Special flights from Australia to Canada
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 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: 24 August 2021
We’ll be operating the following flight:
- QF75, departing Sydney at 9.35pm on 20 September, arriving Vancouver at 6.25pm on 20 September 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.
- Qantas Frequent Flyer benefits (including Status Credits, Qantas Points, additional baggage allowances and the option to upgrade with points) will not apply.
- 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 measures by the Government of Canada related to COVID-19
Visit the Canadian Government's websiteOpens external site in a new window for more information on travel requirements, including entry eligibilityOpens external site in a new window (which may include renewing your passport or applying for a visa or eTA), COVID-19 testing, wearing of face masks and quarantining on arrival, plus information if you're travelling onward from Vancouver.
- All travellers 5 years of age and older flying to Canada from another country are required to provide proof of a pre-departure COVID-19 molecular test to enter Canada, unless exempt. You must have a negative test result within 72 hours of your scheduled flight departure, or a positive test result between 14 and 180 days of your scheduled flight departure. If your rest result is inconclusive, you won’t be able to travel.
- Within 72 hours of departure, you’ll need to submit your details, which includes your travel and contact information and health-related questions, to the Canadian Government through the ArriveCAN websiteOpens external site in a new window or the app. If you haven’t submitted this information before departure, or if you knowingly provide any false or misleading information you may be subject to a monetary penalty, up to C$5,000.
- On arrival in Canada, you're required to undergo a COVID-19 test, unless you're exempt. You can create an account with an in-Canada Arrival test provider in advance. For travel to Vancouver, you can pre-register for this test with LifeLabsOpens external site in a new window.
- After your COVID-19 test, you’re required to go immediately to your place of quarantine and quarantine for 14 days, as well as complete a day-8 arrival COVID-19 test. At any point, if you receive a positive test result from your arrival tests, you must immediately isolate for a period of 10 days.
- If you’re fully vaccinated, you may qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemptionOpens external site in a new window from quarantining on arrival. Ensure you have a copy of your vaccination record (either digital or paper) handy to show on arrival into Canada. You’ll still need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result before departure.
- If you’re travelling onwards from Vancouver, ensure you check and comply with any local public health 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.