Travel to the United States
Travelling has changed, and you may need to do a little more planning and preparation before take-off. Ensure you check and comply with all airline and government travel requirements before arriving at the airport.
Last updated: 12 May 2023
Effective 12 May 2023, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or pre-departure COVID-19 test is no longer required.
Before booking and before departure, ensure you check the latest United StatesOpens external site and AustralianOpens external site government conditions for travel, including any applicable Australian State Government restrictions and requirements, which may include mandatory travel and health declarations, vaccinations, use of face masks, and immigration and entry requirements (which may include renewing your passport, or applying for a visa), or you could be denied entry. This information is subject to change and we recommend you check these websites frequently for any updates.
Some countries have restrictions around transiting. If you're transiting via another country or onto another international flight, ensure you check the requirements of your transiting and destination country to ensure their Government allows you to transit.
If your itinerary includes travel with another airline, or Qantas codeshare flights which are operated by another airline on their aircraft, you'll need to contact them directly to understand and meet their requirements.
Visit the Centers for Disease ControlOpens external site in a new window (CDC) website for more information on travel requirements. If you're travelling to the United States of America you will need to complete the United States Passenger Contact Tracing form within 72 hours before departure.
Before departure you'll need to:
- Apply for your Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) if eligible for the visa waiver program. Other immigration or border control requirements may apply.
- Passengers travelling to the United States on a Qantas operated flight must complete the United States Passenger Contact Tracing form within 72 hours before departure.
Consider purchasing travel insurance. Qantas Travel Insurance policies (which are available to Australian and New Zealand residents) can provide cover for some COVID-19 related events. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Consider the PDS and TMD (AU) or Policy Document (NZ) available on our website. Issuer: Pacific International Insurance.
Keep up to date with the latest requirements
It’s important to continue to check the relevant government websites for the latest travel requirements, as these may change closer to your departure date and more information may become available.
- Australian GovernmentOpens external site
- United States GovernmentOpens external site in a new window
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