Coronavirus and FAQs at (MEL) airport

Coronavirus Answers and Frequently Asked Questions for Passengers at Melbourne airport (MEL)

IMPORTANT: The information provided below is only a quick guide, but it may be subject to change due to permanent changes in the health situation. Therefore, always corroborate the information with the official entities and the airline with which you intend to travel to and also check if at the time of your trip, the country you are coming from is not within the list of High Risk Countries.

Covid-19: Regulations for travel to Australia

  1. Only people with Australian citizenship, permanent residents and their first degree relatives, as well as people with an  authorized exception , can enter Australia.
  2. All other people, including temporary residents, international students and tourists, cannot enter Australia until further notice.
  3. Australians, permanent residents and their first degree relatives who enter Australia and have two doses of the Australian government approved vaccines may be subject to reduced quarantine periods, depending on the state they enter.
  4. Each state is responsible for establishing quarantine requirements. For specific requirements, visit the Department of Health page for the state where your flight arrives: departments
  5. The Australian government recognized vaccines for international travelers are: AstraZeneca Vaxzevria (two doses), Pfizer / Biontech Comirnaty (two doses), Moderna Spikevax (two doses), Janssen-Cilag COVID Vaccine (one dose), AstraZeneca COVISHIELD (two doses), Sinovac Coronavac (two doses).
  6. Vaccinated persons entering Australia must present a certificate of vaccination, issued by a state, national authority or accredited vaccine provider, in English or with a certified English translation, including at least the name of the traveler (as it appears in the passport), date of birth or passport number of the traveler, brand of the vaccine and either the date of each dose or the date on which the traveler completed the vaccination chart.
  7. All persons entering Australia (including persons in transit and holders of diplomatic passports), must present a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to travel and may be subject to COVID-19 testing and medical review.
  8. Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia over the age of 12 who have received two doses of one of the approved vaccines will be able to leave the country without the need for a travel exception.
  9. Australians and permanent residents who are not vaccinated will continue to be subject to travel restrictions to leave (travel exception requirement) and to enter the country (mandatory two-week quarantine).
  • If you are planning a trip to or from Australia, we suggest you check with your airline about the status of your reservations.
  • Travel restrictions to Australia are frequently reviewed and depend on several factors, including the percentage of the Australian population vaccinated. If you wish to travel to Australia, we recommend that you check the latest travel restrictions here:

Histopath (Tel +61 298 788 173) operates a test centre for COVID-19 before the security checkpoint of Terminal 1, from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm. Passengers must show the details of their flight to be accepted, and only international passengers are admitted. It is recommended to arrive at least 4 or 5 hours before check-in time and register beforehand at the following LINK.

Available tests:
- RT-PCR Express: $79.00, results in 90 minutes.
- RT-PCR: $79.00, results the same day.
- Rapid antigen test: $59.00; results in 30 minutes.
- RT-PCR Express + antibodies test: $120.00; results in 90 minutes.


Latest updates: March 07, 2022


World situation. General considerations
Due to the advancement of vaccination worldwide, documentation and testing restrictions have been eliminated in many countries. In fact, in some countries, by presenting the complete vaccination certificate against Coronavirus, RT-PCR or antigen test results are no longer required, nor is a health affidavit form.

However, we insist once again, that in the situation of constant changes, it is always important to consult and finalize details with the airline and, if necessary, with the airport as well as, in the case of international flights, with the embassy or consulate near the final destination, and also with the countries involved for connecting flights, if any.
In this sense, it is useful to review the International Map of the current restrictions of each country.

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