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COVID-19 information for travellers

Find out about travelling to and from Victoria, including both interstate and international advice.

If you're travelling this summer remember to protect yourself and others.

Wear a face mask on flights, around the airport and anywhere else you can't physically distance to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Stay up-to-date with vaccinations and stay home if you’re unwell.

Travelling to Victoria from interstate

There is no vaccination, quarantine, permit, or testing requirement to enter Victoria.

Once you have entered Victoria, if you start to feel any symptoms of COVID-19, we recommend you get a COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT).

Victorian residents who test positive for COVID-19 interstate can return home. While there are no longer any rules in Victoria if you have tested positive, we recommend you follow the advice in Checklist for COVID cases and Checklist for COVID contacts.

You should check COVID-19 information for the state or territory you’re coming from before leaving, to make sure you meet their requirements. See the following information for the individual state or territory.

Travelling interstate from Victoria

Each Australian state or territory has its own requirements that you will need to comply with:

International arrivals to Victoria

All international arrivals (including those arriving by sea) must observe Commonwealth entry requirementsExternal Link .

You can transit directly to another state or territory within Australia, following your arrival in Victoria.

We recommend you take a rapid antigen test if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival. If you test positive for COVID-19, follow the advice in Checklist for COVID cases.

Recording your international vaccination information

If you have one or two doses of an approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccineExternal Link while overseas, you can choose to have it recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)External Link .

You can ask a recognised vaccination provider to add your vaccination record on AIR if:

  • your vaccine is approved for use or recognised in Australia
  • you received it on or after 1 October 2020
  • your vaccination record is in English or accompanied by a certified translation.

It can take up to 10 days for your vaccination to be uploaded to the AIR. Once it is updated, visit How to get your COVID-19 digital certificateExternal Link for information on how to show proof of your vaccination in Australia.

For more information, visit Services AustraliaExternal Link .

International departures from Victoria

If you choose to travel overseas, it is your responsibility to obtain information from your airline about the screening requirements for COVID-19 in your destination country.

If you require a pre-departure COVID-19 test, arrange it through your GP, travel doctor, or the service provider recommended by your airline.

More information

Reviewed 12 December 2022

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Coronavirus Hotline

Call the Coronavirus Hotline if you need help to report a rapid antigen test (RAT) or if you have any questions about COVID-19.

The Victorian Coronavirus Hotline diverts to the National Coronavirus Helpline every night between 4pm and 9am.

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

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