Updated 7 August 2020
On Sunday 2 August, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced
a State of Disaster across Victoria for a six-week period.
Greater Melbourne also entered Stage 4 restrictions, to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Now there is a nightly curfew in place running from 8pm until 5am, with people only allowed to travel for work and caregiving during the restricted hours.
Melbourne Airport operates 24/7 and there are still flights arriving and departing during the curfew. To find out if your flight is still going ahead please contact the airline you are travelling with.
Everyone must wear a mask when they leave home, unless an exception applies. This is enforceable across regional Victoria from 11:59pm on Sunday 2 August.
National Cabinet has extended restrictions on international arrivals into Melbourne Airport. The airport will remain closed to arriving international passenger flights until at least 24 October, including for transit purposes.
Some outbound international flights are still operating, as well as international freight movements. Impacted passengers should contact their airline for the best advice. Further information regarding the restrictions can be found here.
A travel ban is in place preventing Australians to go overseas, administered by the Department of Home Affairs. You can’t leave Australia unless you seek an exemption from Home Affairs
Anyone arriving back into Australia must undertake 14 days' quarantine at designated facilities in your port of arrival. This may include mandatory testing for COVID-19.
Currently, there is a diversion on all international arrivals into Melbourne Airport. Any international flights that were scheduled to land in Victoria will be diverted to other Australian cities. If you have a flight booked please contact your airline for more details.
Victoria’s borders are open so you can leave and enter Victoria. However, some Australian states and territories have closed their borders or require visitors to quarantine on arrival or seek an entry permit. Before travelling to another state or territory you should check the rules that your destination has in place
If you are feeling unwell please do not come to the airport and if you suspect you may have the novel coronavirus, please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398
We have provided a list of FAQs in relation to COVID-19 for your convenience: