Covid-19 Portal: Information for Travellers
We recommend you:
- Subscribe to updates from Smartraveller regarding travel advice for Denmark, Norway and Iceland (you will be sent updates by email and critical updates by text message).
- Follow us on Facebook where we post regular updates.
- Email [email protected] if you want to stay in touch via our Vegemite list newsletter.
Register with us
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents in Denmark, Norway, and Iceland, who wish to return to Australia and have been unable to do so, to register their contact details.
- Please complete the registration process separately for each member of your family.
- Please ensure you include any medical or other vulnerabilities affecting you or your family members in your registration.
- Your registration does not guarantee we can facilitate your return to Australia. We will provide updates on developments via social media and our website.
- Make sure you update your contact details regularly if your circumstances change.
There are restrictions on the number of passengers airlines can carry, depending on the number of places available at each quarantine facility. These arrangements are agreed at National Cabinet and administered by State and Territory authorities. Airlines who operate scheduled commercial flights to Australia are required to ensure allocation of the seats accordingly. Regular updates and announcements are posted on DFAT's COVID-19 | Smartraveller page and at Australia.gov.au.
Travelling back to Australia
Travel to Australia is currently only available if you are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia OR if you are exempt or you have been granted an individual exemption.
For more information about different exempt categories and individual exemptions please visit the Department of Home Affairs.
There are two types of flight services operating from Denmark/Norway/Iceland to Australia, at the moment:
- Scheduled commercial flights
- There are restrictions on the number of passengers airlines can carry.
- Please check with your airline before booking and again before travel to ensure the government of the transit county is allowing passengers to transit.
- It is important to note that these services are commercial flights - they operate on a regular airline schedule and we have no specific guarantee of their reliability.
- You should always be careful in making your travel bookings, carefully understanding the terms and conditions of travel and what you are entitled to in the event of a disruption.
- Facilitated commercial flights
- The Government prioritises vulnerable Australians for places on these flights and draws information from the Registration Portal.
- Many of these services are operated by Qantas and depart from specific cities in Europe (currently Frankfurt, London and Istanbul) and arrive in specific cities in Australia (currently Darwin).
Before the airport
Before you fly, you should pay careful attention to several key details associated with your return to Australia.
- Complete the Australian Travel Declaration. More information here.
- Provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken 72 hours or less prior to departure. More information here.
- Check local requirements at your transit destination and follow the advice of local authorities.
- Masks must be worn on all international flights, including at airports.
- Check requirements for bringing cats and dogs to Australia here.
- For more information check Smartraveller website.
When you arrive in Australia, you must currently quarantine for 14 days at designated facilities in your port of arrival.
Vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding your flight DOES NOT change this quarantine requirement. You may have to contribute to the cost of quarantine.
The quarantine requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments with Australian Government support.
- COVID-19 advice for international travellers
- COVID-19: Re-entry and quarantine measures
- Getting ready for quarantine part 1
- Getting ready for quarantine part 2
If you’ve been unable to return to Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions and are experiencing financial distress, you may be eligible to access financial support from the government.
For more information check Smartraveller website.
COVID-19 information for Denmark, Norway, and Iceland
- Denmark's official COVID-19 portal.
- The Danish Department of Health - Q&A in English.
- Call the Danish Health Authority Hotline on +45 722 274 59 or the non-medical hotline on +45 70 200 233.
- Information provided by the Police in Greenland and Visit Greenland.
- To stay updated on the situation in Greenland go here.
- To enter Greenland, you must register your details and you will not be allowed onboard the flight to Greenland unless you have the receipt email application.
- To stay updated on the situation in the Faroe Islands, go here.
- Updates provided by Norwegian local authorities.
- The Norwegian Directorate for Immigration (UDI) provides information for visa holders and temporary visitors.
- For health advice, stay informed through the Norwegian Directorate of Health and Helsenorge.
- Iceland has provided the following English website as a central point for most information (including important restrictions and quarantine arrangements, and advice for travellers) which you should monitor here.
Interstate travel and quarantine restrictions in Australia
Page updated 19 October 2021