Special flights from Australia to the United Kingdom
As the national carrier, we're proud to operate selected flights to bring more people home during this unprecedented time.
If you’re an Australian citizen or a permanent resident you cannot leave Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions unless you have an exemption. Visit the Australian Department of Home AffairsOpens external site in a new window website for more information.
Before you book and before travel, ensure you check the latest government travel requirements, which may include mandatory health declarations, use of face masks, entry permits, pre-approval and quarantine (possibly at your own expense), or you could be denied entry.
Last updated: 11 October 2021
We’ll be operating the following flights:
- QF109, departing Darwin on 9 October, arriving London Heathrow on 10 October 2021.
- QF109, departing Darwin on 19 October, arriving London Heathrow on 20 October 2021.
- QF109, departing Darwin on 27 October, arriving London Heathrow on 28 October 2021.
Services on these flights will be significantly reduced, including the following:
- Limited onboard food and bottles of water. Should you wish to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks for your flight, you’re welcome to do so. Note: as galley storage space is restricted, items you bring will need to be stored in your carry-on baggage. Drinks you choose to bring will also need to comply with any powders, liquids, aerosols and gels screening requirements where applicable.
- Seats are available until sold out.
- It may not be possible to provide seat separation for all passengers, and you may be seated next to other passengers.
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Government travel requirements
- Ensure you check the latest government travel restrictions and information on quarantine before booking.
- If you are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident you cannot leave Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions unless you have an exemption. Visit the Australian Department of Home AffairsOpens external site in a new window website for more information.
- Ensure you check current Australian travel alertsOpens external site in a new window for the latest information when you’re leaving Australia.
- Travel requirements to the UK, European Union and other European nations changed from 1 January 2021. To prepare for your travel to the UK, visit the official UK government siteOpens external site in a new window.
Essential information to enter England from overseas
Failure to comply with the following measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Visit gov.uk/uk-border-controlOpens external site in a new window for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the United Kingdom. This information is subject to change and we recommend you check the UK GovernmentOpens external site in a new window website regularly for any updates.
Fill in your Passenger Locator FormOpens external site in a new window up to 48 hours before arrival. You must declare all countries you have visited or transited through in the 10 days prior to your arrival on your passenger locator form.
Before departure check the list of red countriesOpens external site in a new window, as the list can change regularly.
Red list passengers (including passengers who are fully vaccinated)
Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK.
You can only enter if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK. You must enter through a designated port and quarantine in a government approved hotelOpens external site in a new window for 10 days.
Unvaccinated passengers or passengers vaccinated with unauthorised vaccines
Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK
Make plans to self-quarantine in private accommodation for 10 full days after arrival (or full duration of stay if less than 10 days)
Fully vaccinated passengers
Have evidence of your vaccination status with you during travel
These measures apply to all persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in the UK from outside the common travel area comprising the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. The British Overseas Territories are not in the common travel area. Public health requirements may vary depending upon in which nation of the UK you are staying.
- EnglandOpens external site in a new window
- Northern IrelandOpens external site in a new window
- ScotlandOpens external site in a new window
- WalesOpens external site in a new window
Failure to comply with these measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. There are a limited set of exemptions from these measures. Check the list of exemptions carefully. You may be fined if you fraudulently claim an exemption.
Other requirements may apply; visit gov.uk/uk-border-controlOpens external site in a new window for detailed public health advice and requirements.
Before being accepted for travel, you’ll be required to:
- complete the pre-travel health screen form online for each person travelling including children, and
- have your temperature taken at the airport.
Pre-existing medical conditions
If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you'll be required to complete a travel clearance form. Go to our Medical Clearance page to review the information, download the form for completion and return to us as soon as possible.
Wearing face masks
- On boarding the aircraft, you’ll be provided with a face mask and a disposal bag for used masks. Face masks must be worn for the duration of the flight. You’ll also be required to change your mask every two hours throughout the flight, and replacement masks will be provided.
- You may also be required to wear a face mask in the terminals before departure and on arrival.
- Check the latest Government requirements for information on wearing face masks at your destination.