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: 19 July 2021

Flight information

We’ll be operating the following flights:

  • QF109, departing Darwin at 8.25pm on 29 July, arriving London Heathrow at 5.05am on 30 July 2021.
  • QF109, departing Darwin at 8.25pm on 31 July, arriving London Heathrow at 5.05am on 1 August 2021.
  • QF109, departing Darwin at 8.25pm on 8 August, arriving London Heathrow at 5.05am on 9 August 2021.
  • QF109, departing Darwin at 8.25pm on 16 August, arriving London Heathrow at 5.05am on 17 August 2021.
  • QF109, departing Darwin at 8.25pm on 18 August, arriving London Heathrow at 5.05am on 19 August 2021.
  • QF109, departing Darwin at 8.25pm on 26 August, arriving London Heathrow at 5.05am on 27 August 2021.

What's different about these flights?

These flights are being operated for repatriation purposes and 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.
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer benefits (Status Credits, Qantas Points and the option to upgrade with points) will not apply. 
  • Seat selection is unavailable.

Bookings

  • 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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Before you travel

Government travel requirements

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.

The United Kingdom is taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Everyone entering England from overseas (including UK nationals and residents) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to England.

Fill in your Passenger Locator Form 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, amber, and green countriesOpens external site in a new window, as the list can change regularly.

Red list passengers:

  1. Book a managed quarantine packageOpens external site in a new window.
  2. Complete a Passenger Locator FormOpens external site in a new window.

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.

Amber list passengers:

  1. Book tests for day 2 and 8Opens external site in a new window
  2. Complete a Passenger Locator FormOpens external site in a new window
  3. Make plans to self-quarantine in private accommodation for 10 full days after arrival (or full duration of stay if less than 10 days) 

Green list passengers:

  1. Book a test for day 2Opens external site in a new window.
  2. Complete a Passenger Locator FormOpens external site in a new window.

These measures apply to all persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in England 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:

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.

COVID-19 test

Before you're accepted for travel to, or via the UK, you're required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test. 

  1. Your COVID-19 PCR test must be completed within 3 days of departure.
  2. You must have a negative result.
  3. You must carry a copy of your test results, either a paper copy or a digital copy (text message/email), as you may be asked to provide proof of your negative test result on departure and on arrival in the United Kingdom.
  4. Refer to the UK Government's Testing for People travelling to EnglandOpens external site in a new window website for detailed information on your COVID-19 PCR test requirements.

Health checks

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.

Baggage allowance

Business and Premium Economy:

  • Carry-on baggage must not exceed 2 pieces, weighing a maximum of 14kgs combined per passenger (one piece cannot weigh more than 10kgs).
  • Checked baggage allowance is 40kgs per passenger, where the total dimensions for each piece must not exceed 158cm (62in). You can calculate the dimensions by adding together the width, height and depth of the piece of baggage.

Economy:

  • Carry-on baggage must not exceed 1 piece, weighing a maximum of 7kgs per passenger.
  • Checked baggage allowance is 30kgs per passenger, where the total dimensions for each piece must not exceed 158cm (62in). You can calculate the dimensions by adding together the width, height and depth of the piece of baggage.

Additional baggage:

If you need an additional checked baggage allowance, you can purchase it online before travel. Note: additional baggage can't be purchased at the airport before departure. 

Find out more information on checked and carry-on baggage allowances.