COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FAQs
Who can and can't fly?
Travel within WA
Travel within Australia
Travel to AustraliaFrom 19 April 2021, a New Zealand safe travel zone will be established.
- complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration prior to travel
- on arrival at Perth Airport, complete a health screening
- scan your G2G PASS to exit the airport.
All other normal entry requirements, for example immigration and biosecurity, apply.
Green and red zone processing areas have been created at Perth Airports in Australia to ensure the separation of passengers arriving on ‘quarantine-free’ flights, from other passengers who are required to enter 14 days mandatory quarantine.
If you travel on a quarantine-free flight, you will be guided through the green zone to complete all border clearance processes in the airport of arrival in Australia.
For travellers not arriving from New Zealand, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. You will be required to self-isolate for 14 days in a city hotel when you arrive in WA. Transport arrangements from the airport will be made on your behalf by the State Government. Read the WA Government’s travel advice here. Read the WA Government’s travel advice here.
Travel from AustraliaFrom 19 April 2021, travellers who have been in either Australia or New Zealand for 14 days or more can travel quarantine-free to New Zealand from Perth. This includes people who have spent all 14 days in Australia, or people who have travelled from New Zealand to Australia and are returning within 14 days.
To travel quarantine-free you must meet the New Zealand Government’s health pre-conditions and all other normal entry requirements, like customs, immigration and biosecurity, apply. For more information visit https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/quarantine-free-travel/quarantine-free-travel-with-australia/travel-from-australia-to-new-zealand-quarantine-free-travel/.
There is a ban on most overseas travel, with few exceptions. To find out more, go to Smartraveller’s coronavirus (COVID-19) information. If you need to get home on compassionate grounds, our airline partners are here to help.
Do I need to wear a mask?
It is mandatory to wear a mask at Perth Airport. This includes in the car park, terminal buses, forecourts and terminals.
- You need to bring your own mask to the airport.
- On departure, please put on your mask when you exit your vehicle and throughout your journey, unless required for security screening or an applicable exemption.
- On arrival into Perth, please keep your mask on after you disembark the aircraft until you have returned to your vehicle, or if you are required to quarantine, until you return to your quarantine accommodation. Don’t forget to let your driver know if you are required to quarantine as they will need to wear a mask as well.
- You can still enjoy a coffee, drink or bite to eat provided you are seated and put your mask back on as soon as you’ve finished.
- Children under the age of 12 are exempt.
For more information, visit the WA Government website:
- FAQs: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/face-masks-frequently-asked-questions
- Directions (includes exceptions): https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/airport-transportation-face-mask-directions
- Department of Health face mask information: https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus/Face-masks
For more supplies, the following outlets have masks available:
TRAVELsafe Essentials packs are available to purchase exclusively at Amcal (available at T1D, T2 pop-up, T4, as well as in vending machines throughout the terminals). The packs include surgical masks, anti-bacterial surface wipes, hand sanitiser and tissues to help keep you safe on your travels.
Amcal – T1D, T2, T4
Relay – T2 , T3
WHSmith – T1D, T2, T4
Vending machines – throughout terminals
What measures is Perth Airport taking?We’ve introduced new measures to keep you safe when you travel through our terminals. Find out what to expect when you next travel through Perth Airport here. We have worked with the Chamber of Minerals and Energy, resources sector companies and our airline partners to manage social distancing during peak times for FIFO travellers.
Our Gold Coats volunteer program has been temporarily suspended. We have also closed the observation deck at T1 International. The outdoor viewing platform on Dunreath Drive is now open again. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
What is the latest health advice?To help slow the spread of COVID-19, practise physical distancing, wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid touching your face. Stay home if you are unwell and follow the advice from the Department of Health.
If you suspect you may have coronavirus symptoms or may have had close contact with a person who has coronavirus, you should contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
Where can I check the status of my flight?We encourage you to contact your airline for the latest information on flight schedules. Contact details for airlines operating out of Perth Airport can be found here.