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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FAQs

The health and wellbeing of our staff and travellers is always our highest priority.

Perth Airport has worked closely with the Federal and State Governments to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and implement relevant travel restrictions.

Is Perth Airport open?

Yes, Perth Airport is still operational however many services have been significantly reduced.

WA's regions are open for travel within Western Australia. Discover where to #wanderoutyonder in WA here. And if you need to get home on compassionate grounds, our airline partners are here to help.

Due to the decline in passenger services, some areas within our Terminals have temporarily closed and/or had their opening hours modified.

Who can and can't fly?

The WA Government introduced a 'hard borders' policy where non-essential travellers from interstate are no longer permitted to enter WA.  Some exemptions such as essential services workers (freight, health etc) are exempt from this restriction. See here for further information: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-travel-advice

The Australian Government has also implemented a level four travel advice for Australia which is DO NOT TRAVEL. Currently, only Australian citizens and permanent residents are permitted to travel to Australia. Travellers of other nationalities are permitted to fly out of Australia.

Australia's borders are currently closed. Only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.

Travellers arriving into WA (internationally) are required to isolate for 14 days in a city hotel when they arrive in WA. Transport arrangements from the airport are made on their behalf by the State Government.For more information visit: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-travellers

The Australian Government regulates the security requirements at Australian airports, including at Perth Airport. Biosecurity screening is carried out by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. For more information, visit: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/travelling/to-australia/advice-to-travellers/human-health/coronavirus#travellers

What measures is Perth Airport taking?

We’ve increased our cleaning regime across our terminals, transfer buses and offices, particularly for known touchpoints. We've placed public health messaging throughout our terminals, increased sanitising for security screening trays and introduced hand sanitiser at all security screening points.

To promote social distancing, we've increased signage, placed floor markings in key areas, placed signage on seating, and introduced regular PA announcements across our terminals. We've also worked with the Chamber of Minerals and Energy, resources sector companies and our airline partners to better manage the flow of FIFO passengers at peak times.

We've also suspended the Gold Coats volunteer program as a temporary, precautionary measure.

Our outlets have undertaken COVID-safe training. Retail stores in our international terminals have closed in accordance with the Federal Government restrictions. Our observation deck at T1 International and the outdoor viewing platform on Dunreath Drive remain closed. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding

These plans will remain under constant review based on the latest advice from the WA Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

What is the latest health advice?

The advice from the Department of Health remains that the best personal protection measures to prevent the spread of infection is to continue practising social distancing where possible, wash your hands  regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid touching your face.

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, practise social distancing, follow the limits for public gatherings and understand how to self-isolate if you need to.

Further information can be found here: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

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: https://www.perthairport.com.au/flights/airlines

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: https://www.perthairport.com.au/contact-us

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.

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

Relay (open 4am - 8am Mon - Fri )

Amcal (reduced hours)

Coffee Quarter (open 4am - 2pm Mon - Fri)

Hatchery (open 4am - 2pm Mon - Fri)

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

Long Shot (inside WHSmith) (open 4am - 2:30pm Mon - Fri)

Merchant (reduced hours)

Ripcurl (reduced hours)

Sunglass Hut (reduced hours)