To get your ICVC you need your passport, then go to Medicare online via MyGov, or through the Medicare app.

Not eligible for Medicare? You’ll need to call the Immunisation Register to get your vaccination certificate.

Vaccinated overseas

If you were vaccinated overseas, make sure your certificate meets requirements for international travel.

Step 3 – Go to the airport

Check when you need to arrive for your flight. Remember, face masks may be required at some airport terminals and on board, depending on government requirements. To learn more about mask requirements and how we’re keeping you safe at the airport and on board, see Fly Well.

Checking in

Online check-in is currently unavailable for international flights, so you'll need to check in at the airport. Due to the additional documentation required for travel, please arrive at the airport early and allow extra time for check-in.

What to bring

Please bring any relevant travel documents with you to the airport, such as proof of vaccination, visas and insurance, where required.

Thank you for respecting each other and our team, and helping us create a safe and positive environment for everyone.