Last updated: 1 January 2023
Travel plans affected by border closures or new travel requirements
Some governments have implemented measures, including health and safety protocols, in response to COVID-19 that may impact your travel.
If your plans are affected by border restrictions or a change to government travel requirements:
- If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We'll contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible with the options available including a Flight Credit, an alternative flight to your booked destination (if possible) or a refund.
- If you are no longer able to or wish to travel, you can choose to cancel your flight yourself, and a cancellation fee may be charged in accordance with your fare rules. You can also request a Flight Credit or change your flight (a fare difference may apply). For more information, see Options for changing your travel plans.
Flights cancelled by Qantas
Australian domestic flights
If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We'll rebook you on the next available flight to your booked destination (if possible), at no additional cost to you. Alternatively, you can choose a Flight Credit or a refund. You won’t be charged any change or cancellation fees. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.
If you have an existing booking for an international flight that is impacted by a change to our international restart plans, we'll be in contact to provide you with a number of options, including a refund for any flights cancelled by us. Don't take any action and wait to hear from us with the options available to you.
You don't need to do anything, and you won't be charged any cancellation fees. You can choose to cancel your flight yourself. However, if you do, you may be charged a cancellation fee in accordance with your fare rules.
Options for changing your travel plans
Request a Flight Credit and rebook when you're ready
If you need to change your travel plans and you're not sure when you'd like to travel, you may wish to cancel your flights and request a Flight Credit to use when you're ready to rebook.
If you're affected by COVID-19
You should defer your travel plans if you have tested positive or you’re showing symptoms of COVID-19 in the week leading up to your flight. If you need to defer your plans, contact your local Qantas office before departure to discuss your options.