My girlfriend is a Canadian citizen, visiting Melbourne, Australia on a work visa.

I am able to leave Australia, and travel back to England using my British passport, because I am a dual citizen of Australia and United Kingdom.

However, my girlfriend is Canadian, so she does not have a British passport.

This leads me to my question . . .

Can she currently travel directly from Australia to the UK without restriction?


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There are currently no restrictions on travellers from Australia entering the UK. See the list of exempt countries here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors.

You must complete a passenger locator form before you arrive in the UK from any country https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk and you should check the area(s) where you will be staying for local restrictions. Certain areas are currently classified as Very High under the newly-introduced Local Alert framework https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know

Australian Covid restrictions mean that Australian citizens and permanent residents can only leave Australia if they have an exemption. Applications for an exemption should be made at least two weeks, but not more than three months before the planned travel date. If granted an exemption, evidence of that exemption decision must be taken with you to the airport. https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/leaving-australia

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    There actually are restrictions on leaving Australia, but as a non-citizen the OP's GF is exempted. However, since the OP is a citizen, they do have to apply for permission! covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/leaving-australia Oct 15, 2020 at 13:07
  • @lambshaanxy Thank you, I will add this to my answer
    – Traveller
    Oct 15, 2020 at 14:11

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