Last updated 26 January 2022
This page has advice for Australians in Vietnam who are travelling to Australia.
For urgent consular assistance please call:
- +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas; 24 hours a day 7 days a week)
For non-urgent consular assistance please email us:
- Returning to Australia
- Entry into Australia
- Information for Australians in Vietnam
- Quick links
- Vietnam Airlines have resumed commercial flights between Vietnam and Australia including:
- Ho Chi Minh City - Sydney
- Ho Chi Minh City - Melbourne
- Hanoi - Sydney
- For their latest flight schedules visit: International Flight Schedule (vietnamairlines.com)
- Singapore Airlines are flying daily from both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore with connections to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
- For their latest flight schedules visit: Entry into Australia (singaporeair.com)
- Singapore Airlines are also operating DFAT Facilitated Flights from Singapore to Darwin on 3 and 24 February 2022.
- You do not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to board these Facilitated Flights
- Read more:
- Scoot is flying from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore with connections to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Gold Coast.
- Jetstar is flying from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore with onward connections to Melbourne and Darwin.
- For their latest flight schedules visit: Travel Alerts | Jetstar
FAQs (Vaccination Certificates and Requirements)
You can travel to Australia if you’re
- an Australian citizen
- an Australian permanent resident or
- in an exempt category
Temporary visa holders need to apply for an exemption to enter the country.
The Department of Home Affairs looks after entry to Australia.
State and territory governments manage quarantine for overseas arrivals. You need to comply with the quarantine requirements of the state or territory you’re arriving in, and any other state or territories you plan to travel on to. Contact the relevant state or territory authority for more information about quarantine arrangements.
It’s your responsibility to ensure you meet entry and quarantine requirements.
Modified quarantine measures may apply if you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, depending on the state or territory you arrive in.
If you’re planning to travel on domestically to another state or territory after arrival, check their entry and quarantine requirements. You may not be able to enter or may be required to quarantine, regardless of your vaccination status.
Read more : Re-entry and quarantine | Smartraveller
You must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test when checking in for your flight to Australia. The test must meet certain requirements. Some exemptions to pre-departure testing apply.
Some airlines require a negative test 48 hours before your scheduled departure time.
You can find a list of COVID-19 testing locations in Vietnam here: COVID-19 Vietnam Testing Locations (embassy.gov.au)
- Re-entry and quarantine | Smartraveller
- Inbound international travel | Australian Government Department of Health
- Before you travel to Australia, you should complete the Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before your departure.
- The Australia Travel Declaration collects your contact details in Australia, flight details, vaccination information, quarantine requirements and your health status.
- You must complete the Australia Travel Declaration if you’re planning to use a foreign vaccination certificate.
If you’ve been unable to return to Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions and are experiencing financial distress, you may be eligible for interest-free loans to cover living costs while you wait for a flight to Australia and/or to help cover the costs of the flight.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra is administering the loans program. These emergency loans are only available as a last-resort. Applicants will have to meet strict eligibility criteria and must be intending to return to Australia as soon as a flight is available.
If you're an Australian citizen or permanent resident returning from overseas, you may be eligible for government payments and other support. Usually a person must be in Australia when they claim. However, your claim may be accepted while you’re overseas if you’ll be eligible when you return to Australia.
We understand it can be very overwhelming and confusing as each state/territory has their own restrictions in managing COVID-19. If you are unable to find the information online or need further advice we would recommend contacting the Australian National Coronavirus Hotline – +61 2 4018 3422.
- Urgent consular assistance
- Smartraveller | Vietnam Travel Advice
- Smartraveller | COVID-19
- Smartraveller | COVID-19: Overseas financial assistance
- Home Affairs | Travel restrictions and exemptions entering Australia
- Home Affairs | Applying for an exemption to enter Australia if you are not in an exempt category
- COVID-19 Vietnam Testing Locations (embassy.gov.au)