Ambassador McKinnon’s video message for 17 February.
If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident and you are travelling or living in Thailand, you may wish to register with the Australian Embassy. If you have already registered with the Embassy via email since March 2020, do not complete an online registration. For those who have not already registered with the Embassy, please do so here: https://covid19.dfat.gov.au/citizeninformation/s/
If you’re due to arrive back in Australia soon, you may have to contribute to the cost of quarantine. Individual states and territories have started to introduce their own quarantine arrangements and costs. Some have an exemption period, where if you purchased your ticket before a certain date you will not be charged for quarantine.
Most states are offering payment plans, fee reductions and/or fee waivers for those experiencing financial hardship.
Visit your state or territory website for more info on quarantine costs and arrangements:
Check out our website for general COVID-19 information for Australian travellers at https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/COVID-19.
Flights to Australia
The Embassy continues to look for possible commercial flight options for travel to Australia. Details of any confirmed travel options will be provided on our page.
From 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. For further information including how to apply for an exemption, please go to https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/
To request urgent processing of a visitor visa application: https://thailand.embassy.gov.au/bkok/Visa_FAQ.html
Quarantine on arrival in Australia
Everyone arriving in Australia must undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel), at their port/city of arrival, regardless of final destination.
Please review https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-information-by-state-and-territory for information on state or territory measures on interstate travel or quarantine.
Travel to Thailand
- Australian Government’s Travel advice for Thailand
- Australian Government’s COVID-19 Travel Advice
- Permission to enter Thailand - Royal Thai Embassy Canberra
If you have consular enquiries, please see the Embassy website (https://thailand.embassy.gov.au/). If you need urgent assistance, please call the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305