Travellers to Australia are required to take and return a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to departure. This can be tricky for travellers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19, and continue to return positive COVID PCRs, even some weeks after the initial infection.
The Australian government have recently outlined a path to exemption for travellers, which allows recently infected individuals to travel with a letter from a Doctor confirming they meet certain standards. These standards are outlined below:
A person who is carrying a certificate, provided by a medical practitioner within 30 days before the day the relevant international flight was scheduled to commence, that includes the following:
the day the certificate is provided
a statement to the effect that the person has had the coronavirus known as COVID‑19 but is now recovered and is not considered to be infectious
the day when there was first a positive result of a PCR test for the coronavirus known as COVID‑19 for the person
A statement to the effect that, on the day the certificate is provided:
it has been at least 14 days since there was a first positive result of a PCR test and
if the person had symptoms of the coronavirus known as COVID‑19—the person has not had a fever, or respiratory symptoms of the coronavirus known as COVID‑19, in the last 72 hours.
How can Mayfield Clinic help you?
The requirements for Australia are somewhat unique, and if travellers are flying with Qantas, there is additional paperwork to be completed. Our standard certification process is now suitable for Australia, so travellers simply need to purchase this service and complete the required forms.
This appointment can be booked via the button below. To complete the certificate:
If Day 0 is the day of your positive PCR result, you should attend your appointment on Day 15 or after
You should have your positive PCR result available to send to the Doctor
You will need your passport or travel ID
Obtain a certificate of recovery for Australia