The Consular Services Charter outlines the consular services and assistance provided by the Australian Government to travellers overseas. Read the Charter to understand how we can and can't help.
From 17 January, pre-departure requirements for travel to China from Australia will change. In addition to meeting visa requirements, there are health testing requirements. The requirements vary depending on your COVID-19 and vaccination history. There are multiple tests required within specified timeframes. Testing requirements may change at short notice. Contact the nearest Chinese embassy/consulate to confirm travel requirements.
Do you need a document legalised, or a Certificate of No Impediment for your upcoming marriage? The Australian Government can provide some notarial services.
If you're going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. If you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel. Read our advice, and download the CHOICE travel insurance guide before you go.
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Falling sick while travelling is never ideal but when it’s COVID-19 it can seriously disrupt travel plans.
Now that travel is opening up, Australians are once again able to head overseas to visit family during the holiday season. Although it’s not festive to think about, there are some risks that are greater at during the holiday season. We want to make sure you have a safe and successful trip.
On 15 December Australia’s Chief Medical Officer announced that Australia’s border measures introduced temporarily in response to the COVID-19 Omicron variant restricting travellers who have been in the 8 southern African countries have now ceased.
In line with these changes, the travel advisories for all 8 destinations have been reviewed and lowered to ‘Reconsider your need to travel’ due to the impacts of COVID-19 and disruptions to global travel.
A negative PCR test is required to board your return flight, and you must complete 14 days of mandatory quarantine in designated facilities in the city you arrive in (exemptions apply).
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