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 more commercial flights from key overseas locations.
If you're trying to return to Australia, you can register your details with DFAT. Registration doesn’t guarantee we can facilitate your return to Australia. However it does help us better understand that you’re seeking to return home, assess your situation and provide information when it becomes available.
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.
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If you’ve been unable to return to Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions and are experiencing financial distress, you may be eligible to access financial support from the government.
There are limits on the number of incoming international passengers into Australia. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest updates.
France has increased its national security threat alert to the maximum level to advise of 'imminent attack' following terrorist attacks. There is a very high risk of terrorist attacks in France. Be cautious throughout France, including places of worship and schools. Authorities have authorised extra counter-terrorism powers. They may restrict your access to some places or search you. Take official warnings seriously. A nationwide lockdown because of COVID-19 will start from midnight 30 October, with only essential movement permitted. All restaurants, bars, cafes and non-essential shops will be closed during this period. Other restrictions are in place and may change at short notice (see 'Travel').
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.
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.
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