Travel Advisories : DO NOT TRAVEL to these destinations https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ en webmaster@dfat.gov.au Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2011 60 zcms Azerbaijan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/azerbaijan Due to ongoing military action in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Azerbaijani authorities have introduced Martial Law from 28 September until further notice. A curfew has been introduced across Azerbaijan from 9pm to 6am. Some flights have also been cancelled. Contact your travel agent or airline for the latest details. You must wear a facemask in public. You could be fined if you don&#039;t comply. Restrictions in place due to COVID-19 may change at short notice. Follow the local media and advice of local authorities for the latest updates. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Azerbaijan.</span></span></p> <p> </p> 29 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller ea0d37d6-806e-4257-bbd1-6f9f537bf403 Azerbaijan 5/5 Do not travel Seychelles https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/seychelles Seychelles airport has re-opened to commercial passenger flights. You&#039;ll only be able to enter if you&#039;re coming from an approved country where you&#039;ve been for at least 14 days and can show a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. There are some exceptions for resident permit holders. You must stay at licensed accommodation establishments. Face masks are compulsory where social distancing measures can’t be maintained (see Local Laws). Yachts, superyachts and fishing vessels are allowed to enter Seychelles with prior approval. <p><span><span><span>We advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> <span><span><span> Seychelles.</span></span></span></p> 29 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 38569f85-3b21-4654-9e41-1831c16cba77 Seychelles 5/5 Do not travel Nigeria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/nigeria There&#039;s a nationwide curfew from 12am to 4am. It&#039;s mandatory to wear a face mask in public spaces. Some restrictions on gatherings and business operations remain. Domestic and international flights have resumed. If you travel to Nigeria, you must have tested negative to COVID-19 in the previous 120 hours as a condition of boarding. You&#039;ll need to self-isolate for a minimum of 7 days. All land borders are closed. If you overstay your visa because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, you won&#039;t be penalised when you leave. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Nigeria.</p> 29 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 86e69468-8c63-4b52-a846-4afef391390c Nigeria 5/5 Do not travel Hong Kong https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/hong-kong COVID-19 remains a risk in Hong Kong. Practice social distancing and wear a face mask in public spaces and on public transport. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor media for the latest (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <br /> <br /> The new national security legislation for Hong Kong could be interpreted broadly. Under the law, you could be deported or face possible transfer to mainland China for prosecution under mainland law. The full extent of the law and how it will be applied is not yet clear. You may be at increased risk of detention on vaguely defined national security grounds. You could break the law without intending to. If you’re concerned about the new law, reconsider your need to remain in Hong Kong. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span><span>Hong Kong.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> 29 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller b4a95b80-7977-4738-9911-b9d219154ac4 Hong Kong 5/5 Do not travel Cyprus https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/cyprus Entry requirements vary depending on where you&#039;re travelling from (see &#039;Travel&#039;). There&#039;s random COVID-19 testing of international arrivals at the airports. You may be refused entry if you don’t comply. Public health measures are in place. Face masks are compulsory inside most public and commercial spaces. There are limits on mass gatherings. Cyprus is also randomly testing segments of the population for COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities and comply. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Cyprus.</p> 29 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 2e7ee242-9d1f-46ff-8795-7c30113a225c Cyprus 5/5 Do not travel Latvia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/latvia Travellers from within the EU and a small number of other countries, including Australia, can now enter Latvia. Depending on COVID-19 infection rates in the country from which you’re travelling, you may be required to self-isolate for 10 or 14 days. You will also have to complete a registration form on arrival (see Travel). <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Latvia.</span></span></p> 29 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 5766ffdc-56dd-43c3-831c-24602d776560 Latvia 5/5 Do not travel Mauritius https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mauritius Mauritius will reopen its international borders from 1 October. If you&#039;re travelling to Mauritius you&#039;ll be required to undertake a COVID-19 test no more than 7 days before your flight, as well as on arrival and then again at days 7 and 14. You&#039;ll be required to undergo mandatory hotel quarantine for 14 days at your own cost. All economic, commercial and social activities have resumed normal operations, with hygiene and social distancing measures in place. Face masks in public, workplaces and on public transport are mandatory. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Mauritius.</p> 29 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 52d2222f-22f6-4426-9d1d-93070d7aea5a Mauritius 5/5 Do not travel Madagascar https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/madagascar There&#039;s still a Health State of Emergency in Madagascar, but restrictions are easing with some small-scale recreational, social and religious activities now allowed. Curfews apply in some regions, including Analamanga and Diana. Domestic flights and ground transport have resumed. If you&#039;re travelling by air, you must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result before your travel, and road travellers should have relevant paperwork. Limited international flights are expected to resume in October. You must wear a face mask and follow social distancing measures. Regions are responsible for implementing local measures, and these measures may change with little notice. <br /> <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Madagascar.</p> 29 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller ccfbb44b-6c16-4d08-ae88-6327d7b6f808 Madagascar 5/5 Do not travel China https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/china Direct flights between China and Australia have significantly reduced. You may be permitted to enter China with a valid Chinese residence permit. If despite our advice you travel to China, you must provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to flying and you’ll be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine on arrival. These requirements may change at short notice. Contact your nearest Chinese embassy/consulate or your airline to confirm. If you’re already in China, and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Authorities have detained foreigners because they&#039;re &#039;endangering national security&#039;. Australians may also be at risk of arbitrary detention. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4"><span>Do not travel</span></a> to China. </span></span></span></p> 29 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 4b3fc278-5e18-43e5-b88b-912fc01e3bf5 China 5/5 Do not travel Peru https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/peru Peru is observing a state of emergency. Curfews are in place and international borders remain closed. If you&#039;re in Peru and want to return to Australia, and haven&#039;t yet contacted the Australian Embassy, register your details. <p><span>We advise:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a><span><span> <span>to </span></span></span> Peru.</p> <p> </p> 29 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 37d8ea0d-2235-43f9-9e6a-ae6214454d02 Peru 5/5 Do not travel Italy https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/italy If you&#039;re in Italy, you can now move freely between all its regions. You&#039;ll need to complete a self-declaration form before you travel to Italy. In all public spaces, you must follow social distancing protocols and use face coverings or protective masks in line with regional measures. Monitor and follow the advice of local authorities. For more information on measures, see Italian Ministry of Health website and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (see Travel). <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Italy.</p> <p> </p> 28 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller cd4f478c-ca77-4b8d-88d8-a3bf0c41833e Italy 5/5 Do not travel Cook Islands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/cook-islands The Cook Islands has declared itself COVID-19 free, but its borders remain closed to incoming passengers unless they are Cook Islands nationals. You must have been in New Zealand for 14 days before you arrive, and will also need to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Its maritime borders are closed to all except pre-approved cargo vessels. For updates, go to the Cook Islands Ministry of Health website. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Cook Islands.</span></span></p> 28 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f1077104-26d4-4a8d-8da6-914ed610f998 Cook Islands 5/5 Do not travel Belgium https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/belgium If you&#039;re not an EU citizen or resident, you can only enter Belgium if you&#039;re coming from the EU, Schengen Area or the UK, or for an essential purpose. Conditions apply. All travellers must complete a ‘Passenger Locator Form’ and you will need to quarantine and undertake COVID-19 (PCR) testing if you&#039;ve travelled from a high-risk country or region, as specified by the Belgian Government. Social distancing and hygiene measures are in place. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Belgium.</span></span></p> 28 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c7f8d510-fb03-47b1-abc7-dc233cdca9bd Belgium 5/5 Do not travel Malaysia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/malaysia Malaysia&#039;s Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) will be in place until 31 December 2020. While the RMCO is in effect, ‘social visit pass’ (tourist visa) holders, whose pass expired after 1 January 2020, will be permitted to leave Malaysia without incurring any penalty. This applies to foreign nationals whose social visit passes expired after 1 January 2020 only. To travel to Malaysia, you&#039;ll need a &#039;Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity&#039; approved by your nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission (see &#039;Travel&#039;). You&#039;re not allowed to travel to Malaysia as a tourist. If you&#039;re permitted to enter Malaysia, you must undertake mandatory 14 day quarantine at your own cost. Additional entry requirements, including COVID-19 testing and possible quarantine, are in place for travel from Sabah or Labuan to Sarawak. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span>Malaysia.</span></span></span></p> 26 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller dfc5f10b-57d2-4740-bc92-9b5a09e032c9 Malaysia 5/5 Do not travel Russia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/russia Foreign nationals arriving in Russia, including transit passengers, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result dated less than 72 hours prior to travel. If you&#039;re travelling for work purposes you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Commercial flights are now operating to and from Russia via a limited number of routes. Contact your airline or travel provider for information. Some of Russia&#039;s lockdown restrictions are easing, with most stores and services reopening in Moscow. Other regions may have different restrictions in place. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Russia.</span></span></p> 25 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 014b41e8-893f-4e04-b1a9-8c632a99a564 Russia 5/5 Do not travel Tunisia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/tunisia All visitors to Tunisia, regardless of where you arrive from, will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test in the 72 hours before your departure, and not more than 120 hours before you arrive in Tunisia. Other entry requirements vary depending on your country of residence, with country classifications updated weekly. If you travel to Tunisia despite our advice, you may need to spend time in quarantine. Other restrictions apply (see Travel). You must wear a face mask in public and in workplaces. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Tunisia.</p> 25 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller cba565f1-9ed5-428f-9456-d9e20fc59355 Tunisia 5/5 Do not travel France https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/france France has introduced a new alert system to impose greater restrictions in areas with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, higher circulation of the virus and higher vulnerability. You must still wear a mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors in areas of high vulnerability across France. Restrictions can change at short notice. Travel to France from some countries is currently permitted. You may need to present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) at boarding or undertake mandatory testing on arrival at the airport. You may be denied entry to France. A voluntary quarantine period applies to certain travellers (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Contact your airline or local authorities for the latest update. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to France.</span></span></p> 25 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 419f7645-66b1-4b92-914b-3d086ad2d0a5 France 5/5 Do not travel Belarus https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/belarus Large demonstrations are occurring following the Presidential election. Protesters have clashed with security forces. There has been casualties and protesters have been detained. Further demonstrations could occur without notice and turn violent. Avoid the area and follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Belarus.</span></span></p> 25 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller ca654356-0adb-4a0c-9a8e-57b33050a2b2 Belarus 5/5 Do not travel Colombia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/colombia International flights have restarted in Colombia and foreign citizens are allowed to enter the country. Before you enter or leave Colombia, you must complete an online form and download the CoronApp for health monitoring (see Travel). If you&#039;re flying to Colombia, a PCR COVID-19 test result is also required. All land, sea and river borders remain closed. Visa and entry permit suspensions have been lifted. If your permit has expired, contact Migración Colombia. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Colombia.</p> 25 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 924527ea-65eb-442b-8d8a-247ce842f4f3 Colombia 5/5 Do not travel Norway https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/norway Norway has border restrictions in place and only residents of EU/EEA and Schengen countries may enter. Borders are otherwise closed to foreign travellers who don&#039;t have Norwegian residency or a work permit, though some exemptions may apply. Airports are operational and you can transit through Gardermoen (Oslo) Airport, but expect travel delays. A quarantine period of 10 days will apply to residents entering Norway unless returning from certain EU/EEA and Schengen countries. Most Norwegian ports won&#039;t allow disembarkation of cruise ship passengers. Check with your travel provider about disruptions. <p dir="ltr"><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Norway.</span></span></p> 25 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 4fc7a457-3905-439a-8ef9-3c9b83631449 Norway 5/5 Do not travel Iceland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/iceland Iceland&#039;s borders are open to travellers from the UK, EU/EEA and Schengen states, as well as certain approved countries. All travellers to Iceland must either quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or have two COVID-19 tests, separated by five days of quarantine until the results of the second test are known. You&#039;ll have to pay for these tests. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from both testing and quarantine, as are persons who have been certified by the Icelandic health authorities. Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities are also exempt. All travellers to Iceland must complete a registration form before arrival. Large gatherings are banned and you are required to wear a mask where social distancing is not possible, such as on flights and public transport. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Iceland.</span></span></p> 25 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 91669489-f5f6-4bef-9c54-02701764c095 Iceland 5/5 Do not travel Denmark https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/denmark Denmark has border restrictions in place and foreign travellers aren&#039;t allowed to enter unless they are travelling from certain countries or have a worthy purpose. A quarantine period of 14 days is strongly encouraged, except in certain circumstances. Large gatherings are banned, and it&#039;s a requirement to wear a mask in all Danish airports, as well as on all public transport. Expect travel disruptions. You may have to take a COVID-19 test at border crossings. Foreign travellers aren&#039;t allowed to disembark from cruise ships in Denmark. Check with your travel provider or tour company on disruptions. <p dir="ltr"><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Denmark.</span></span></p> 25 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 7bf57190-a430-4815-a533-372f2cc9fdda Denmark 5/5 Do not travel Slovenia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/slovenia You can enter Slovenia from countries with a low COVID-19 risk. Depending on where you&#039;re travelling from, you may need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival and present a negative COVID-19 test to enter. You can transit through Slovenia but rules apply. Stay informed as restrictions can change at short notice. If you&#039;re staying in Slovenia, follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Slovenia.</p> 25 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 106ce22a-f3cc-46e8-a799-e6bbbdb48862 Slovenia 5/5 Do not travel Chile https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/chile An overnight curfew is in place between 11pm and 5am. Some areas of Chile are moving out of quarantine, but our consular services remain limited. You can&#039;t enter Chile unless you&#039;re a Chilean citizen, a permanent resident of Chile or were given a humanitarian exemption by the Chilean Embassy or Consulate in Australia. If you&#039;re in Chile and want to be informed of options to return to Australia (including possible commercial charter flights or commercial flights transiting via the USA, Europe and the Middle East), register with the Australian Embassy in Santiago de Chile and follow the Embassy on social media for updates and flights (see Local contacts). <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Chile.</p> 24 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller e891d2a0-10ae-407f-b6c4-0c2321075d3d Chile 5/5 Do not travel Mauritania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mauritania Flights into and from Mauritania are available, although limited. Contact your airline or travel provider for further information. The night curfew has been lifted. Local authorities recommend that you avoid public gatherings, maintain social distancing and wear a mask. <p>We advise :</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Mauritania.</p> 24 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 3306d80c-b7a3-4b62-883f-d5f7a214918b Mauritania 5/5 Do not travel Lebanon https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/lebanon The 4 August explosions have caused widespread damage and casualties in Beirut. Hospitals are under strain. Protests are taking place in Beirut, some of which have turned violent. Avoid protests and Beirut’s port area. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are increasing. Local authorities have announced restrictions including a night-time curfew and closure of some venues. Masks are mandatory in public; you’ll be fined if you don’t wear one. Monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities. Remain alert and contact your family and friends to let them know you’re safe. If you’re unable to reach them or need urgent consular assistance call the Embassy or our 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Lebanon.</span></span></p> 24 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller b70f3cf9-376c-4395-b688-f3b1be15aceb Lebanon 5/5 Do not travel United Arab Emirates https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/united-arab-emirates If you&#039;re entering or transiting the UAE, you&#039;ll need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result within four days before you travel. If you’re a Dubai resident, you’ll need an online approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) to enter. If you&#039;re headed to Abu Dhabi, a 14 day quarantine either at home or at a designated facility is mandatory and you&#039;ll be required to wear a medically approved wristband. Some exemptions apply (see ‘Travel). These requirements may change at short notice. Contact your airline directly for the latest update on entry or exit requirements. <p><span><span><span>We advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>the United Arab Emirates.</p> 24 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 69cb1ff0-1a16-4498-8b86-c9877c849089 United Arab Emirates 5/5 Do not travel New Caledonia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/new-caledonia A second independence referendum will be held on 4 October 2020. Avoid all demonstrations, protests, large public gatherings and roadblocks that may occur ahead of, during or after the vote and follow the advice of local authorities. New Caledonia has lifted COVID-19 measures but you can only enter if you&#039;re a New Caledonian resident or pre-approved visitor on a short-term business visit exemption. If you do enter, you&#039;ll be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to New Caledonia.</p> 24 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 79f57e09-cd73-4354-8600-4e9d8ac6691a New Caledonia 5/5 Do not travel Saudi Arabia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/saudi-arabia Saudi Arabia has commenced a phased re-opening of land, air and sea ports. To enter or depart Saudi Arabia, you&#039;ll need either an exit and re-entry visa, a work permit, iqama or visit visa. A full opening of land, air and sea ports will not occur until early 2021. Recent missile and drone attacks from the military conflict in Yemen have targeted civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, including Riyadh. Most attacks have been intercepted and destroyed by Saudi air defence systems.<br /> <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Saudi Arabia.</span></span></p> 23 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 615d52ae-cd44-4b0c-89a0-832c4b6900c7 Saudi Arabia 5/5 Do not travel Nepal https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/nepal Nepal has imposed restrictions in affected districts across the country to prevent and control COVID-19. Limited international commercial flights are now operating. Foreign tourists will be allowed to enter Nepal from 17 October for mountain treks. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the Australian Embassy on Facebook (@australianembassynepal) and Twitter (@AusAmbNP) for regular updates. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Nepal.</p> 23 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 0df08c03-9320-45b8-ba8a-18dce20dc7af Nepal 5/5 Do not travel New Zealand https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/new-zealand All of New Zealand is now at alert level 1, except Auckland, which is at level 2. You must wear a face covering on public transport in Auckland. Air New Zealand also requires all passengers to wear face coverings on flights. Bookings on flights to and from Australia are currently restricted due to the caps on the number of passengers allowed into each country. <br /> <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to New Zealand.</span></span></p> 23 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 35631aa7-3853-44d8-91e4-5e4f5ee4a872 New Zealand 5/5 Do not travel Oman https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/oman International flights are scheduled to resume from 1 October. Check with your airline for the latest information. You&#039;ll need a permit to enter the country and will be subject to 14 days quarantine on arrival and wear a tracking bracelet (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Oman.</p> 23 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 3fee6a9f-3bf0-40c6-87c7-4101ff427dd9 Oman 5/5 Do not travel Guatemala https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/guatemala La Aurora and Mundo Maya international airports have reopened. A negative PCR test dated no more than 72 hours before the date of your arrival is mandatory for entry into Guatemala. This test doesn&#039;t apply to children 9 years old or younger. A national curfew is still in place and measures can change quickly. You could be fined if you don&#039;t respect local laws, including quarantine and movement restrictions. The land border between Guatemala and Mexico has become more dangerous due to local unrest. It&#039;s not safe to cross by land. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span> Guatemala<span>. </span></span></span></p> 22 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller bf8987f8-e66b-4335-8807-a553d185d5a0 Guatemala 5/5 Do not travel South Africa https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/south-africa South Africa is at &#039;Alert Level 1&#039; of its COVID-19 response. There&#039;s a curfew from midnight to 4am. International travel into and out of South Africa will be allowed from 1 October 2020. International air travel will be limited to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban airports. If you travel to South Africa despite our advice, you&#039;ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken in the 72 hours before you arrive. If you arrive without proof of a negative PCR test you&#039;ll be placed into mandatory quarantine at your own expense. Further information on restrictions that apply during Alert Level 1 is available at www.gov.za. Register with the Australian High Commission, and follow the High Commission&#039;s website and social media for updates (see Local Contacts).<br /> <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to South Africa.</span></span></p> 22 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f0fd2d28-5c75-4cf7-aa2f-1522c0b19360 South Africa 5/5 Do not travel El Salvador https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/el-salvador The international airport in San Salvador has reopened for regular commercial flights. You&#039;ll need a printed PCR test with a negative result taken 72 hours before you arrive in country if travelling or transiting El Salvador. If you&#039;re staying in El Salvador, follow the advice of local authorities, maintain social distance and be aware of movement restrictions. You must wear a face mask at all times when you leave your home or accommodation. <p dir="ltr">We advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> El Salvador.</p> 22 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f4d16d46-fe9d-454f-9150-c6bf94c76f46 El Salvador 5/5 Do not travel Namibia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/namibia Namibia is no longer in lockdown and domestic travel in and out of the Khomas region, including the municipal areas of Windhoek, Okahandja and Rehoboth is permitted. If you go out in public you’ll be required to wear a face mask at all times. If you travel to Namibia despite our advice, you&#039;ll need proof of a negative COVID 19 test (PCR) taken in the 72 hours before you arrive. You must then quarantine in an approved facility for 7 days and undergo a further PCR test, at your own cost. If you test negative, you&#039;ll be discharged. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Namibia.</p> 22 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 1b294aef-0bcd-47e1-8eaf-9e86e358c512 Namibia 5/5 Do not travel Indonesia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/indonesia Indonesia’s Directorate General of Immigration (DGI) is no longer automatically extending expired visas or stay permits under COVID-19 emergency arrangements. DGI advises holders of expired visas or stay permits in Indonesia to apply immediately so that a valid one can be issued before the end of the grace period on 5 October 2020. If you&#039;re outside Indonesia with an expired stay permit, contact both DGI and your nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate. Overstaying your permit may result in fines, detention and/or deportation. Flight options to Australia are very limited and may reduce further (See &#039;Travel&#039;).<br /> <br /> COVID-19 is widespread in Indonesia with continuing transmission across the country. If you&#039;re confirmed as having COVID-19, you may be placed into a quarantine facility. Domestic travel restrictions and social distancing measures are in place for many locations. In Jakarta, large scale social restrictions (PSBB) are in effect, including widespread closures of public venues and reduced public transport. Follow the advice of the local authorities and monitor media for the latest update. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Indonesia, including Bali.</p> 21 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9f77d5c1-0b2a-4056-bbba-e3aa424335b5 Indonesia 5/5 Do not travel Bahrain https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/bahrain Visas will now be issued on arrival for citizens of select countries. You must undergo a COVID-19 test on arrival, at your own expense, and remain in quarantine until the results are available. Flight options to Australia are unpredictable and may stop without notice. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> </span> Bahrain.</p> 21 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller e782e316-d079-4e97-828a-3a2a2b5fe173 Bahrain 5/5 Do not travel Spain https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/spain COVID−19 control measures are in place throughout the country. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice. Social distancing and other health-related measures, including the use of face masks, vary by region. You can be fined if you don&#039;t comply. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Spain.</span></span></p> 18 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 68d23b23-8dd7-429a-9e43-e2d75ae05e57 Spain 5/5 Do not travel Tonga https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/tonga Only Tongan citizens and permanent residents can enter Tonga at this time. Most international flights have been cancelled, and options to leave are extremely limited. A state of emergency is in force and activities are restricted to prevent the spread of COVID-19. <p><span><span>We advise you:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Tonga.</p> 18 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 875c4981-2bd4-48b2-8eb4-07bf31807a64 Tonga 5/5 Do not travel Netherlands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/netherlands You can enter the Netherlands if you&#039;re travelling from certain countries (See Travel). But if you&#039;re coming from a high risk area, you&#039;ll have to self-quarantine in your own accommodation for 10 days. These arrangements could change at short notice. Check with your airline for the latest details. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Netherlands.</span></span></p> 18 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 82d7599c-6337-46df-a831-89decec61c61 Netherlands 5/5 Do not travel Jordan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/jordan Jordan’s international airport has reopened to limited scheduled flights. If you fly there despite our advice, you&#039;ll need to register on the Visit Jordan website and have PCR tests conducted at country of departure and on arrival. Quarantine requirements depend on where you&#039;ve flown in from. Some other restrictions remain in place and may change at short-notice, including lockdowns. Monitor government announcements as well as media sources. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span><span> Jordan.</span></span></span></p> 18 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 4fc37acb-022e-4782-89b9-42b97cacd5d3 Jordan 5/5 Do not travel Ghana https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/ghana Ghana’s borders are open to international air travel. If you travel despite our advice, you must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) and you&#039;ll be tested again on arrival at your own cost. There are restrictions on public gatherings. You may face penalties if you violate these restrictions. Wear a protective face mask in public, and avoid inter-city travel. There&#039;s a higher risk of community transmission of COVID-19 in Accra and Kumasi. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span> to </span> Ghana.</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 18 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 2b71f510-fabd-4056-895b-28e15652e2b6 Ghana 5/5 Do not travel Turkey https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/turkey Turkey has largely reopened its international land, sea and air borders. Many scheduled international flights have resumed. Everyone arriving into Turkey will be subject to medical checks. The wearing of face masks is mandatory at all times outside the home throughout Turkey. Localised lockdowns or curfews may be in place. See &#039;Travel&#039;. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Turkey.</p> 17 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 05ccedd6-0114-4980-881f-1695bdf79f11 Turkey 5/5 Do not travel Mongolia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/mongolia Mongolia has border restrictions in place until further notice. If travelling to Mongolia, you&#039;ll be required to quarantine for 21 days on arrival. Shops, bars and places of entertainment have resumed pre-COVID-19 hours. Schools and universities will resume on 21 September 2020. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Mongolia.</p> 17 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller d46057b4-c2bd-492d-9965-bf60c33d319d Mongolia 5/5 Do not travel Morocco https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/morocco Morocco is under a State of Emergency. Entry to Morocco is restricted (See Travel). If you&#039;re permitted to enter Morocco, you must undergo COVID-19 testing (PCR and serological) taken in the 48 hours before you depart. These two tests will be required at boarding when travelling by air. If you travel to Morocco by sea, you&#039;ll have the choice between providing your own test results when boarding OR undergoing testing on the ferry. You&#039;ll also need to complete a passenger health form online to be presented on arrival. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Morocco</span></span></p> 17 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 769a19b1-2dba-41f2-9865-1f984644a200 Morocco 5/5 Do not travel Mozambique https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mozambique Terrorism is a threat in Mozambique. In mid-August, insurgents attacked and seized control of the port town of Mocimboa da Praia. Terrorists are likely to target westerners and western interests, particularly in Cabo Delgado province. Do not travel to Cabo Delgado due to the threat of terrorism, and ongoing clashes between armed groups and security forces. Movement restrictions across Mozambique&#039;s international borders and within the country remain in place. Be alert and follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Mozambique.</p> 16 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller e4b98472-0fd6-4bc4-98b2-450a139163d9 Mozambique 5/5 Do not travel Kenya https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/kenya International flights have resumed into and out of Kenya. Earlier visa rules allowing you to stay in Kenya after your visa expired ended on 14 September. You need to make arrangements to leave Kenya within 14 days or apply for a resident permit or pass. If you travel to Kenya despite our advice, you&#039;ll need to complete an online health surveillance form and have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 96 hours of your arrival. You may also need to quarantine at your own expense, depending on where you&#039;re travelling from. Measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 are being strictly enforced. Non-essential movement is restricted. There is an overnight curfew between 9pm and 4am. You must wear a face mask in public. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to K</span>enya.<br />  </p> 16 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9420583d-6ac1-4a6a-8907-1331e8468a3d Kenya 5/5 Do not travel Armenia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/armenia The Armenian Government has introduced a nationwide “quarantine” regime. This requires facemasks to be worn in all public areas and enforces social distancing and hygiene rules. The ban on foreign nationals entering Armenia has been lifted. Travellers permitted to enter Armenia are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days or submit to a COVID-19 (PCR) test. You may obtain the test at a private medical centre for a fee. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Armenia.</span></span></p> 15 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 04b56f32-7250-48f2-8d3e-ba40cccdadcd Armenia 5/5 Do not travel Timor-Leste https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/timor-leste Entry restrictions apply to all travellers. If you travel to Timor-Leste, you&#039;ll be subject to at least 14 days mandatory quarantine at a location determined by authorities, likely at your own expense, as well as mandatory COVID-19 testing. Border restrictions in place can change with little notice. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span>to Timor-Leste.</span></span></span></p> 15 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 770434c0-b809-4b9a-a31a-5607cf035ebd Timor-Leste 5/5 Do not travel Estonia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/estonia If you travel to Estonia from a country at high risk from COVID-19, you may undertake a COVID-19 test, for a fee, to shorten your period of self-isolation. Estonia updates weekly the list of countries for which a 14-day self-quarantine requirement is imposed (see &#039; Travel&#039;). <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Estonia.</p> 15 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 99be25b3-7e81-4669-8e68-d08b0eb0335f Estonia 5/5 Do not travel Israel and the Palestinian Territories https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/israel-and-palestinian-territories You won&#039;t be able to enter Israel unless you&#039;re an Israeli citizen or resident or can demonstrate your &#039;life is based in Israel&#039;. Authorities have imposed rules on social distancing, public gatherings and wearing masks. There is a nation-wide lockdown scheduled from 18 September until 11 October. If you&#039;re in Israel and wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Flight options are limited. Contact your travel agent and follow the Australian Embassy on social media for major updates. <br /> <br /> The Palestinian Authority has measures in place to restrict the spread of COVID-19, including restrictions at tourist and religious sites. Gaza’s two entry and exit points remain closed. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span>Israel and Palestinian Territories.</span></span></p> 15 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 86fe25c9-6dc4-42a1-ab3c-4dddf85e8025 Israel and the Palestinian Territories 5/5 Do not travel Portugal https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/portugal Portugal permits Australians to enter from some destinations, but rules vary depending on where your flight originates and transits. Portugal has raised the emergency response level across the country (excluding the Islands of the Azores and Madeira) to State of Contingency in response to the spread of COVID-19. Strict hygiene and social distancing rules are in place, including gathering limits and compulsory use of masks on public transport and in shops and other public spaces. Measures change often. Monitor and follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Portugal.</span></span></p> 15 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9a58b3a8-1d7c-4668-91ba-f4c3b4b4b25f Portugal 5/5 Do not travel United States of America https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/united-states-america Protests and demonstrations continue in several US cities. Avoid areas where protests are occurring due to the ongoing potential for violence. Monitor the media for information and updates. Follow the instructions of local authorities. COVID-19 remains a serious health risk. Various restrictions and public health measures are in place and vary by location. Follow the instructions of local authorities, including those related to quarantine, self-isolation, social-distancing and the wearing of masks. Monitor the Embassy website for further COVID-19 related information (see Local Contacts). <p><span><span><span>We advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span><span>to </span></span></span>the United States of America, including Alaska, Puerto Rico and the Hawaiian Islands.</p> 14 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller e71ce743-9397-4a88-8e25-8b5620549f46 United States of America 5/5 Do not travel Belize https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/belize Belize&#039;s nationwide state of emergency ended on 4 September but regulations to limit the spread of COVID-19 remain in force. Entry is prohibited except for Belize nationals and permanent residents. Commercial flights in and out of the country remain very limited. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Follow the advice of local authorities, ensure you have arrangements in place for a possible extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> </span></span><span><span>to </span></span> Belize.</p> 14 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c28b3c1f-4e87-4e73-b896-84057a043d7a Belize 5/5 Do not travel Rwanda https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/rwanda Kigali International Airport is open for commercial flights. If you travel to Rwanda despite our advice, you&#039;ll need to show proof of a COVID-19 negative test from a certified laboratory taken within 72 hours of arrival. You&#039;ll also be required to check into a designated quarantine hotel (at your expense) where a second COVID-19 test will be taken. A curfew is in place from 7pm to 5am. Non-essential movement is restricted and face masks must be worn in public. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Rwanda.</span></span></p> 14 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 348b0a9f-5f4a-4e19-8833-0b205edebf7c Rwanda 5/5 Do not travel Burundi https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/burundi Commercial flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport are suspended. There are some emergency flights taking place. Land borders have reopened, although there have been difficulties reported in crossings. Tight restrictions are in place at land border and they may close without warning. You must get a visa from a Burundi diplomatic mission before entering. You must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or you&#039;ll have to undergo mandatory quarantine (see Travel). Visas can also be renewed if you&#039;re already in Burundi. <p>We haven't changed our level of advice:</p> <p><a href="/node/33">Do not travel </a>to Burundi due to the high levels of violence and the significant threat of terrorist attack.</p> 14 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9834abd1-60a2-4336-9619-a7b6201a5cf2 Burundi 5/5 Do not travel Trinidad and Tobago https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/trinidad-and-tobago Trinidad and Tobago&#039;s borders remain closed. Measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 are in place, including the mandatory wearing of face masks in public places, limits on the size of groups that can gather in public, and the closure of schools, beaches and rivers, parks and gymnasiums. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Trinidad and Tobago.</p> 14 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 29447e94-b67f-4e74-92ad-0627b83f3f3a Trinidad and Tobago 5/5 Do not travel Lithuania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/lithuania Lithuania has restricted visitors entering, unless you’re coming from an approved country. You may be required to self-isolate for 14 days, and provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken in the 72 hours before you arrive. You&#039;ll also be asked to complete a registration card on arrival. It&#039;s mandatory to wear a face mask at indoor public places, in retail outlets and on public transport. You may incur a fine for not wearing a mask. Visa exemptions due to the state of emergency ended on 17 August. If you’re in Lithuania, make sure you legalise your visa. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Lithuania.</p> 14 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 86956f21-3666-453b-adbd-e01bda42ad5d Lithuania 5/5 Do not travel Vietnam https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/vietnam Vietnam has implemented nationwide social distancing measures in response to COVID-19. These measures may vary between provinces and change at short notice. There are strict quarantine measures for new COVID-19 cases in Danang and mandatory health declarations for travellers from the affected provinces in the last 14 days. You can leave Danang, however if you&#039;re travelling to other cities in Vietnam you may have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Self-isolation is not required in other cities if transiting onto international flights. If you&#039;re in Vietnam, follow the advice of local authorities and monitor Australian Embassy social media for major updates. <p><span><span><span>We advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span> Vietnam.</span></span></span></p> 11 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f7d6b3e3-db36-447f-9dff-1979afea8edd Vietnam 5/5 Do not travel Montenegro https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/montenegro Montenegro has eased some COVID-19 restrictions, including entry requirements, if you&#039;re travelling from some countries. See Travel for a list of permitted countries. If you&#039;re staying in Montenegro, follow the advice of local authorities. Follow the Australian Embassy on social media for updates (see &#039;Local Contacts&#039;). <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Montenegro.</p> 11 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller cad81362-00eb-4ece-88c9-8d3619d08477 Montenegro 5/5 Do not travel Sudan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/sudan Parts of Sudan have experienced heavy rainfall and flooding. Sudan is also experiencing an outbreak of Cholera and vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV). Some international flights into and from Sudan have resumed. There&#039;s a curfew in Khartoum. Curfew times change regularly. Check the advice of local authorities for current curfew hours. <br /> <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Sudan.</span></span></p> 10 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 4393e049-05b9-4596-94ca-c3506d729e9d Sudan 5/5 Do not travel United Kingdom https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/united-kingdom If you intend to leave the UK but aren&#039;t able to do so, because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to COVID-19, and you have a visa or leave that expired between 24 January and 30 September 2020, you may request additional time to stay. This is known as &#039;exceptional assurance&#039;. The grant of an assurance doesn&#039;t grant you leave but will act as a short-term protection against any adverse action or consequences after your leave has expired. You&#039;ll be required to submit proof that you are unable to depart the UK through no fault of your own. If you do require longer and/or are unable to leave the UK by the assurance date given, you must reapply nearer to this date. There are entry requirements for incoming travellers, including a mandatory period of isolation, unless you&#039;ve spent the past 14 days in countries listed as exempt from self-isolation. Transit restrictions may also apply (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to the United Kingdom.</span></span></p> 10 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f3d97b1e-36c5-495e-affe-3ca14c560a12 United Kingdom 5/5 Do not travel Vanuatu https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/vanuatu Vanuatu’s State of Emergency has been extended to 31 December 2020. All ports of entry are currently closed, except with approval of local authorities. Limited flights to and from Australia are being managed by the Government of Vanuatu. Inter-island travel by air is operating, but may change or be suspended at short notice. If you&#039;re in Vanuatu, monitor local sources of information and follow the instructions of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise you:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Vanuatu.</span></span></p> 10 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 76f7bd07-be24-4aae-81cd-f7cc207c9618 Vanuatu 5/5 Do not travel Czech Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/czech-republic Face masks are compulsory inside public buildings, on all public transport, including privately run coaches and in taxis. If you&#039;re in the Czech Republic, make sure your visa status is legal. For entry restrictions into the Czech Republic, see &#039;Travel&#039;. Other regions have introduced additional measures, which are subject to change. Monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Czech Republic.</span></span></p> 10 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller e3b8a184-d25d-4483-84ce-a6a087d36f01 Czech Republic 5/5 Do not travel Austria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/austria Non-EU citizens or residents who arrive from outside the EU and the Schengen area are not allowed to enter Austria. Exceptions may apply depending on where you are travelling from and your reason for travel, with additional entry requirements to be followed. Entry restrictions are subject to change and may do so at short notice. Austria has implemented COVID-19 restrictions on a regional basis using a four-colour traffic light system. You must comply with hygiene and social distancing measures at all times. The level of restrictions in place are reviewed weekly and may differ from region to region. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to </span></span>Austria.</p> 10 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 30af5eaf-207f-4f34-b508-0fd526b156b8 Austria 5/5 Do not travel Taiwan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/taiwan You can transit Taiwan, but conditions apply. You can only enter Taiwan if you&#039;re a citizen, permanent resident or have special permission. If you’ve entered Taiwan on or before 21 March 2020 on a visitor visa, you’ll be eligible to remain in Taiwan up to 240 days. These conditions may change at short notice. Contact Taiwan’s Bureau of Consular Affairs for details. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor Taiwan Center for Disease Control for the latest update. <p><span><span>We advise: </span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to Taiwan<span>.</span></span></span></p> 10 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 293949ff-c45b-40bd-8e8e-85a4ec9acec6 Taiwan 5/5 Do not travel Samoa https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/samoa Samoa has closed its borders, except to returning citizens and residents. Samoan authorities have suspended flights between Samoa and Australia until further notice. Australians wishing to leave Samoa can register with the Australian High Commission at apia.admin@dfat.gov.au to receive information on flights out. <p><span><span>We now advise you:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a><span><span> to</span></span> Samoa.</p> 09 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 680b5dce-1d24-4b00-985d-47974c6f42b6 Samoa 5/5 Do not travel Palau https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/palau All commercial passenger flights to and from Palau have been suspended until further notice. If you’re in Palau, make arrangements for an extended stay and take care to minimise your risk to COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you’re safe and well. <br /> <p><span>We now advise you to</span>:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Palau.</p> 09 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 8a0c023f-98bd-434f-9c39-edf8dca2ec63 Palau 5/5 Do not travel Marshall Islands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/marshall-islands Due to COVID-19, Marshall Islands has closed its borders until further notice. This covers all arrivals by air and cruise ship. Follow the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei social media accounts for regular updates. See Local contacts for links.<br /> <br /> <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Marshall Islands.</p> 09 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 7f4ee38d-c935-4a44-8d32-9a4d13345829 Marshall Islands 5/5 Do not travel Malawi https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/malawi Malawi has declared a state of disaster in response to COVID-19. The International Airport in Lilongwe has reopened but flights are infrequent. To enter Malawi, you must produce a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 10 days before you arrive in country. You&#039;ll also need to provide samples for COVID-19 testing at the airport on arrival and self-isolate for 14 days. You must also complete ‘Travel Surveillance Forms’ for follow up by government health officials. Land borders are closed except for cargo and returning residents. The Australian Embassy in Harare continues to provide limited consular services. You can email the Embassy at consular.Harare@dfat.gov.au. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> </span>to Malawi.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> 08 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 05e03c9e-b4e0-4119-bf07-c3a181ec80cb Malawi 5/5 Do not travel Federated States of Micronesia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/federated-states-micronesia Due to COVID-19, FSM has suspended entry of all incoming passengers until further notice. If you travel despite our advice, travel restrictions vary between FSM states or may change at short notice. Contact your travel provider for details. <br /> <p>We now advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to FSM.</p> 08 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 51cddbff-6a08-4bab-bf32-3b56aee2d6f9 Federated States of Micronesia 5/5 Do not travel Fiji https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/fiji A curfew is in place in Fiji from 11pm to 4am. Social gatherings are limited to 100 people or fewer. If you want to get home to Australia, there are weekly flights via Auckland. There are no other commercial flights. For entry into Fiji, you&#039;ll need to provide proof of a negative COVID test result within 48 hours prior to arriving and quarantine for 14 days at your own cost. Follow the Australian High Commission on social media for regular updates on possible flight options for leaving Fiji (see Local contacts). <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Fiji.</p> 08 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 995e9a9f-81d1-49cd-89b6-4850bbaa33d4 Fiji 5/5 Do not travel Guam https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/guam Follow the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei social media accounts for regular updates. (See Local contacts for links.) If you travel to Guam, despite our advice, you&#039;ll be subject to quarantine at a government-designated facility, even if you&#039;re just transiting. You&#039;ll have to pay for your stay. You may only be exempt if you have a Government of Guam recognised and certified medical certificate confirming you&#039;re not infected with COVID-19; issued within 72 hours of arrival. <p>We now advise you:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> in Guam.</p> 08 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller d588d32d-dd07-4a25-b996-c7ff3a86d593 Guam 5/5 Do not travel Djibouti https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/djibouti Djibouti has implemented measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You&#039;ll be required to undergo a COVID-19 test on arrival. Face coverings must be worn where social distancing is not possible. Passenger trains between Djibouti and Ethiopia are suspended. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Djibouti.</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 07 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c9111e69-c970-4d59-9761-ccc32542cbdd Djibouti 5/5 Do not travel Central African Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/central-african-republic If you&#039;re travelling to the Central African Republic, despite our advice, you must self-isolate for 21 days on arrival. You must wear a face covering. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. <p>We haven't changed our level of advice:</p> <p><a href="/node/33">Do not travel</a> to the Central African Republic due to the dangerous security situation, activities of armed groups and high levels of serious crime.</p> 07 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 4db290e0-37fb-429c-93d2-8aaf73e5ddec Central African Republic 5/5 Do not travel Ethiopia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/ethiopia A State of Emergency is in place in Ethiopia. Restrictions apply to all gatherings, as well as to the number of people allowed in vehicles and on public transport. You must wear a mask when outside. You&#039;ll need to quarantine or self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Restrictions can change at short notice. Monitor local media and follow authorities&#039; advice. You may be fined or imprisoned if you violate State of Emergency regulations. Land borders are closed. There are some flights available to limited destinations. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Ethiopia.</p> 07 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller a2f16642-c4d2-44a7-ae07-95bf57c82165 Ethiopia 5/5 Do not travel Brunei Darussalam https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/brunei-darussalam Brunei has transit and entry restrictions for visitors until further notice. If you&#039;re sponsored by the Brunei Government, registered company or a family member, who is a Brunei citizen or resident, an application for a Travel Entry Pass to enter Brunei can be made on your behalf. The Travel Entry Pass is not a visa. If you&#039;ve been issued with a Travel Entry Pass, a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test result taken in the 72 hours before you depart for Brunei is required. You&#039;ll also be required to undergo mandatory self-isolation at a government approved hotel for a period of between 2 to 14 days. The duration of the self-isolation notice given upon arrival is determined by Brunei’s Ministry of Health (see ‘Travel’). <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Brunei.</p> 07 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller ba4aa597-1ac1-45e6-acaf-eaa41d933e6b Brunei Darussalam 5/5 Do not travel Eritrea https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/eritrea The Eritrean Government has directed all citizens to remain in their homes. The International Airport in Asmara is now closed until further notice. <br /> <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Eritrea.</span></span></p> 07 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller b29cf899-bdbc-42ac-9ec2-2fc89f787797 Eritrea 5/5 Do not travel Botswana https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/botswana Botswana declared a State of Emergency to address the risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice. The movement of all people outside of the home is restricted to essential services and the transport of essential goods. No foreign nationals will be allowed to enter Botswana. Botswana nationals and residents returning from high-risk countries will be allowed to enter the country and will be subject to a mandatory 14-days quarantine at a dedicated facility. All flights in and out have been suspended and most border posts have been closed. The Government has issued advice that masks/face coverings must be worn in public places, businesses and common areas of residential buildings. No visas are currently being issued to enter Botswana. Follow the Australian High Commission&#039;s website and social media for updates and register with the High Commission at https://covid19.dfat.gov.au/citizeninformation/s/ <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to</span> Botswana. </p> 07 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 918ce8b6-badc-4b51-a573-88e213f524df Botswana 5/5 Do not travel Papua New Guinea https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/papua-new-guinea PNG may impose additional restrictions due to COVID-19, including lockdowns, at short notice. A curfew is in place between midnight and 5am in the National Capital District in Port Moresby. Masks or face coverings are mandatory in enclosed public spaces, aircraft and public transport. There is a maximum limit of 50 people gathering in public spaces. Domestic air travel is limited to essential purposes only. You can&#039;t enter the country unless you have an exemption from PNG authorities and have returned a negative COVID-19 Test (Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test) within seven days prior to your arrival (see Visas). <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to Papua New Guinea.</span></span></p> 04 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 06f3ab02-8b13-44e6-bab2-cf653c52e834 Papua New Guinea 5/5 Do not travel Moldova https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/moldova From 1 September, foreigners from &#039;red zone&#039; countries are banned from entering Moldova. The list of countries can change at short notice. Contact your travel provider or nearest embassy or consulate of Moldova to confirm entry requirements. Limited air services are operating. Wearing face masks is compulsory in all enclosed public spaces. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a><span> to Moldova.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 04 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 7adc9d43-c818-4e52-9d97-3bf5f5b63382 Moldova 5/5 Do not travel India https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/india The incidence of COVID−19 in India continues to increase. If you&#039;re in India, avoid crowded public spaces (including malls and markets) and mass gatherings. Wear a face mask and maintain 1.5 metres distance from others while in all public spaces. Localised lockdowns are in place in some states, and can be announced at short notice. The ban on international commercial flights remains in place. Restrictions on travel and business operations may be imposed at short notice (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span><span>We advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span> India.</span></span></span></p> 04 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 08136d67-e45b-4133-8524-587d7a68d52c India 5/5 Do not travel Uruguay https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/uruguay Uruguay has closed its borders to foreigners apart from legal residents and pre-authorised foreigners. Upon arrival, you must present a negative coronavirus (PCR) test result taken a maximum of 72 hours before boarding at origin, and undergo a mandatory minimum 7 day quarantine. If you want to leave, there are some routine commercial flights scheduled. Contact the airline or your travel provider for more details. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Uruguay. <p>We advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to</span> Uruguay.</p> 03 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c244a89c-c0e1-4dd5-b5b1-d61533f81cac Uruguay 5/5 Do not travel Paraguay https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/paraguay Paraguay continues to observe ‘smart quarantine’ measures. A number of lock down measures have been reinstated in Asuncion and Central districts due to a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. Borders remain closed until further notice. Intermittent charter flights are expected to continue through September. Flight information and updates will be shared using the Embassy’s social media accounts (see &#039;Local contacts&#039;). <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Paraguay.</span></span></p> 03 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9498908b-cd67-45dd-880e-306d40537bc1 Paraguay 5/5 Do not travel Egypt https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/egypt There is a nationwide partial curfew from 12am to 4am. Restrictions are in place and face masks are mandatory in public places. International flights resumed in July, but options remain limited. Some airlines have semi-regular flights out of Egypt. Contact your airline for information. If you travel to Egypt despite our advice, you&#039;ll need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken with 72 hours prior to your travel departure. Children under the age of six (6) are exempt. Other health measures may be required. Check with your airline prior to travel. <p dir="ltr">We advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span>to Egypt.</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 03 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller dc4e7828-3d9d-4d50-97a7-2bf898aff409 Egypt 5/5 Do not travel Bolivia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/bolivia A nationwide curfew is in place from Monday to Friday between 8pm - 5am. Vehicles and foot traffic can circulate between 5am - 4pm on weekends. Local authorities may impose additional restrictions, including on movement of people, depending on the risk level of the town or city. International airports have resumed selected services. International land borders remained closed. Observe social distancing and use face masks when in public. If you&#039;re in Bolivia and want to return to Australia, register your details with the Australian Embassy in Lima. Follow the Embassy on social media for updates on possible departure information (see &#039;Local contacts&#039;). <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span>Bolivia.</span></p> 03 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 185d6ee3-15a7-4ca8-9a61-61b1383bcd66 Bolivia 5/5 Do not travel Myanmar https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/myanmar A Stay-at-Home order is in place for Rakhine State and several Yangon Townships. Further movement restrictions, including curfews and quarantines, may be introduced in other parts of the country at short notice. Follow the advice of local authorities, including compulsory wearing of masks, and monitor media closely. International commercial flights into Myanmar remain suspended until 30 September. There are limited flights departing Yangon. Contact you airline or travel agent directly. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Myanmar.</span></span></p> 02 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 52713dd9-36a5-4c83-a261-71172e6275cc Myanmar 5/5 Do not travel Bulgaria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/bulgaria There’s an Emergency Epidemic situation in Bulgaria until at least the end of September. If you’re travelling from a country with a higher COVID-19 risk, you may be denied entry to Bulgaria. Depending on your country of departure, you may be subject to quarantine measures and may need to present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken no more than 72 hours before you travel (see Travel). If you transit through Bulgaria, you&#039;ll be required to complete a declaration on arrival that you&#039;re COVID-19 free, you aren&#039;t under quarantine and you&#039;ll follow Bulgarian health measures. You must wear a mask in most indoor public spaces. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to</span> Bulgaria.</p> 01 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 6c924713-a8a2-477a-b29e-f979bba95cb3 Bulgaria 5/5 Do not travel Zambia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/zambia International airports are now open. If you fly to Zambia despite our advice, you’ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 14 days before you arrive. Quarantine arrangements may depend on your travel arrangements and may change at short notice. Contact your nearest Zambian Embassy or Consulate for details. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Zambia.</p> 01 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller d0bf47bc-a836-45e0-8f27-ddd3e76ffc56 Zambia 5/5 Do not travel Hungary https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/hungary From 1 September, if you&#039;re not a Hungarian national then you&#039;re not allowed to enter Hungary unless you have an exemption (see &#039;Travel&#039;). You can still transit through Hungary but must undergo a medical examination at the border and show no symptoms of COVID-19. Entry restrictions may change at short notice. Public health measures are in place. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Hungary.</span></span></p> 01 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller fc35cd82-1c47-4bab-8b0b-919c4ba08176 Hungary 5/5 Do not travel Kuwait https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/kuwait There are limited commercial flights from Kuwait to Australia via Doha, Dubai and other transit hubs. Contact your airline or travel provider and follow the Australian Embassy on social media for major updates. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> </span> Kuwait.</p> 31 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 55be6ff4-3b6c-418d-a526-695ece5e4a08 Kuwait 5/5 Do not travel Ukraine https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/ukraine Ukraine has closed its borders to foreigners until 28 September, with some exceptions (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Quarantine restrictions in Ukraine have been extended until 31 October. If you&#039;re allowed to enter Ukraine you must have valid health insurance and it should cover COVID-19 treatment. Monitor the Visit Ukraine website for entry requirements specific to the country you are travelling from. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Ukraine.</span></span></p> 31 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 920f7fe6-5e49-405d-8f1c-5c04e7495377 Ukraine 5/5 Do not travel Benin https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/benin Visas to enter Benin are restricted. You&#039;re only allowed to enter or exit Benin if it is an &#039;extreme necessity’. If you enter by air, you&#039;ll be tested for COVID-19 on arrival at your own expense. If you&#039;re sick, you may be quarantined in a government-designated hotel for 14 days at your own expense. You must also undergo testing if you&#039;re leaving Benin. You must wear a face mask in public in most cities and towns, including Cotonou. Non-essential public gatherings are suspended. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Benin.</p> 31 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller a2e80ed2-6dd3-48b6-a6c1-934fecd4a8cc Benin 5/5 Do not travel Singapore https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/singapore Only Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, or holders of a &quot;Long-Term Pass&quot; can travel to Singapore. You can&#039;t enter Singapore for short-term visits. If you&#039;re a holder of a Long-Term pass and get approval to enter Singapore, you&#039;ll need to wear an electronic monitoring device (similar to a wrist watch) if you self-quarantine outside of a government facility. If you&#039;re travelling from Australia, you&#039;ll need to quarantine for seven days (reduced from 14 days) on arrival. You can transit Changi Airport if you&#039;re travelling between Australian cities and certain locations in Asia, Europe and New Zealand provided you&#039;re on Singapore Airlines, Silk Air or Scoot Airlines and connecting with the same airline. You can’t transit on flights operated by other airlines. Transit and flight options to/from Singapore change frequently. Contact Singapore Airlines for the latest flight and transit requirements. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span><span><span><span>Singapore.</span></span></span></p> 31 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 7ba9e818-4172-4445-b434-ca487fb36149 Singapore 5/5 Do not travel Croatia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/croatia Travel to Croatia is restricted for non-EU nationals due to COVID-19. Some exemptions may apply. If you&#039;re allowed to enter Croatia, you&#039;ll need to self-isolate for 14 days, or present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken within 48 hours of your arrival. You must wear a face mask on public transport, in taxis, shops and other indoor areas. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Croatia.</p> 31 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c8959125-4e38-47d1-910a-fc362a3756d1 Croatia 5/5 Do not travel Brazil https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/brazil Brazil has extended the temporary closure of its land and sea borders, but is allowing entry by air, if you can show proof of valid health insurance executed in Portuguese or English with a minimum coverage of BR30,000 for your visit (see ‘Travel’ and ‘COVID-19’ for details). The incidence of COVID-19 in Brazil remains high. Consider whether you have enough support and access to effective health services if you&#039;re staying. If in doubt, we recommend you return to Australia, but be prepared for possible delays given flight availability. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. <br /> <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Brazil.</p> 28 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 254891ec-a9e2-442d-9257-1c0bec4ebe15 Brazil 5/5 Do not travel Cambodia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/cambodia To enter Cambodia you’ll need a visa and and proof of health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment. You&#039;ll also need evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test issued by your home country in the 72 hours before your departure. On arrival, you&#039;ll be tested again. You&#039;ll be required to travel directly to a hotel where you will stay until your test results are provided to you. If your test result, or that of anyone on the same flight, is positive, you’ll be quarantined at a government facility for 14 days at your own expense, with a further test on the 13th day. If your test result is negative, you&#039;ll need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. All arrivals have to deposit USD 2,000 in cash to cover these costs. These measures, including movement restrictions in country, may change at short notice (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p><span><span><span>We advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Cambodia<span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 27 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 590dbac7-7e31-40b9-946d-8ad452630c99 Cambodia 5/5 Do not travel Germany https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/germany Germany has lifted entry restrictions from a small number of third countries with low rates of COVID-19. If you&#039;re arriving from a high risk country you&#039;ll be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and may be required to quarantine for 14 days. If you’re transiting Germany, make sure the country you&#039;re travelling from is in the list of countries without travel restrictions (see Travel). If you’re staying in Germany, wear a face mask in public areas, including in shops, public transport and maintain social distance. Follow the advice of local authorities and the Australian Embassy in Germany&#039;s social media for major updates. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Germany.</span></span></p> 26 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller caf87516-5fdf-4c06-9747-66c30e815f78 Germany 5/5 Do not travel Bosnia and Herzegovina https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/bosnia-and-herzegovina Restrictions are in place for entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina, these could change at short notice. EU nationals have to present a medical certificate confirming COVID-19 negative status not older than 48 hours upon entry. Transit through Bosnia and Herzegovina is possible without the need for a negative PCR test (see &#039;Travel&#039;). If you remain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, follow the advice of local authorities and local media for the latest information on COVID-19 measures. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to </span></span>Bosnia and Herzegovina.</p> 26 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 19e24034-56b8-4e1d-93b7-44c1386cd9ff Bosnia and Herzegovina 5/5 Do not travel French Polynesia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/french-polynesia Enforceable social distancing measures are in place. You have to follow strict pre-departure and registration processes. You must wear a face mask in certain public spaces and on public transport. Fines may apply. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a><span><span> to French Polynesia.</span></span></p> 25 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 27d8940f-c281-475a-9bb2-44b98b5de4b3 French Polynesia 5/5 Do not travel Afghanistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/afghanistan International flights are operating to and from Kabul. Be aware that flights can be postponed or cancelled at short notice. If you&#039;re travelling with Emirates from Afghanistan you must carry a negative COVID-19 certificate issued by a government approved laboratory. Certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure. Contact Emirates or your travel agent for further details. If you’re in Afghanistan despite our advice, be alert and follow the advice of local authorities. The serious and ongoing threats of kidnapping and the volatile security environment have not changed. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Afghanistan due to the extremely dangerous security situation and the very high threat of terrorist attack.</p> 24 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9aa5a7d8-c695-411c-a64a-7586b3fb680e Afghanistan 5/5 Do not travel Argentina https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/argentina Argentina continues to observe lockdown restrictions until further notice. Provincial and local authorities have relaxed some restrictions in certain provinces, including in the city and province of Buenos Aires, which has permitted certain activities, including individual sports. However, other provinces have brought back tougher restrictions. Intermittent charter flights may continue into October.<br /> <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Argentina.</p> 24 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 49c2a191-f3bb-4375-8ee0-26366a47d5eb Argentina 5/5 Do not travel Philippines https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/philippines The Philippines has implemented a range of quarantine measures and restrictions for COVID-19. The National Capital Region, including Manila and southern Luzon provinces, is now under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The remainder of the country is under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). It&#039;s mandatory to wear face shields on public transport. Follow the advice of local authorities for specific restrictions in your area and monitor the Australian Ambassador&#039;s social media and the embassy website for major updates. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to the </span></span>Philippines.</p> 21 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 14d55142-3580-4d73-800f-d810fee1550d Philippines 5/5 Do not travel Chad https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/chad There are limited commercial flights into and from N&#039;Djamena airport. If you travel to Chad, you&#039;ll need to show a negative Covid-19 test taken within the last 72 hours. On arrival, you&#039;ll have to surrender your passport to authorities while you maintain a period of self-isolation. You must wear a face mask when outdoors. There&#039;s a curfew between 8pm and 5am in some regions, including N’DJamena. <br /> <p>We haven't changed our level of advice:</p> <p><a href="/node/33">Do not travel</a> to Chad due to the significant risk of terrorist attack.</p> <p> </p> 21 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c522e835-2d82-45a2-9bd4-997255eadd16 Chad 5/5 Do not travel Zimbabwe https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/zimbabwe Zimbabwe is currently in lockdown. During this time, you&#039;re required to stay at home except for essential movement to seek health services or purchase food. A curfew is in place. You must wear a face mask in public. The Australian Embassy in Harare is not open to the public due to the lockdown but will continue to provide limited services. The security situation can be volatile. You should avoid political activity and protests. <br /> <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Zimbabwe.</p> 21 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 03a85ccc-fdf1-43a2-89fc-800856278fe3 Zimbabwe 5/5 Do not travel Ecuador https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/ecuador The National Public Health Emergency remains in place and you must wear a face covering in public. Municipalities can tailor and enforce COVID-19 regulations and restrictions and you could be fined for violating measures. Limited commercial flights in and out of Ecuador are available, but all land borders with Peru and Colombia remain closed. If you travel to Ecuador despite our advice, you&#039;ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken in the 7 days before you arrive, or take a COVID-19 test on arrival. Rapid-result tests will not be accepted.<br /> <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Ecuador. </span></span></p> 20 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 81884b56-8d7c-4b57-a386-c4dd1f8686d4 Ecuador 5/5 Do not travel Malta https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/malta Malta has restricted visitors entering, unless you&#039;ve travelled from an approved (&#039;green&#039;) area and have stayed there for 2 weeks before entering. Travellers from areas on the &#039;amber&#039; list will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to arriving. You may be granted an exemption if you&#039;re not from an approved area and your travel is for essential purposes. In those cases, other restrictions will apply. You must wear face masks or visors in enclosed public areas, including shops, the airport and on public transport. No more than 15 people can gather in groups in public spaces. You may be fined for not wearing a mask or gathering in larger groups. <p dir="ltr">We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Malta.</p> 20 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9b4b2ed9-cf85-433e-a427-16ef1264bb8d Malta 5/5 Do not travel Democratic Republic of the Congo https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/democratic-republic-congo DRC has opened some of its international borders and resumed international flights from Kinshasa N’Djili International Airport and domestic flights from most airports. Contact your airline directly for the latest update and register with the Canadian Embassy in Kinshasa for advice on departure options. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.</span></span></p> 19 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 4ca5c46e-8d5b-49b6-97c0-2074dee9cb67 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5/5 Do not travel Iraq https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/iraq Iraq has implemented a range of measures in response to COVID-19, including travel restrictions, lockdowns and curfews. International flights have resumed at reduced capacity, but these can be postponed or cancelled at short notice. If you&#039;re travelling to Iraq despite our advice or making departure plans, you must carry a negative COVID-19 certificate issued within 72 hours of scheduled travel. Due to volatile security environment and the ongoing threat of kidnappings, we advise you to leave Iraq as soon as you are able to do so. If you&#039;re staying in Iraq, be alert and check media for updates on new threats. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="8155da9d-87f5-48d2-9bc0-fb294a56fb70" href="/advice-explained" title="Travel advice explained">Do not travel</a> to Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, due to the volatile security situation and very high risk of violence, armed conflict, kidnapping and terrorist attack.<br />  </p> 19 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 147e5bb3-3362-4c9b-b859-f2a7eaeb2e14 Iraq 5/5 Do not travel Mali https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mali There has been political unrest and reports of gunfire in Bamako and surrounding areas. The situation remains uncertain and could deteriorate quickly. Remain indoors, monitor local media for latest developments and follow the directions of local authorities. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Mali. <p dir="ltr">We haven’t changed our level of advice:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="/node/33">Do not travel</a> to Mali due to the national state of emergency, and the high risk of terrorism and kidnapping. This includes the capital, Bamako.</p> 19 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 08d48055-de20-405e-92c9-15897ec90c7f Mali 5/5 Do not travel Greece https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/greece A curfew from midnight to 7am is in place for bars and restaurants in some mainland areas and islands. Face masks are mandatory in all indoor retail and public service spaces. Entry requirements are in place due to COVID-19. Check arrival protocols in the Travel section. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Greece.</span></span></p> 19 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller feeff074-56c5-4291-b14c-0bc33c1c197a Greece 5/5 Do not travel Romania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/romania There&#039;s an ongoing State of Alert in Romania . Many airlines have suspended flights and some airports are still closed. It&#039;s mandatory to wear face masks in indoor and outdoor public spaces, as well as on public transport. Only Romanian and EU citizens, their family members, and those with valid residency permits can enter Romania. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Romania.</span></span></p> 19 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 15e523a6-a54a-49c2-86e4-e44fe8c6929e Romania 5/5 Do not travel Eswatini https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/eswatini Eswatini&#039;s borders are closed. There are no international flights to and from Eswatini during this lockdown. You can only travel there if you&#039;re an Eswatini national, and you&#039;ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours of your arrival.<br /> <br /> <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Eswatini.</p> 19 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 0ad9ed20-0624-4edf-96ac-2961d850aa33 Eswatini 5/5 Do not travel Serbia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/serbia If you&#039;re visiting Serbia from North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania or Croatia you must have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 48 hours. A state of emergency exists in many towns and cities, including Belgrade. You must wear a mask indoors and on public transport. Local authorities advise people to observe social distancing and wear masks outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. Some countries do not permit entry of travellers who have been in Serbia, regardless of nationality. Monitor media and follow the Australian Embassy Facebook page for updates. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Serbia.</p> 18 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f597d948-775f-4539-94b7-5c44acbd755b Serbia 5/5 Do not travel Macau https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/macau You won&#039;t be allowed to enter or transit through Macau unless you’re a resident in Macau, mainland China, Hong Kong or Taiwan and you haven’t travelled elsewhere in the past 14 days. You will need to have a valid negative COVID-19 test (nucleic acid test) to enter and depart Macau. You&#039;ll also undergo temperature check and refused boarding if you have a fever. You may need to undergo medical observation for 14 days at a designated venue unless you have travelled from mainland China through a land border crossing. Additional entry restrictions and medical screenings may apply if you&#039;re travelling from designated high-risk areas. These restrictions may change at short notice. Contact your airline or travel provider for the latest update and follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span> to </span></span> Macau.</p> 18 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 424ffd68-8e96-4005-976e-8017b49cd86b Macau 5/5 Do not travel Costa Rica https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/costa-rica Costa Rica has lifted entry restrictions for a small number of countries with low rates of COVID-19. Travellers who can prove they spent at least 14 days in selected 44 countries (see Travel) and travel directly by air to Costa Rica will be allowed to enter. You&#039;ll also need proof of insurance purchased from the approved insurance provider, a negative COVID (PRC-RT) test taken within 48 hours and a digital health pass completed prior to your travel. Residents of Costa Rica can enter from any country with a digital form completed prior to travel. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Costa Rica.</p> 18 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 11701824-ad4b-4e5a-b033-f3fb6e2736c1 Costa Rica 5/5 Do not travel Honduras https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/honduras International flights departing Honduras have resumed. Book directly with the airlines and arrive at the airport early. When leaving Honduras, you need to complete a pre-immigration check online (see Travel) through the Honduran National Institute of Migration website. When travelling to the airport, you can show your flight ticket if local authorities ask to see your letter of &#039;salvoconducto&#039; (safe passage). You must wear a face mask while outside and maintain social distancing.<br /> <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Honduras<span>. </span></span></span></p> 18 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 6bdeee41-3fb0-4a18-b939-629d5b6083e6 Honduras 5/5 Do not travel Tanzania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/tanzania You&#039;ll be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19 when entering or leaving Tanzania. If you show symptoms of COVID-19, expect further investigations and possible self-isolation for 14 days. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your exposure to COVID-19. Make sure you follow rules about hand washing, mask wearing, and keeping your physical distance. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Tanzania.</p> 18 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller bfa6fcc0-e750-4e90-b754-62aa53fbfcfd Tanzania 5/5 Do not travel Solomon Islands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/solomon-islands International flights into and out of Solomon Islands are cancelled. Follow the Australian High Commission&#039;s social media accounts for updates on possible unscheduled flights. (See Travel for links.) If you&#039;re remaining in Solomon Islands, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Solomon Islands.</span></span></p> 14 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 4da35327-d297-43be-88f0-1bcd4985927e Solomon Islands 5/5 Do not travel Pakistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/pakistan Restrictions on international flights to and from Pakistan and domestic flights within Pakistan have been lifted. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest information. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel </a>to Pakistan.</p> 14 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 1088308c-cbcd-4c72-a3db-8a2575a532b0 Pakistan 5/5 Do not travel Panama https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/panama Commercial flights leaving Panama have resumed. Book directly with the airlines. Check US and Canadian entry or transit requirements. To transit through Canada, you’ll need evidence of an onward connecting flight. If you secure a flight out, you may need to show authorities a letter of ‘salvoconducto’ (safe passage) to get to the airport. Contact the Australian Consulate in Panama City (see Local contacts). If you&#039;re remaining in Panama, check the list of essential services available on the website of the Australian Embassy in Mexico City. There&#039;s a curfew in place, and you must wear a face mask when going outside. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> <span><span> Panama<span>. </span></span></span></p> 14 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 232cd05c-1ef2-42c6-9226-41c3616d59db Panama 5/5 Do not travel Mexico https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/mexico Mexico has declared a &#039;new normal&#039; due to COVID-19. Businesses and activities will recommence based on a traffic light system, depending on local conditions. COVID-19 is still a serious health risk in Mexico. Expect widespread closures of businesses and movement restrictions to continue. Measures will vary by state. If you&#039;re staying in Mexico, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to minimise exposure to COVID-19, and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe. <p><span><span><span>We advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span><span>to Mexico</span></span></span></p> 13 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 061a10c7-4e62-41a9-8fb2-2199d31eaef9 Mexico 5/5 Do not travel Algeria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/algeria Algeria has closed its borders until further notice. Measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, including curfews, are in place in large cities and provinces. These may change at short notice. You must wear a mask in public spaces, including places of work. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Algeria.</span></span></p> 12 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c339149f-ecd4-4437-bcc1-7edc2efa781b Algeria 5/5 Do not travel Bhutan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/bhutan Bhutan has introduced a nationwide lockdown until further notice. The local authorities have closed schools, offices and commercial establishments, and will only allow authorised services to operate during the lockdown. If you&#039;re in Bhutan, stay home and ensure you&#039;ve essential supplies to last at least 14 days. Monitor your health closely and contact 2121 or 1112 for medical emergency. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Bhutan.</p> 12 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9f6bf81c-cb60-49f2-9e1a-d63fd51160cc Bhutan 5/5 Do not travel Haiti https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/haiti Borders have reopened along with international airports in Port Au Prince and Cap Haitien. Several airlines have resumed a limited flight schedule. Haitian authorities have lifted the state of emergency but measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 remain in place (see Travel). The general security situation remains volatile. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Haiti.</p> 11 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 36ccb0e0-b1b2-4afc-a60a-b0310997aa96 Haiti 5/5 Do not travel Guyana https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/guyana There are still no scheduled flights to and from Guyana. Only some charter flights have been allowed to enter and depart. If you&#039;re in Guyana and wish to leave, contact airlines, your travel agent or travel insurance provider to discuss travel options. There is a curfew in place, as well as other measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> </span> Guyana.</p> 11 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 53dac86a-8c55-4644-a6c0-033befbf2617 Guyana 5/5 Do not travel Cameroon https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/cameroon Restrictions on movements and gatherings are gradually easing, but it&#039;s still mandatory to wear a face mask in public. Limited international commercial flights are available. If you travel to Cameroon, you&#039;ll need a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of your arrival, or you&#039;ll be tested on arrival. Further restrictions may apply.<br /> <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span>to </span> Cameroon.</p> 11 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller aa6dbb20-8247-421d-8a2c-229c1dc5ea80 Cameroon 5/5 Do not travel Poland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/poland Poland’s borders are now open to EU citizens, but unless you meet one of the exemption categories, entry for non-EU citizens remains unchanged. Further restrictions may be imposed in some local regions if case numbers rise (see Travel). If you&#039;re in Poland, you should continue to practise social distancing and you&#039;ll need to wear a face mask inside shops, in public buildings, on public transport and in hair salons. You may incur a fine for not wearing a mask. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Poland.</p> 10 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 8980b831-dca8-4240-9516-626a5eeba20f Poland 5/5 Do not travel Canada https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/canada Foreign nationals aren&#039;t permitted to enter Canada for non-essential purposes. There are a small number of exceptions to these restrictions (see Travel). If you&#039;re allowed to enter Canada, you must demonstrate you have a suitable plan to self-isolate for 14 days or you&#039;ll be sent to a designated quarantine facility. You must wear a face mask or covering while travelling, at Canadian airports, at screening checkpoints, in most public spaces, and where physical distancing requirements aren&#039;t possible. If you don&#039;t have your own face mask, you won&#039;t be allowed to fly to, from or within Canada. If you&#039;re in Canada and wish to return to Australia, be prepared that direct flights between Canada and Australia are suspended. You may be able to fly to Australia via the US, Qatar or other hubs. Follow the Australian High Commission in Canada on social media for updates. <p><span><span><span>We advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span><span>to Canada.</span></span></span></p> 10 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller ce4db62d-7b88-49e0-a1de-ac984cd2a690 Canada 5/5 Do not travel Switzerland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/switzerland You can enter Switzerland from the Schengen area and directly from other specified countries (see Travel). You can also enter if you have a particular right to be in Switzerland, such as having a residence permit. EU/EFTA and UK citizens and their families, irrespective of nationality, can also enter. However, if you&#039;ve been in a country or area with an increased risk of infection in the last 14 days, you&#039;ll need to quarantine in your accommodation for 10 days (see Travel). Strict hygiene and social distancing rules are in place, including the mandatory use of masks on public transport. There may be additional requirements that apply to you depending on the canton you&#039;re in. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Switzerland.</span></span></p> 10 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 93f55569-1438-4f2c-93cf-ec8494dbb037 Switzerland 5/5 Do not travel Somalia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/somalia Somalia has resumed international and domestic flights. If despite our advice you travel to Somalia, you&#039;ll need a COVID-19 negative certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to boarding your flight. Somalia has put in place a range of measures to control the spread of COVID-19. In Mogadishu these include a night-time curfew, as well as measures relating to public gatherings, schools and mosques. Local authorities in Somaliland have announced additional measures. A reduced flight service still operates between Hargeisa and Addis Ababa for those wishing to leave Somaliland. There&#039;s an ongoing high threat of terrorism with attacks expected to continue. If you wish to leave Somalia, leave now if it is safe to do so. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="/node/33">Do not travel </a>to Somalia due to the high risk of terrorist attack, kidnapping, armed conflict and violent crime.</p> 07 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 3c4ae162-3d29-41c7-82ad-565fbb779caa Somalia 5/5 Do not travel Bangladesh https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/bangladesh To contain the spread of COVID-19, Bangladesh has implemented a range of measures, including localised lockdowns and curfews. Although some international commercial flights have resumed, seats remain limited. To travel into or out of the country, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before boarding your flight. These and other entry or exit measures may change at short notice. Follow the advice of the local authorities and contact your airline directly for the latest update. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Bangladesh.</span></span></p> <p> </p> 06 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller d69c2ae7-2317-4c08-b992-8aaa0bc25585 Bangladesh 5/5 Do not travel Niger https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/niger A state of emergency is in place. All land borders are closed. International flights are operating. If travelling into or out of Niger by air, you&#039;ll need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken 72 hours prior to your travel. You must wear a face mask in public places, markets, and on public transport in Niamey and maintain social distancing. <br /> <p>We haven't changed our level of advice:</p> <p><a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="8155da9d-87f5-48d2-9bc0-fb294a56fb70" href="/advice-explained" title="Travel advice explained">Do not travel</a> to Niger due to the high threat of kidnapping, terrorist attack, crime and the unpredictable security environment.</p> 06 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 17e45f53-2244-4154-87e4-ae26e578ca9f Niger 5/5 Do not travel Iran https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/iran There is widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in Iran. There have been many deaths. If despite our advice you travel to Iran, you&#039;ll need to provide an English-language health certificate, including a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted within 96 hours of arrival. If you&#039;re suspected of having the virus, you&#039;ll be quarantined at a government-managed facility at your own expense. Airlines are reducing or stopping flights into and out of Iran. Medical evacuation is not likely to be possible. If you’re in Iran, we continue to recommend you leave while commercial options are available. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Iran due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The security situation remains volatile and there's a high risk you could be arbitrarily detained or arrested.</p> <p> </p> 04 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 0e9f9775-6769-4920-9c3d-937d805efb59 Iran 5/5 Do not travel Thailand https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/thailand Incoming passenger flights are suspended. Foreigners can&#039;t enter or transit Thailand except in extremely limited circumstances (see &#039;Travel&#039;). There are limited flights out of Thailand. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Thailand (see &#039;Local contacts&#039; for links). <p><span><span><span>We advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span> Thailand.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> 02 Aug 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 4c68c636-b3d7-4628-b4ec-e876d1c5672c Thailand 5/5 Do not travel Dominican Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/dominican-republic To enter the Dominican Republic, you&#039;ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken in the 5 days before you arrive. If you don&#039;t present this test, or you show symptoms on arrival, you&#039;ll be tested at the airport. If you test positive, you&#039;ll need to quarantine as instructed by authorities. A national State of Emergency was declared on 20 July for a period of 45 days and nationwide curfews are in place. The curfew times vary depending on your location. Further movement restrictions may be implemented at short notice. If you&#039;re in a public place or at work, you must wear a face mask at all times or you could be fined. Monitor the media and follow the instructions of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to the Dominican Republic. </span></span></p> 31 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller d4f2529c-a9c8-41a6-89a4-3cd3d7d48fbe Dominican Republic 5/5 Do not travel Qatar https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/qatar If you normally reside in Qatar but are currently overseas, you can apply to return to Qatar from 1 August. If you&#039;re travelling to Qatar from a country designated as &#039;COVID low risk&#039; you may be able to quarantine at home under strict conditions. For more information, call 109 from inside Qatar or +974 44069999 from outside Qatar, or contact the nearest Qatari embassy or consulate. Australians can transit through Qatar. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Qatar.</p> 30 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller bc358f07-2c27-46bb-8f74-901542a970d2 Qatar 5/5 Do not travel Nicaragua https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/nicaragua Commercial flights out of Nicaragua are mostly suspended. Flight schedules and border restrictions are changing at short notice. Follow the Australian Embassy in Mexico on social media for flight updates. Where flights do become available, book directly with the airline. If you plan to enter Nicaragua, you must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken within 72 hours prior to entry or 96 hours prior to entry if you&#039;re travelling from Asia, Africa or Oceania. If you&#039;re granted entry, you&#039;ll be monitored by phone by health officials for 14 days. You&#039;ll be denied entry if you have respiratory disease symptoms or a fever. <br /> <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Nicaragua.</p> 30 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 92df2c90-5cc1-46bb-b408-aa64dbbcfebb Nicaragua 5/5 Do not travel The Bahamas https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/bahamas International flights are operating into and out of the Bahamas, but flight availability is restricted. The Bahamas has a state of public emergency in place and other COVID-19 measures are in force. If you travel to The Bahamas, you&#039;ll be subject to 14 days quarantine on arrival. Monitor local media for updates and follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to t</span></span>he Bahamas.</p> 30 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 0a6a9969-4141-48a9-a1c5-177bd1c2fd10 The Bahamas 5/5 Do not travel Kosovo https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/kosovo There are overnight curfews in several municipalities. You must wear a face mask when outside. Land borders are open but you may have to do a health check at the border. Pristina airport is open. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media.<br /> <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Kosovo.</span></span></p> 30 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f88fa3da-d371-479f-863d-61d537423540 Kosovo 5/5 Do not travel Finland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/finland Finland now permits entry for residents from some countries assessed to be low COVID-19 risk. If you&#039;re an Australian citizen or resident already overseas and are travelling from a country with a high COVID-19 risk, you may be denied entry to Finland. Public health measures are in place due to COVID-19. Check with local authorities and your airline for the latest information. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Finland.</span></span></p> 28 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c601bce2-09cb-4fd9-a247-ddfed038ef5b Finland 5/5 Do not travel Ireland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/ireland If you&#039;re travelling to Ireland from a green list location you won&#039;t have to restrict your movements. However, if you arrive from a non-green list location, you have to self-isolate at home for 14 days (see Travel). You must also complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form before arrival. Follow the advice of local authorities and the Australian Embassy&#039;s social media accounts for regular updates. See Local contacts for links. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Ireland.</span></span></p> 28 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 124d7b3c-1900-4e67-83b7-e0c29b8da227 Ireland 5/5 Do not travel Georgia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/georgia Regular international passenger flights remain suspended and Georgia&#039;s borders are closed to all foreign nationals, apart from citizens or residents of France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. If you wish to depart Georgia, limited flight options are available. See travel for details. Most internal restrictions in response to COVID-19, including bans on entering and exiting major cities, have been lifted. Additional restrictions may be implemented at short notice and fines may be imposed for violations of new restrictions. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise: </span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to </span></span>Georgia</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 27 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller ade235cd-d199-4ae8-aa21-cd6a55ba853c Georgia 5/5 Do not travel Syria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/syria If you&#039;re in Syria, you can now enter Lebanon if you have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result and a valid plane ticket to travel via Beirut airport. These entry and exit measures may change without notice, contact relevant Lebanese authorities and your airline directly before making your travel plans. The security situation remains extremely volatile. If you&#039;re in Syria, consider leaving now through commercial means. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Syria due to the extremely dangerous security situation. Armed conflict is ongoing and air strikes, kidnappings and terrorist attacks are common.</p> 24 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller eb66dacd-fb2c-4e88-bbbc-3cd95f0cd239 Syria 5/5 Do not travel Japan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/japan If you&#039;re an Australian already overseas and travelling to Japan, you won&#039;t be able to use public transport for 14 days after arrival, including any travel from the airport. Wear a face mask in public places, particularly on public transport and when in enclosed spaces. If you&#039;re a long-term resident of Japan and wish to return, you may only do so if immigration authorities grant an exemption to the entry ban. Flights to Australia are limited and flight schedules may change at short notice. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span><span>We advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span> Japan.</span></span></span></p> 24 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 375607eb-9b12-4f0c-95c6-102142fccd20 Japan 5/5 Do not travel North Macedonia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/north-macedonia North Macedonia’s borders are open to Australian citizens and flights have resumed. Transits through North Macedonia are possible. Make sure you can enter the country you are transiting to. This information may change at short notice. Monitor local media for updates. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to North Macedonia.</span></span></p> <div class="js-injected-tooltip destination"> <h5> </h5> </div> 24 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller cf3b583b-b8ed-4a6a-a8d0-10ed85312f18 North Macedonia 5/5 Do not travel The Gambia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/gambia The Gambia has closed all air, sea and land borders. There are currently no commercial flights operating. There&#039;s a state of public emergency. Non-essential public gatherings are banned and venues including restaurants, cafes, bars, casinos, sports facilities are closed. Non-essential employees must stay at home. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Markets and shops are open with restricted hours. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> the Gambia<span>.</span></p> 23 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 106ba227-9fcc-45ca-b8be-dde7b34dabc5 The Gambia 5/5 Do not travel Jamaica https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/jamaica You must get a &#039;Travel Authorisation&#039; from Jamaican authorities prior to travelling there. You&#039;ll be tested on arrival for COVID-19 and will be quarantined at a location determined by health authorities. Additional measures are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 (see Travel). Follow the advice of local authorities and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span>Jamaica.</p> 14 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 5ad1dcef-ef5c-4939-bbb7-22f38c897af8 Jamaica 5/5 Do not travel Gabon https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/gabon Gabon has partially reopened its borders, allowing two international flights per airline per week. It&#039;s mandatory to wear a face mask in public. There is a curfew in place from 8pm to 5am. If you have overstayed your visa because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, you won’t be penalised when you leave. If you&#039;re staying in Gabon, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to </span></span>Gabon.</p> 10 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller e56f349a-e5f0-4cd0-a980-430a729fcd1b Gabon 5/5 Do not travel Sweden https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/sweden Sweden is allowing entry to residents of several countries. Global travel continues to be impacted by COVID-19 and remains unpredictable. Your plans may be disrupted at short notice. Be aware of the risks of travelling at this time and make informed decisions by regularly checking the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Sweden.</span></span></p> 09 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller d7a8c861-4c26-47b7-bd73-cc6f22c2d386 Sweden 5/5 Do not travel Maldives https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/maldives There are limited commercial flights in and out of the Maldives. Flight schedules continue to change at short notice. If you’re in Maldives, follow the Maldive tourism and health guidelines and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to the Maldives.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 09 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller e4dacab4-d64a-4f74-bfaa-a38c912e6787 Maldives 5/5 Do not travel Sri Lanka https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/sri-lanka Commercial passenger flights to Sri Lanka remain suspended. Flights to depart the country are limited and schedules may change at short notice. Contact your airline or the Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority directly to determine your available options. If you’re in Sri Lanka, always wear a face mask in public places and follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Sri Lanka.</p> 09 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller cb010588-cb73-4e70-9829-22db6703ed17 Sri Lanka 5/5 Do not travel Angola https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/angola Angola is under a ‘state of public calamity’ until further notice. Most shops and services are now allowed to operate with some restrictions. If you&#039;re in Angola and your visa has reached its expiry date, it&#039;ll stay valid until 30 August 2020. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Angola.</span></span></p> 06 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller a0aadc20-f857-4585-a9a5-084ea5ebfb7e Angola 5/5 Do not travel Libya https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/libya If you&#039;re in Libya, leave as soon as possible if it is safe for you to do so. Regularly reassess your security arrangements and access to effective health services. Our capacity to provide consular assistance to Australians in Libya is limited. The Australian Government has no plans to evacuate you. There are some commercial flights out of Libya, including some flights organised by other governments. Keep checking the website and social media of airlines and airports for available flights. If you choose to take one of these flights, you’ll need to determine whether it is safe for you to travel, taking account of the advice of local authorities. This includes curfews and travel restrictions as a result of the conflict and COVID-19 pandemic. We can’t advise you on the safety of departure options. In certain areas, e.g. where fighting is taking place, the best course of action may be to stay where you are until it becomes safer to move on. You should contact the Embassy in Rome if you require consular assistance. <p dir="ltr">We haven’t changed our level of advice:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="/node/33">Do not travel</a> to Libya due to ongoing fighting, unstable security, and the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping.</p> 24 Jun 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 83649a37-61b8-4011-843b-2883dc5eb388 Libya 5/5 Do not travel Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/cote-divoire-ivory-coast All commercial flights have been suspended and land and sea borders are closed. Expect movement restrictions. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Côte d&#039;Ivoire. <p><span><span><span>We advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span>to </span></span></span>Côte d'Ivoire. </p> 17 Jun 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 74d34816-6987-4f5c-99d5-b7ce5252cf05 Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 5/5 Do not travel Burkina Faso https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/burkina-faso Burkina Faso&#039;s borders are closed to foreigners and international flights are cancelled. If you&#039;re in Burkina Faso, you must wear a face mask. Further measures may be introduced without notice. A state of emergency is in place in certain provinces in the East, Sahel, Hauts Bassins, Boucle de Mouhoun, North and Centre-East regions. You may face penalties if you break curfew in these areas. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Burkina Faso.</p> <p> </p> 12 Jun 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller ffebbcf9-4992-4f81-baeb-37255c00362d Burkina Faso 5/5 Do not travel Senegal https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/senegal Senegal is under a State of Emergency. A curfew is in place between 11pm and 5am. You may face penalties if you break curfew. There&#039;s very limited commercial air transport options. Avoid travelling between the main cities and regions with confirmed COVID-19 cases. You must wear a face mask in public spaces, including in government buildings, shops, restaurants and on all forms of transport. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Senegal. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Senegal.</span></span></p> <p> </p> 12 Jun 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9001d210-ca4a-4cec-87bd-c7f58c0782c9 Senegal 5/5 Do not travel Uganda https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/uganda Uganda&#039;s borders are closed and flights are only departing with government approval. If you&#039;re interested in commercial flight options to get home to Australia, register with the Australian High Commission in Nairobi by emailing consular.nairobi@dfat.gov.au. Uganda has a nationwide curfew from 9.00pm to 5.30am every day. Essential services including food stores, banks and private security remain open, other non-essential services are gradually re-opening. Public and private transport is allowed, except in border districts, with some restrictions. Gatherings of more than five people are banned including political and cultural gatherings. It&#039;s compulsory to wear masks in public. If you show symptoms of COVID-19, expect local authorities to quarantine you. Monitor the media for information on latest developments. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Uganda.</p> 04 Jun 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c8c68cdf-c007-4b63-9768-81e809584fda Uganda 5/5 Do not travel Albania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/albania Albania has reopened its borders and you&#039;re free to move around within the country. Some neighbouring countries still have travel restrictions in place. Follow the advice of local authorities, adhere to social distancing protocols and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. <p><span><span>We advise you:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Albania.</span></span></p> 04 Jun 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 0039478a-b273-4d91-8a48-8e1556b66357 Albania 5/5 Do not travel South Korea (Republic of Korea) https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/south-korea-republic-korea Foreign nationals residing in South Korea on most types of long-term visas will need to apply for a re-entry permit before undertaking any travel out of South Korea. If you leave without a re-entry permit, you&#039;ll need to apply for a new long-term visa before you can return. Some visa holders may be exempt from these measures (see ‘Travel’). If you have been granted a re-entry permit allowing you to return, you&#039;ll also need a medical certificate (in Korean or English) confirming a negative COVID test result or that you show no symptoms of illness. This certificate must be issued within 48hrs prior to boarding your flight to South Korea. <p>Our advice has not changed:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to South Korea </p> 27 May 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 3cb5aea2-54f2-4935-ac5e-b89a802063ea South Korea (Republic of Korea) 5/5 Do not travel Laos https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/laos Foreigners are currently not allowed to enter Laos except in very limited circumstances (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Passenger flights out of Laos have stopped and land borders remain closed. If you plan to leave the country, the Lao authorities now require you to inform the Australian Embassy before you depart. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the Australian Embassy&#039;s social media messages for updates on COVID-19 measures. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Laos.</span></span></p> 20 May 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 356e430b-99c4-4d2b-ae5e-83860e048136 Laos 5/5 Do not travel Lesotho https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/lesotho Lesotho has declared a national emergency and is currently under a state of lockdown. Hygiene protocols have been implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19. The border with South Africa is closed. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Lesotho, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. Register with the High Commission in Pretoria (see Travel) and follow the High Commission website social media for updates (see Local Contacts). <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to </span></span>Lesotho.</p> 15 May 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller ab677b00-3d99-4430-8467-a61eb1b7f4b1 Lesotho 5/5 Do not travel Kyrgyz Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/kyrgyz-republic Local authorities have implemented enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak. These include temporary border closures, flight cancellations, medical checks at international borders. Anyone entering Kyrgyz Republic will be subject to three days mandatory quarantine in state facilities. If you don&#039;t have any symptoms during this time, you will then be allowed to self-isolate for 14 days. Contact your airline or nearest embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to confirm visa and entry requirements. <p><span><span>We advise you:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> </span> the Kyrgyz Republic.</p> 14 May 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 856a15c8-6c09-423c-bf6c-f7341e4c8c3b Kyrgyz Republic 5/5 Do not travel Cuba https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/cuba The Cuban Government has ordered all tourists to leave. Most commercial flights out of Cuba have been suspended, but airlines may organise non-scheduled flights at short notice. Follow @AusEmbMex (Twitter and Facebook) for updates. If you can&#039;t leave, you&#039;ll be confined to designated hotels. Expect widespread closure of businesses and stricter movement restrictions are in place in Havana Centre. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. <p>We advise you:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Cuba.</p> 13 May 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 939d67ea-d54a-41ec-a7b1-e590f2d80684 Cuba 5/5 Do not travel South Sudan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/south-sudan South Sudan has confirmed COVID-19 cases. The Government of South Sudan has announced its intention to resume international flights and some domestic travel. Until this occurs flights to and from South Sudan are suspended and all land borders are closed. A curfew is in place from 10pm to 6am. Restriction levels may change at short notice. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to South Sudan, including Juba, due to instability and ongoing conflict.</p> 12 May 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller aca6e264-f8af-4c60-b6e6-c021b8ada5bd South Sudan 5/5 Do not travel Guinea https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/guinea Due to COVID-19, Guinea has declared a state of emergency until further notice. Preventative measures and restrictions are in place. A nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 5am. It&#039;s extremely unlikely international commercial flights will operate for some time in to or out of Guinea. Don&#039;t rely on published schedules. Contact your travel provider for details. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Guinea. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Guinea<span>.</span></span></span></p> 12 May 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller de048192-1f46-4508-8d21-e59db59b7d42 Guinea 5/5 Do not travel Sierra Leone https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/sierra-leone Land borders are closed. Curfews are in place and wearing a face mask is mandatory. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Sierra Leone. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Sierra Leone.</p> 09 May 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller a6d43682-2288-4d89-b4f2-5801d7806aa6 Sierra Leone 5/5 Do not travel Kazakhstan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/kazakhstan Kazakhstan has introduced a state of emergency and closed its borders in response to the COVID−19 pandemic. Most foreign nationals are unable to enter Kazakhstan. Visa-free entry is temporarily suspended. You will need a valid visa before you travel. Travellers arriving from abroad by any means of transport may be taken into quarantine. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Kazakhstan to confirm entry requirements. <p><span><span>We advise you:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Kazakhstan.</p> 24 Apr 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 4d264808-baae-4f85-b93e-2871a3f185d4 Kazakhstan 5/5 Do not travel Venezuela https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/venezuela COVID-19 is present in Venezuela. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus, including community-wide quarantines. Travel between Venezuelan states is banned, with roadblocks in place and internal flights restricted. Many international flight routes have been suspended. <p dir="ltr">We advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="/node/33">Do not to travel</a>.</p> 15 Apr 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9eb5b8b1-2246-4426-9546-530aec7f8fb0 Venezuela 5/5 Do not travel Liberia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/liberia It&#039;s extremely unlikely international commercial flights will operate for some time into or out of Liberia. Don&#039;t rely on published schedules. Contact your travel provider for details. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Liberia. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. <br /> <p>We advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Liberia.</span> </p> 09 Apr 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 240091b2-ca38-4463-87c1-670acae329a0 Liberia 5/5 Do not travel Tajikistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/tajikistan Tajikistan has implemented enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. These include border closures, flight cancellations, medical checks at international border checkpoints and mandatory 14 day quarantine for travellers arriving from some countries with registered cases of COVID-19. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Tajikistan to confirm entry requirements.<br /> <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Tajikistan.</p> <p> </p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d0585af5-ce16-4333-8138-84b1df1e22df Tajikistan 5/5 Do not travel North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/north-korea-democratic-peoples-republic-korea North Korean authorities have restricted travel to and from China. If you entered North Korea from China or Russia you&#039;ll be quarantined for one month. Tours to North Korea are suspended until further notice. <p dir="ltr">We now advise you to:</p> <p dir="ltr">Do not travel to North Korea.</p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c2ddaf43-44e7-4206-b961-2fa42c43e7c6 North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) 5/5 Do not travel Turkmenistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/turkmenistan All international flights to and from Turkmenistan are currently suspended, road borders are closed and passenger ferries are cancelled. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> </span> Turkmenistan.</p> 28 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller b9b5e2a4-3e64-4f47-afc7-9a72edef76c9 Turkmenistan 5/5 Do not travel Uzbekistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/uzbekistan Uzbekistan has closed its borders in response to COVID−19. Foreign nationals are unable to enter Uzbekistan. Commercial flights are suspended. International rail and road links are also suspended. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> </span> Uzbekistan.</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 22 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 92f59b7b-db77-473d-8f26-efe4c7b5a4fa Uzbekistan 5/5 Do not travel Yemen https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/yemen We&#039;ve reviewed our travel advice for Yemen. <p dir="ltr">We advice:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Yemen due to the very high threat of kidnapping and terrorist attack.</p> 22 Jan 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9c90c002-89cf-4506-98e0-b8b0633723f5 Yemen 5/5 Do not travel Slovakia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/slovakia Slovakia has entry restrictions in place. If you&#039;re an Australian citizen or resident already overseas and have been in a country with a higher COVID-19 risk in the last 14 days, you may be denied entry. You can enter without quarantine or testing if you&#039;re coming from a country deemed as &#039;low risk&#039;. If you&#039;re transiting you&#039;re not required to quarantine or provide a negative COVID-19 test. See &#039;Travel&#039; for details. Public health measures are in place due to COVID-19. Follow the advice of the local authorities. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Slovakia</span></span>.</p> Smartraveller 41c27887-5603-40bc-98bb-c3e4f9e2baae Slovakia 5/5 Do not travel