Australia COVID Travel Restrictions and Additional Costs

Questions about Australia’s COVID travel restrictions? We’re here for you! As specialists in travel to Australia, we are keeping up to date on all restrictions and providing our clients with the information they need to make their trip to Australia a reality.

Great news! Australia is making it easier to visit!

We will update this as often as possible, but please understand these are fluid and may change. Costs associated with travel requirements to Australia are not included in your itinerary unless specifically listed. We will update this information with approximate costs as we become aware of them.

Last Updated: 12/7/2022

 

Going to Australia

Travelers are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requirements of the airline you are traveling with and any countries you transit through.

Here’s what you need to visit Australia:

Stay up to date on Australia Travel Requirements, click here. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), click here.

 

Applying for your Visa

Tips for filling out your Australia ETA (Visa) application:

  • ETA are instantly approved unless any application errors or eligibility issue.
    *Most common eligibility issues seen involve criminal convictions.
    Please see our tips for USA passport holders with criminal history (https://www.aboutaustralia.com/travel-tips/travel-visa-australia/)
    *Avoid the following common errors that will hold up your application.
    – Name Mis-spelling – Double check your work!
    – Entering dates in the USA format instead of DAY – MONTH- YEAR
    – Mixing up the SURNAME and FIRST NAME Fields
  • ETAs can ONLY be processed through the official Australian ETA App on your smart phone.
    *Do not search for Australian ETA on your computer.
    *Using the WRONG app – 3rd Party Apps can NOT Process ETAs, they may be able to get Visa’s but it is not the quick ETA Visa. This will slow down your processing time.
    *Click here for Australia ETA App on Google Play Store
    *Click here for Australia ETA App on Apple App Store
    *Look for this icon:
  • If you are unable to complete the ETA application can apply for a standard Tourist Visa – subclass 600 – via a web form. Processing time is currently about 3 weeks.
  • Questions? Call the Global Service Center BEFORE submitting your application to ensure quick processing times.
    *Phone Number +61 2 6196 0196

 

To Return to the USA

Stay up to date on USA travel restrictions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html

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