It is a requirement of the Australian government that all passengers arriving in Australia must complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD). Any clients who do not complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) will face unnecessary delays and possible penalties when arriving in Australia. The Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) has replaced the Australia Travel Declaration. You can start your DPD seven days before your flight and submit it within 72 hours before your departure for Australia. This is because you must provide your health information and declaration (vaccination status and COVID-19 test result) within 72 hours before your flight.
When filling out the DPD, you will need to:
- provide your contact details, including a contact phone number in Australia
- make a legally binding declaration in relation to your vaccination status
- make a declaration about your travel history in the last 14 days
- make a declaration that you are aware of the quarantine and testing requirements that apply when coming to Australia and in the state or territory you are landing and the penalties for non-compliance.
If you cannot use the mobile app, you can submit your DPD using the DPD online form.
For more information please refer to the Australian Home Affairs website.