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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FAQs

Who can and can't fly?

Travel within WA

WA’s regions are open for travel within Western Australia. Discover where to #wanderoutyonder in WA here.

Travel within Australia

WA currently has a 'hard borders' policy where non-essential interstate travel is not permitted. Some exemptions apply for essential workers and travel on compassionate grounds. Read the WA Government’s travel advice here.

Travel to Australia

Australia's borders are currently closed. 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.

Currently there is a cap on international arrivals to Perth Airport. Western Australia will receive a maximum of 525 international passengers per week, or about 75 a day. We recommend contacting your airline for further information.

Travel from Australia

There is a ban on all 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.

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.

Do I need to wear a mask?

It is not a requirement for passengers to wear a mask within our terminals, however it may be a requirement of your airline or your arrival destination. 

TRAVELsafe Essentials packs are available to purchase exclusively at Amcal in T4. These include surgical masks, anti-bacterial surface wipes, hand sanitiser and tissues to help keep you safe on your travels.

Are the car parks still open?

There are some changes to the car parks available during this time. Check your parking booking and follow the signs to the correct car park.

Is the terminal transfer bus still operating?

The transfer bus service between T1/T2 and T3/T4 is currently unavailable. If you need to transfer between terminals, taxi and ride share services are available at the front of all terminals. The T1/T2 LongTerm car park bus service remains in operation, running every 10 minutes. The T3/T4 LongTerm car park bus is not in service. For further information, click here.

My travel plans have changed, can I cancel my online parking booking?

Online bookings can be cancelled or amended up to 2 hours prior to your booked entry time. To do this, visit Manage my Booking. If your parking booking has commenced and your travel plans have since changed due to COVID-19, please contact our Customer Service team for assistance.

International travellers who are required to quarantine for 14-days will not be charged additional parking fees.

Are cafes and restaurants still open?

Yes, although some of our dining and retail outlets will be temporarily closed or have reduced hours during this time. See where to dine in before you depart as some airlines are currently not offering in-flight meals. Below is an up-to-date list of open outlets for each terminal. This information is subject to change, please check back for updates closer to your flight time.

Australian Way (reduced hours)

Baggage Services by Smarte Carte (reduced hours)

Hudsons Coffee (reduced hours)

Macchinetta (open 6am - 4pm)


Following Virgin Australia’s decision to temporarily suspend interstate flights, our Terminal 1 Domestic pier will be closed to the general public until further notice.

Hudsons Coffee (temporarily closed for refurbishment)

Relay (open reduced hours Mon - Fri)

Three Bears (reduced hours)

Amcal (reduced hours)

Coffee Quarter (open reduced hours Mon - Sat)

Crate (opening 07 July, Mon - Fri, reduced hours)

Hatchery (open reduced hours Mon - Sat)

InMotion (open 4am - 7am Mon - Fri)

Long Shot (inside WHSmith) (open 4am - 4:30pm Mon - Fri)

Merchant (open reduced hours Mon - Fri)

Ripcurl (open reduced hours Mon - Fri)