Travel advice in challenging times
Providing Australians with the latest information and advice to stay safe overseas
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As part of our continuing effort to help Australians overseas return, we've arranged commercial flights from additional locations overseas.
Returning to Australia from overseas is still challenging due to the limits on passenger arrival numbers. We are working hard to get as many Australians home as possible. If you're overseas and trying to return home, you may be eligible for assistance.
Do you need a document legalised, or a Certificate of No Impediment for your upcoming marriage? The Australian Government can provide some notarial services.
The Australian Government provides consular services for Australians overseas. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working hard to provide advice and assistance to Australians in need. In some places our ability to provide consular services may be limited.
News and updates
From 22 January 2021, if you're travelling to Australia, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to your airline, taken 72 hours or less prior to departure. See full article for FAQs on the new measures and exemptions.
Australia’s COVID-19 vaccinations will be rolled out domestically to people in Australia. The vaccinations will only be available in Australia. You should consult your local health professional for advice on vaccine options, including assistance that may be available locally.
In addition to the Australian Government restrictions for the Safe Travel Zone, some Australian states have implemented additional arrangements for travellers. For more details check arrangements with state health authorities or contact your airline. All of New Zealand is now at alert level 1. Face coverings are mandatory for all public transport and domestic flights in New Zealand.
When you arrive in Australia from overseas, you must complete 14 days of mandatory quarantine in designated facilities in the city you arrive in – unless you have an exemption from Home Affairs.
Thinking of travelling interstate? Smartraveller doesn’t provide advice on domestic travel in Australia. Check the state border controls before you leave.
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