Covid Test for Australia

When travelling from the UK to Australia, it’s essential to have the proper certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and doctor fit to fly certificates, allowing you to travel to Australia confidently.

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As of 17 May 2021, there is no longer a legal restriction or permitted reason required to travel internationally. A traffic light system for international travel has been introduced. Please see the government website for more information.

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.

Australia is on the green list for entering England. If you’re planning to return to the UK from Australia, you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-listed service provider like Medicspot. Details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test can be found here.

Australia Travel Advice

Can I travel to Australia?

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. 

Which Coronavirus test do I need to travel to Australia?

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.

How do I show proof that I’ve had a Covid-19 vaccine?

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.

What type of screening will I need upon my arrival to Australia?

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

What are the quarantine rules upon entering Australia?

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. 

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to Australia?

If you are travelling to Australia, a Covid-19 test costs £149. This covers the PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Australia?

Yes, Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both Australia’s airlines and the Australian government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test to meet Australia’s travel requirements?

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.

How long before my flight to Australia should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to Australia must take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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