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Last updated 4 October 2021
As of 17 May 2021, there is no longer a legal restriction or permitted reason required to travel internationally.
Covid-19 antigen tests are not accepted for those travelling to Australia from the UK. Alternatively, you can test for Covid-19 using one of our PCR test kits which must be taken within 72 hours before departing the UK. Failure to provide a negative Covid-19 test may result in travellers being refused entry to Australia.
From 4am on Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England have changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on your vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travellers can book a day 2 test with free delivery. Partially vaccinated or non-fully vaccinated travellers can book their return antigen tests and day 2 and 8 travel packages with Medicspot. Further details can be found on our Covid test page.
As of May 2021, entry to Australia is currently closed to most arrivals. To enter Australia, you must hold a valid visa. Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter Australia without an exemption. Please see the government website for further information.
A negative Covid-19 test result is required for travelling to or transiting through Australia. Unless you are travelling on a quarantine-free flight from New Zealand, evidence of a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours or less before your scheduled departure must be provided to your airline.
If you have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 90 days or have had both doses of the vaccine at least 15 days before travel, you will be exempt from showing an RT-PCR Covid-19 test on entry. If you live in England, Madeira will accept your NHS letter to demonstrate your Covid-19 vaccination status. Other travellers will need to show a medical report as evidence of their status. Please note that you cannot use a handwritten NHS Covid-19 card as proof of vaccination for travel purposes.
All travellers arriving in Australia may need to undergo enhanced health screening on arrival before going into quarantine. This can include temperature testing. You may also be asked to undergo screening or testing in quarantine. The Australian authorities provide an ‘Information for international travellers fact sheet’ to all travellers on arrival in Australia which provides information on current requirements. Further information on this can be found on the government website.
All international travellers entering Australia need to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a designated facility such as a hotel at their port of arrival. You may be required to pay for the costs of your quarantine.
Yes, Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both Australia’s airlines and the Australian government.
If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with negative test results as well as a Fit to Fly certificate within the 72 hour testing requirement window.
Travellers from the UK to Australia must take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.