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.
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.
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.
The Solomon Islands Government has confirmed COVID-19 community transmission. A lockdown is in place in Honiara, Ontong Java and the outer Malaitan islands from 6pm on 19 January to 6am on 22 January, due to COVID-19. Incoming international and…