Australian High Commission
Malta
with Non-Resident Accreditation to Tunisia

Australia: COVID-19 Stay informed

Measures for returning to Australia

Entry requirements into Australia are changing regularly. For the most up to date information on travelling to Australia, please visit Australia.gov.au, which includes the latest requirements and documentation for international travel to and from Australia.

For additional information about entry into Australia, refer to the Australian Border Force website and Department of Home Affairs. 

Passengers on international flights must wear a face mask while in the airport environment and during the flight. Masks should be changed regularly. Masks are not required for children under 12 years of age and those with other recognised exemptions.

Frequently asked questions on these new measures can be found here: FAQs for International Passengers.

Within Australia, border restrictions change based on medical advice. If you are planning to travel, check the current domestic border restrictions and rules for your destination. You can get more information by visiting the Health Direct Restriction Checker and your relevant state and territory websites:

 ACT  NSW  VIC  SA 

 TAS   NT   WA  QLD  

For Maltese and Tunisian citizens living in Australia with Visa, Immigration and Customs enquiries, please call the Department of Home Affairs' Global Service Centre on +61 2 6196 0196 and visit their website https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/.

Vaccines

Making safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available to all Australians is a key priority of the Australian, State and Territory governments. At this stage, there is no plan for vaccinations to be provided by the Australian government to citizens overseas, due to the challenges of logistics and limited supply. 

For Australians in Malta and Tunisia, please follow the advice of local health authorities on access to vaccines locally.

Read news and information about the development, approval process and plans for COVID-19 vaccines: Department of Health

Services Australia

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident returning from overseas, you may be eligible for government payments and other support. Find out more.

Financial Assistance

Financial support for vulnerable Australian citizens trying to return home is available.

If you’re eligible, you can apply for an interest-free loan to help with the cost of a return flight where one can be arranged, or to assist with emergency living costs until a flight home to Australia becomes available.

Only those in genuine need will be provided loans.  They are only available as a last resort and you will have to meet strict eligibility criteria.  All loans must be repaid.

For more information, eligibility criteria and to apply, see Smartraveller COVID-19: Overseas Financial Assistance.