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Commercial aviation options to Australia

Important Update (10 July 2020)

Caps on international passengers flows

Australia will be reducing international flight arrivals to manage coronavirus risk. All travellers arriving in Australia must undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel), in their port of arrival.
In order to manage and maintain quarantine arrangements across the jurisdictions of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia, National Cabinet agreed to implement further caps on international arrivals, and an extension of current international passenger flight restrictions into Victoria.

From Monday 13 July, the following will apply:

  • Perth - a cap of 525 international arrivals per week will apply.
  • Brisbane - an overall cap of 500 international arrivals per week will apply.
  • Sydney - a cap of 450 international arrivals per day will continue, as announced on 4 July with a view to further reductions in subsequent weeks.
  • Flexibility remains within these caps to as much as possible minimise disruptions to returning Australian citizens and permanent residents.

These arrangements will be subject to a review by the National Cabinet before the end of July.

Restrictions on outbound travel by Australian citizens and permanent residents remain in place, in accordance with the health advice to the Government.

National Cabinet has also announced a nationwide review of hotel quarantine, and States will begin to move towards a charging system for hotel quarantine. Further details will be provided by states and territories in the coming days, with National Cabinet agreeing to work toward a uniform model across the country.


Recently, commercial aviation options have expanded and at least four international carriers operate services from the United Kingdom to Australia. We understand that these carriers include: 

  • ANA
  • Emirates Airline
  • Etihad Airways
  • Qatar Airways

In addition, Hong Kong Government and Singapore Government advice has indicated that both transit hubs will once again allow passengers to transit through their respective airports subject to certain conditions. 

It is important to note that these services are commercial flights -- they operate on a regular airline schedule and we have no specific guarantee of their reliability. You should always be careful in making your travel bookings, carefully understanding the terms and conditions of travel and what you are entitled to in the event of disruption. 

How to book

Given the return of commercial aviation options from the United Kingdom to Australia, you can book with the airline of your choice directly or through a travel agent.

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Coming to Australia

Australia has travel restrictions in place. Read them before arranging travel.