Travel advice in challenging times
Providing Australians with the latest information and advice to stay safe overseas
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Read our advice on COVID-19, including for Australians trying to get home, arriving in Australia, leaving Australia and staying overseas.
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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There are limits on the number of incoming international passengers into Australia. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest updates.
If you’re already overseas and travelling to a European country that is part of the Schengen Area, make sure you check the entry conditions before you go. Each country has its own entry requirements.
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 movements.
Local quarantine measures on arrival have been lifted and French Polynesian borders reopened to international travellers arriving by air. You have to follow strict pre-departure and registration processes. You must wear a face mask in certain public spaces and on public transport.
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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