- All foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Australia
- From 01 July 2020 until further notice, all international flight arrivals into Melbourne airport have been suspended. Cathay Pacific flights from Hong Kong to Melbourne will not operate during this period. Flights from Melbourne to Hong Kong will continue to operate as scheduled.
- Cathay Pacific flights to Sydney are operating, however are subject to ongoing capacity restrictions. Flight availability is subject to change
Entry restriction exemptions
- Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family including legal guardians, spouse, de facto partner, provisional partner via holders and dependent children of a passenger eligible for entry to Australia
- Diplomats accredited to Australia that currently reside in Australia and their immediate family
- Nationals of New Zealand who ordinarily reside in Australia (444 visa)
- New Zealand citizens who do not reside in Australia are permitted to transit through Australia if their final destination is New Zealand
- Citizens of the followings countries are permitted to transit through Australia to return home:
- Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati Marshall Islands, Micronesia
- Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guine
- Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
- Foreign nationals transiting an Australian airport with a confirmed onward flight (provided they do not leave the airport during transit)
- All passengers (including Australian citizens and residents) arriving in Australia will be subject to a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days.
- Beginning 18 July, the NSW Government will begin to charge international travellers for their hotel quarantine accommodation. Passengers who purchased their flights before 11:59pm 12 July 2020 AEST will be excluded from quarantine fees. Please visit the NSW government website for more information. For Cathay Pacific flights, as evidence of your official date of purchase, please refer to the section "Issuing Airline and Date" found within the original confirmation email and electronic ticket receipt.
- New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (including their immediate family) or a citizen of a South Pacific Island travelling home through (ie – transiting) Australia, is not subject to these mandatory quarantine requirements