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 commercial flights from additional locations overseas.
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.
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.
News and updates
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.
The Myanmar military has assumed control of the country and declared a state of emergency. Protest activity is widespread with security services responding, there have been some fatalities and injuries. Australians should minimise movement during the day avoiding known and possible places of protests. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 4am and daily Internet outages occur from 1am to 9am in Yangon and other parts of the country. Stay at home during curfew hours. Government, civilian leaders and foreigners have been detained and there is a risk of further detentions. If you have concerns for your safety, you should consider leaving Myanmar on one of the limited international flights departing Yangon. Contact airlines directly for tickets. For Australians remaining in Myanmar, continue to make preparations to shelter-in-place such as gathering essential supplies and funds. Maintain heightened security awareness, register with DFAT, monitor the media, and keep in close contact with friends and family.
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).
Thinking of travelling interstate? Smartraveller doesn’t provide advice on domestic travel in Australia. Check the state border controls before you leave.
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