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Check this page for issues which may affect your flight or booking with us.

We'll do all we can to keep you informed of developments and the choices available. See real-time flight status or the media roomOpens external site for the latest information.

Before booking and before you travel, ensure you check the latest airline and government travel requirements, which may include mandatory health declarations, vaccinations, pre-departure COVID-19 tests, use of face masks, entry permits, pre-approval and quarantine (possibly at your own expense), or you could be denied entry.

Last updated: 24 June 2022

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New Zealand: Removal of pre-departure testing

The New Zealand GovernmentOpens external site in a new window has announced the removal of COVID-19 pre-departure tests. This applies to people entering New Zealand from anywhere in the world.

Additionally, passengers transiting through New Zealand will no longer need to be vaccinated or complete the New Zealand Traveller Declaration.

You must still ensure you meet Qantas' requirements for travel.

See more information on travel to New Zealand.

USA: Updated pre-departure requirements

The Centers of Disease Control and ProtectionOpens external site in a new window (CDC) has announced the removal of pre-departure COVID-19 testing for passengers flying to the United States. 

Additionally, US Citizens, lawful permanent residents and immigrants are no longer required to complete the Passenger Attestation.

You must still ensure you meet Qantas' requirements for travel.

See more information on travel to the United States.

Australia: travel to Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is home to many unique and endemic species, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.

To ensure this unique ecosystem remains protected, if you're travelling to Lord Howe Island, you're required to complete a biosecurity pre-departure formOpens external site in a new window, and remove or declare any animal or plant matter.

For further information about Lord Howe Island, including COVID-19 requirements, visit the Lord Howe Island BoardOpens external site in a new window website.

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