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7 July 2020: Australian states and territories are working to manage the pressure on quarantine facilities for returning Australian citizens and permanent residents. Measures vary from state to state, but include caps on the number of international passenger arrivals and the requirement to contribute to the cost of quarantine. Your flight into Australia may be affected.
When you arrive in Australia from overseas, you must complete 14 days of mandatory quarantine in designated facilities in the city you arrive in. You won’t be allowed to travel domestically (including to your home) until you’ve completed the 14-day mandatory quarantine. If you’re not an Australia citizen or resident, you cannot enter Australia at this time. Find out more about these entry restrictions from the Department of Home Affairs.
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.
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Australian states and territories are working to manage the pressure on quarantine facilities for returning Australian citizens and permanent residents. Measures vary from state to state, but may include caps on the number of international passenger arrivals and the requirement to contribute to the cost of quarantine. Your flight into Australia may be affected. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest updates.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Australia’s embassies, high commissions and consulates have had to adjust to local regulations on social distancing and self-isolation. Our ability to provide consular services may be limited due to restrictions on our movement.
The Pacific cyclone season is usually between October and May. During this period, even small tropical storms can develop into major cyclones. Their direction and strength can change with little warning. Cyclones lead to landslides, mudslides and flash flooding causing extreme damage to infrastructure. This can cut off communications and access to transportation, emergency assistance, medical care, and food and water.
The Turkish Government has largely reopened its international land, sea and air borders, and some scheduled international flights have resumed. All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to medical checks, see Travel for details. Localised lock downs or curfews may be in place. Australians who have overstayed their visa, due to COVID-19, will not face fines or penalties, provided you depart Turkey by midnight 31 July.
Thinking of travelling interstate? Smartraveller doesn’t provide advice on domestic travel in Australia. Check the state border controls before you leave.
If you're overseas and need medical care, you may face unexpected challenges. Read our advice on what to do if you get unwell while overseas.
You may need to get a visa to enter a foreign country. For some countries you must apply in advance. In other countries you can apply on arrival.
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