International flights

All Qantas international flights are currently suspended, due to government restrictions.

We’ll continue to work closely with the Australian Federal Government around the reopening of borders to support COVID-safe international travel.

As the national carrier, we're proud to operate additional services to bring more people home during this time.

Last updated: 19 September 2021

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We're preparing for a gradual restart of international flights from mid-December 2021, with plans linked to the vaccination rollout in Australia and key international markets.

On current projections, Australia is expected to reach National Cabinet's 80% vaccination threshold in December 2021, which would trigger the gradual reopening of international borders.

While COVID-19 has shown that circumstances can change unexpectedly, the long lead times to restart our international operation mean we need to prepare well in advance.

If assumptions change or dates move, our restart plans will be adjusted accordingly and we'll keep you updated.

  • From mid-December 2021, flights would start from Australia to COVID-safe destinations which are highly likely to be classed as low risk countries for vaccinated travellers to visit and return with reduced quarantine requirements, pending decisions by the Australian Government and entry policies of other countries. This is likely to include Singapore, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada and Fiji.
  • Flights between Australia and New Zealand are on sale for travel from mid-December 2021,  assuming some or all borders between the two countries will reopen.
  • The rest of the Qantas international network is planned to open up from April 2022.

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Travel restrictions

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

Inflight and airport services

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Additional services

As the national carrier, we're proud to operate additional services to bring more people home during this time.

As additional services are announced, we'll update this page with information.

COVID vaccination for international travel

When international flights resume, governments and airlines may introduce requirements for passengers to have proof of a COVID vaccination. For more information, read the Qantas Group position on COVID-19 vaccines for international travelOpens external site in a new window.

We'll also provide further information on travel requirements as it becomes available.

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Disclaimer: * Subject to Government and Regulatory approval.