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Sydney Travel Requirements (Updated as of June 22, 2022)

Latest Travel Regulations to Enter Sydney, Australia

Sydney Travel Requirements

2022 Sydney Travel Requirements and Tourism Protocols for Tourists

According to the Bloomberg COVID Resilience Ranking, Australia is one of the safest travel destinations in the world.

Visitors should note that mask-wearing is still mandatory in New South Wales for people over the age of 12 years. These settings include on public transport and at public transport waiting areas, including in taxis and rideshare services, at a public hospital or private health facility, at a residential care facility or hostel, at a cruise terminal, and on an aircraft during commercial flights in and out of Sydney. It is not mandatory to wear a mask inside the Sydney Airport terminal.

Sydney Travel Requirements
Sydney Travel Requirements

List of Travelers Allowed to Enter

  1. All Visa holders who are Fully Vaccinated in accordance with Australia’s international border entry requirements will be able to arrive in Australia without needing an approved travel exemption
    1. Subject to the requirements of the relevant state or territory of arrival, all Fully Vaccinated Visa holders can travel to Australia without being included in international passenger caps
  2. Temporary Visa holders who:
    • Below the age of 12 years and 3 months at the time of departure for international travel to Australia (whether vaccinated or not); or
    • Below the age of 18 years at the time of departure for international travel to Australia, when the child is traveling with at least one (1) adult who meets the definition of fully vaccinated; or
    • Cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons
      • Vaccination is contraindicated (with acceptable evidence and subject to state and territory requirements)
    • Temporary Visa holders who arrive in Australia may have their Visa canceled and be detained and removed if:
      • The traveler is not fully vaccinated for international travel purposes in accordance with Australia’s border entry requirements; or
      • The traveler does not have a medical contraindication to a COVID-19 vaccine as defined by the Australian Government; or
      • The traveler is not in an exempt category or holds an individual travel exemption.
  3. The following Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated travelers may also enter Australia:
    • Australian Citizens
    • Australian Permanent Residents
    • New Zealand Citizens who are usually resident in Australia
    • Immediate family members of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen are usually residents in Australia
    • Travelers below the age of 12 years and 3 months
    • Travelers between the age of 12 and 17 years while traveling with a Fully Vaccinated parent/caregiver
    • Individuals with a medical certificate/or sufficient evidence of a medical condition preventing them from being vaccinated
  4. Other passengers who are in an exempt category or who hold an individual travel exemption

List of Sydney Travel Requirements

  1. COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
    • If vaccinated in Australia, Australian Government-issued International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC)
    • If vaccinated overseas, Foreign-Issued Vaccination Certificate
    • Passengers who are unable to get vaccinated for medical reasons shall be required to present the following:
      • Medical Certificate stating the following:
        1. Traveler’s Name (this must match the travel identification documents)
        2. Date of Medical Consultation
        3. Details of the Medical Practitioner
        4. Details that clearly outline that the traveler has a medical condition which means they cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccination (vaccination is contraindicated)
  2. Negative RT-PCR Test Result released within seventy-two (72) hours prior to travel
  3. Registration to the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) (via com/en/~/media/files/coronavirus/travelrulesandrestrictions/departingfromthephilippines/dpd%20qr%20code%20-%20airlines.pdf?la=en)
    • This requirement is MANDATORY and must be filled out at least seven (7) days prior to the actual date of departure
  4. PH Bureau of Immigration Declaration Form (via com/en/~/media/files/coronavirus/travelrulesandrestrictions/departingfromthephilippines/travel%20declaration.pdf?la=en)
  5. Travel and Health Insurance (if required)

Travel Requirements to Sydney (source: Cebu Pacific)

As per Government regulations, guests bound for Sydney are required to present printed copies of the following travel documents upon check-in:

1. Proof of Vaccination

  • Vaccinated in Australia: International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) from myGov portal.
  • Australian citizens and permanent residents who are vaccinated overseas may access their ICVC if the vaccine is approved by TGA.
  • Australian citizens and permanent residents who cannot be vaccinated and have an exemption or medical contraindication will be treated as vaccinated for their travel purposes.
  • Children under 12 years and 3 months of age will be treated as though they were fully vaccinated for the purposes of travel arrangements. Their age will be demonstrated by their passport
  • Children under the age of 18 years are automatically exempt from travel restrictions, regardless of their vaccination status, when traveling with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian.
  • International Travelers to Australia: COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate should be issued by a national/state or provincial level authority or an accredited vaccination provider, and written in English or accompanied by a certified translation. It should contain the following information:
    • Name as it appears on the Passport
    • Date of Birth / Passport Number / National ID Number
    • Vaccine Brand Name
    • Date of each dose/date of full immunization

2. Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) – This can only be submitted within 72 hours before departure. Evidence of a completed DPD:

  • The official email received upon completion
  • Summary screen from the DPD submission

Click here for more information about traveling to Australia.

All guests exiting the Philippines are required to print and fill out the Bureau of Immigration form before your flight. Click here to download the form and have it ready upon check-in.

These are the Sydney requirements as of the date indicated. Requirements may change from time to time without prior notice. Please continue checking with the Australian government for the latest updates.

Note per Philippine Airlines Advisory

  1. Effective April 18, 2022, all travelers will no longer need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 Test Result prior to boarding a flight to Australia
  2. Travelers below the age of 12 years will be treated as though they were fully vaccinated for the purposes of travel arrangements
  3. Travelers between the age of 12 and 17 years are automatically exempt from travel restrictions regardless of their vaccination status when traveling with an accompanying adult

Note per the Official Website of the New South Wales Government:

  1. Effective June 21, 2022, it is no longer mandatory for international travelers to follow certain rules, including taking a COVID-19 Test upon arrival in New South Wales.
  2. Effective June 17, 2022 travelers are no longer required to wear face masks in airports in New South Wales.
  3. Travelers above the age of 12 must wear a mask while on an aircraft flying above New South Wales, in cruise terminals, on public transport, and in high-risk settings.


Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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