You are automatically exempt from the travel restrictions and can enter Australia (without obtaining an individual exemption) if you are:
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Travelers planning to travel across Australian state borders should note that some Australian states also have domestic travel restrictions, border restrictions, and quarantine requirements in place. In the case of onward travel within Australia, travelers are advised to check in advance with their travel/accommodation provider.
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.
Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Australia.
Unless arriving on a quarantine-free flight from New Zealand, all travelers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel in their port of arrival., at their own expense. For more information on quarantine rules in the Australian states, check the following websites: New South Wales, The Northern Territory, Queensland Western Australia
Travellers returning from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Visitors returning from Australia are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.
Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Most foreign visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Australia. Please check the official guidelines from Australia for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Australia.
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Australia.
Mask usage in Australia is required in public spaces and public transportation.
Restaurants in Australia are open with restrictions. Bars in Australia are open with restrictions.
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