Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice on managing the health risks from COVID-19 on international flights


Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for the airline industry (including flight crew)

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Publication date: 
24 August 2020
Last updated: 
20 January 2021
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

This information sheet includes:

  • what is Australia doing?
  • how can we reduce the risks to passengers and crew?
  • steps to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 while on board

  • should we conduct pre-flight screening?
  • what should I do if a passenger or crew member becomes ill while on a flight?
  • for layovers at any international destination
  • what are aircraft required to report?
  • who is exempt from the mandatory 14 day quarantine requirements?
  • other information
  • where can I get more information?