As COVID-19 situation continues to impact our community, Canberra Airport is working closely with state and federal governments to help prevent the spread. Our first priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, travellers, retailers and suppliers.
We’re currently working hard to create the safest possible travel environment for all passengers, and are closely monitoring all regular information in relation to COVID-19 from the Australian Department of Health and World Health Organisation, and will act accordingly.
Latest advice for International travellers and travel restrictions
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Australian Government has implemented travel restrictions.
The Australian Government has announced that Australian citizens will be restricted from travelling overseas from 25 March 2020 at 1200hrs AEDST.
This travel restriction does not apply to:
- Persons ordinarily resident in a country other than Australia;
- Airline and maritime crew and associated safety workers;
- Persons engaged in the day to day conduct of outbound and inbound freight;
- Persons whose travel is associated with essential work at offshore facilities; and
- Persons travelling on official government business, including members of the Australian Defence Force.
Please note that all current travel restrictions for entry to Australia remain in place.
- All passengers arriving from overseas are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
- Passengers who need to transfer to a domestic flight, can complete this transit prior to beginning their precautionary 14 day self-isolation period.
- For more details, please review the information published by the Australian Government Department of Health:
Singapore Airlines has temporarily cancelled all international flights in and outbound from Canberra Airport from 20 March 2020 – June 30, 2020.
Qatar Airways has temporarily cancelled all international flights in and outbound from Canberra Airport from 1 April 2020 – 31 May 2020.
Significant changes to flight schedules have also impacted Qantas, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways.
To make changes or get specific information about flight bookings, contact your airline or your travel agent directly:
Singapore Airlines – https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/sg/media-centre/newsalert-listing
The advice from the Department of Health remains that the best measures to prevent the spread of infection is regular hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and avoiding touching your face. Further information can be found here.
For the latest advice, information and resources, go to www.health.gov.au
Call the National Coronavirus Help Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450
For the latest health advice, please visit the ACT Department of Health website
At the Airport
We’re currently working hard to create a safe environment for our guests, and are closely monitoring all regular information in relation to COVID-19 from the Australian Department of Health and World Health Organisation, and will act accordingly.
Please be advised updated trading hours for all airport retail outlets and Visit Canberra Information booth:
- Cityhill coffee – Closed temporarily until Friday April 17
- news@CBR – trading 5:00am – 7:30pm MON-SUN
- Bakers Cut –Closed temporarily until further notice
- Noodles XO – Closed temporarily until further notice
- LOTTE Duty Free – Closed temporarily until end of April 20
- Visit Canberra information booth will not be staffed from 1pm, March 20 until further notice. Please call the Regatta Point Information Center for information – 1300 554 114
Taxi’s, ride share, rental car providers and public buses remain business as usual during this time. To book your transport; visit our transport page for details.
What you can do to reduce the spread of COVID-19
We would encourage all passengers follow the hygiene recommendations from the Department of Health which include:
- Practice self-isolation if you are sick and phone your doctor for medical advice
- Washing your hands often with soap and water. For recommended hand washing tips from the Department of Health.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your arm, when sneezing or coughing.
- Following all protocols and advice issued by the Australian Government.
- Passengers travelling overseas are reminded that any liquids carried onto the plane (including hand sanitiser) need to be in containers sized 100ml or smaller