Australia Travel Alerts &
We encourage all travellers visiting Australia to seek the most up-to-date information for their planned itinerary prior to departure, and remain informed about changing conditions while in Australia.
Department of Health
We are monitoring the respiratory illness outbreak caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). We update this alert every day with the latest medical advice and official reports.
Coronavirus, flying and what we're doing to protect you.
Travel is an important part of life, helping us stay connected with friends, family and colleagues. At the same time, we know there's community concern about Coronavirus and public spaces. The wellbeing of our customers and staff is always our highest priority, so we want to explain why you can still fly with confidence.
Qantas has its own team of dedicated medical professionals who have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak. All the decisions we make are guided by their advice and the advice of authorities including the World Health Organisation and Australia's Chief Medical Officer.
We know that because of high cleaning standards and hospital-grade air filtration systems, the risk of catching a virus on an aircraft is low. Inflight transmissions have not been a feature of this outbreak.
As the US Centres for Disease Control says, "the cabin air environment is not conducive to the spread of most infectious diseases".
For more detail on Coronavirus and why you can fly with confidence, we've interviewed Dr Russell Brown from the Qantas Medical team. Watch here to learn about why it is still safe to fly, and how we keep our aircraft clean.
Every part of the Qantas team across our Australian and international network is committed to your wellbeing when you fly. We thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to welcoming you on board soon.
Group Chief Customer Officer