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COVID-19 UPDATE: Australia remains OPEN to all foreign superyachts and crew rotations

As at: 02/06/2021

Australia has done extremely well to remain largely COVID free within the community, daily cases are being detected in overseas arrivals at increasing rates. Recent outbreaks in the community have been directly traced back to contact with overseas arrivals. The risk of COVID entering Australia is very high if strict quarantine measures are not followed by overseas arrivals.

Superyachts, crew and owners can arrive into Australia but must follow strict 14 days quarantine upon arrival. Time in transit will no longer count towards quarantine due to the risk of chain transmission between those onboard.

Crew or owners flying into Australia (other than from New Zealand) will be required to conduct 14 days hotel quarantine. Crew and owners arriving on the vessel can apply to conduct quarantine onboard and the decision for this rests with the local state health authority.

Currently there is a travel bubble in place between New Zealand and Australia, no exemptions or quarantine is required for crew or guests flying between the two countries. Vessels arriving from New Zealand can request an exemption to quarantine requirements if all occupants have been in New Zealand longer than 14 days, this exemption is available for arrivals to New South Wales and Queensland and approvals are sought through state health authorities.

Superyacht Australia remains at the service of vessel agents to assist with the processing of all COVID-19 related exemptions in order to continue foreign vessels arriving into Australia.

For further information about entering Australia, click here

Australian yacht agents are ready to process the applications to ensure the vessel and crew can enter Australia:


Australian Superyacht Services

Contact: Captain Richard Morris or Pat McLouglin


Carter Marine

Contact: Carrie Carter


Fraser Yachts

Contact: Peter Redford


Major Yacht Services

Contact: Geoff Majer


Marine Agents Australia

Contact: Chad Avenell


Superyacht Logistics Australia

Contact: Carol Harris