Travel advice in challenging times
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You can now travel quarantine-free from Australia to New Zealand. Read our advice about what you need to do before you travel, when you arrive and while you're there.
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.
News and updates
Wherever you’re going overseas, there remains a threat of terrorism. Terrorists continue to carry out attacks around the world, and they target both locals and foreign tourists. Learn more about how to reduce your risks while travelling.
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.
To depart PNG, passengers are required to undertake a COVID-19 (rapid) test at the airport prior to check-in. This is in addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 (PCR) testing requirement for travel to Australia (see 'Travel). There is widespread community transmission of COVID-19 across a number of districts and provinces. It is a serious health risk and is impacting the capacity of local health services.
A negative PCR test is now 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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