Latest update: 25 May 2020
From 21:00 AEDT 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.
From 23:59 AEDT on 28 March 2020, all travellers arriving in Australia will be required to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel), in their port of arrival.
Travel restrictions are subject to change. Some exemptions are in place.
Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website for the latest updates.
At the airport
To ensure social distancing rules are met, only staff and those with a valid flight ticket are currently allowed into the International terminal.
NSW Police Force is urging the families and friends of travellers returning to Sydney not to come to the International airport to greet travellers.
The travellers will be processed discreetly before being taken to their nominated hotels. There are no areas in the airport in which family and friends will be able to see the returned travellers or make contact with them.
Friends and family are still permitted to pick up arriving passengers from the T2 and T3 Domestic terminals, on the condition they adhere to the current social distancing rules.
Retail stores and cafes
With the decrease in flights due to COVID-19, many retail stores and and cafes have temporarily closed.