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 Guinea https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/guinea A curfew is in place in Conakry, Coyah and Dubréka from 11pm to 4am. Masks must be worn in public places. Preventative measures and restrictions apply in response to an Ebola outbreak and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 27 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller de048192-1f46-4508-8d21-e59db59b7d42 Guinea 5/5 Do not travel Montenegro https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/montenegro If you&#039;re travelling from a certain country you must have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than 72 hours before you arrive in Montenegro or quarantine for 14 days on arrival (see &#039;Travel&#039; for list). A nationwide curfew remains in place from 9pm to 5am. There is a weekend ban on intercity public transport from 9pm Friday to 5am Monday. There are additional restrictions in Budva, Podgorica, Niksic, Kotor, Cetinje, Herzeg Novi, Ulcinj, Bar, Danilovgrad, Tuzi and Tivat municipalities. 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 continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Montenegro due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 26 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller cad81362-00eb-4ece-88c9-8d3619d08477 Montenegro 5/5 Do not travel Myanmar https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/myanmar The Myanmar military has assumed control of the country and declared a state of emergency. Protest activity is widespread with security services responding, there have been some fatalities and injuries. Australians should minimise movement during the day avoiding known and possible places of protests. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 4am and daily Internet outages occur from 1am to 9am in Yangon and other parts of the country. Stay at home during curfew hours. Government, civilian leaders and foreigners have been detained and there is a risk of further detentions. If you have concerns for your safety, you should consider leaving Myanmar on one of the limited international flights departing Yangon. Contact airlines directly for tickets. For Australians remaining in Myanmar, continue to make preparations to shelter-in-place such as gathering essential supplies and funds. Maintain heightened security awareness, register with DFAT, monitor the media, and keep in close contact with friends and family. <p><span><span>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 26 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 52713dd9-36a5-4c83-a261-71172e6275cc Myanmar 5/5 Do not travel Mongolia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/mongolia All commercial international and domestic flights remain suspended. Foreign nationals may apply for short-term (up to 60 days) diplomatic, official or business visas. You must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. You&#039;ll be required to quarantine on arrival in a hotel for 10 days at your own expense, followed by an additional four days of self-isolation. You can reduce your time in quarantine to seven days if you can present documented proof of having received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine. Movement between Ulaanbaatar and the provinces is restricted. Many movement and business restrictions have been eased in Ulaanbaatar but educational institutions are closed and public activities, events and gatherings remain suspended. Essential services are available. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Mongolia <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 26 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d46057b4-c2bd-492d-9965-bf60c33d319d Mongolia 5/5 Do not travel Namibia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/namibia Namibia is no longer in lockdown. Measures remain in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19. If you&#039;re 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 within 7 days before you arrive. If you don&#039;t follow the Namibian Government COVID-19 regulations, you may be subject to legal process, including fines. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Namibia <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. </span></span></span></span></p> 26 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 1b294aef-0bcd-47e1-8eaf-9e86e358c512 Namibia 5/5 Do not travel New Zealand https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/new-zealand In addition to the Australian Government restrictions for the Safe Travel Zone, some Australian states have implemented additional arrangements for travellers. For more details check arrangements with state health authorities or contact your airline. All of New Zealand is now at alert level 1. Face coverings are mandatory for all public transport and domestic flights in New Zealand. <p><span><span>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 25 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 35631aa7-3853-44d8-91e4-5e4f5ee4a872 New Zealand 5/5 Do not travel Lesotho https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/lesotho Lesotho is currently under Orange Level restrictions. Inbound international travel by foreign nationals is banned and outbound international travel is restricted. If you&#039;re allowed to cross the border, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of your arrival (see &#039;Travel&#039;). There&#039;s a curfew between 9pm and 5am. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 25 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ab677b00-3d99-4430-8467-a61eb1b7f4b1 Lesotho 5/5 Do not travel Netherlands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/netherlands The Netherlands has lockdown measures in place and restrictions on travel. A curfew between 9pm - 4:30am has been extended to 15 March 2021. <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> 25 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 82d7599c-6337-46df-a831-89decec61c61 Netherlands 5/5 Do not travel Poland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/poland Foreigners are currently not permitted to enter Poland unless an exemption applies. If permitted to enter, you may be required to quarantine for 10 days. Nationwide COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. You must follow local laws, which include wearing an approved face mask when in public (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Poland due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 25 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 8980b831-dca8-4240-9516-626a5eeba20f Poland 5/5 Do not travel Lithuania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/lithuania COVID-19 remains a risk in Lithuania. A national lockdown remains in place. Before entering Lithuania, you must register with the National Health Centre. Depending on the country you&#039;re coming from, you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days and present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result which is less than 48 hours old or register for a test within 24 hours after arrival (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Lithuania <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span>.</p> 25 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 86956f21-3666-453b-adbd-e01bda42ad5d Lithuania 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. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 24 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller a0aadc20-f857-4585-a9a5-084ea5ebfb7e Angola 5/5 Do not travel Czech Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/czech-republic There is a ban on all non-essential travel into the Czech Republic. A State of Emergency is in force and coronavirus restrictions are at the highest (fifth) level. Measures include shop closures and nightly curfews. Accommodation facilities will only be open to business travellers. Health and travel restrictions are changing frequently, and regions may differ according to the rate of infection. Face masks are mandatory and must be FFP2, N95 or surgical masks. Avoid any non-essential contact and movements and follow the latest measures of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic (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 Czech Republic due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 24 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e3b8a184-d25d-4483-84ce-a6a087d36f01 Czech Republic 5/5 Do not travel Canada https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/canada Foreign nationals aren’t permitted to enter Canada for non-essential purposes. There&#039;s a small number of exceptions to these restrictions (see Travel). From 22 February 2021, if you&#039;re entering Canada by land or air, you&#039;ll have to submit travel and contact information electronically via the ArriveCan website or app before crossing the border or boarding a flight. If arriving by air, you&#039;ll also need to have a COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival. Prior to departing for Canada, you&#039;ll need to reserve a 3-night stay in a government-authorised hotel, at your own cost, while you wait the results of this test. Other COVID-19 testing regimes for those arriving by land have been introduced. (see Travel). <p><span><span><span>We continue to advise: </span></span></span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span><span>to Canada </span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 24 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ce4db62d-7b88-49e0-a1de-ac984cd2a690 Canada 5/5 Do not travel Georgia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/georgia Some restrictions on commercial activity have been lifted, but the curfew remains in place from 9pm to 5am and face masks are mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public areas. Inter-city transport, including rail, bus and minibus services, remain restricted. Borders remain closed to most foreigners, including Australians. Additional restrictions or lockdowns in response to COVID-19 may be implemented at short notice and fines imposed. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 24 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ade235cd-d199-4ae8-aa21-cd6a55ba853c Georgia 5/5 Do not travel Qatar https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/qatar You may be exempt from quarantine on entry if you have been fully vaccinated in Qatar and it has been more than 14 days, and less than three months, since your second vaccine dose. This does not apply to people vaccinated in other countries. If not, you must quarantine at home under strict conditions. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Qatar due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 23 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller bc358f07-2c27-46bb-8f74-901542a970d2 Qatar 5/5 Do not travel Kuwait https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/kuwait Foreigners are not permitted to enter Kuwait. Restrictions on public gatherings and commercial activity are in place. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 55be6ff4-3b6c-418d-a526-695ece5e4a08 Kuwait 5/5 Do not travel Spain https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/spain Air and sea travel from the UK to Spain is restricted to Spanish and Andorran citizens and those legally resident in Spain or Andorra. If you’re travelling from a designated ‘at risk’ country, you’ll need to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR or TMA) test result on arrival, taken within 72 hours before you travel. Crossings at land borders with Portugal are suspended, except for workers, freight and people returning to their normal place of residence. <p><span><span>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 68d23b23-8dd7-429a-9e43-e2d75ae05e57 Spain 5/5 Do not travel Sierra Leone https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/sierra-leone Commercial flights are now operating, but land and sea borders are still closed. You must have approval to enter Sierra Leone. This can be obtained online (see &#039;Travel&#039;). A negative COVID-19 (PCR) test must also be presented, taken in the 7 days before departure. Additional COVID-19 testing is conducted on arrival. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Sierra Leone. <p><span><span>We continue to 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> Sierra Leone due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. </p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller a6d43682-2288-4d89-b4f2-5801d7806aa6 Sierra Leone 5/5 Do not travel Uganda https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/uganda Violent political protests can occur quickly and there remains an increased likelihood of protests across Uganda, particularly following recent elections. Entebbe International Airport has reopened for commercial passenger flights. To enter Uganda you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test. It must be taken in the country of departure and within 120 hours of arrival. A nationwide daily curfew from 9.00pm to 6.00am is in place. It&#039;s compulsory to wear an approved face mask in public for everyone aged six and over. 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 continue to 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 <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span>.</p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c8c68cdf-c007-4b63-9768-81e809584fda Uganda 5/5 Do not travel Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/cote-divoire-ivory-coast International commercial flights to Côte d’Ivoire have resumed. All land and sea borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You&#039;ll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than seven days before arrival or departure. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Côte d’Ivoire. <p><span><span><span>We continue to 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 <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span>  </p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 74d34816-6987-4f5c-99d5-b7ce5252cf05 Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 5/5 Do not travel Mali https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mali Overland travel may be affected by restrictions imposed in response to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea. Air and land borders are open with enhanced screening and quarantine measures in place. To enter or leave Mali, you&#039;ll either need to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test certificate, taken no more than 72 hours before travel, or be tested on arrival at the airport (see ‘Travel’). 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> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 08d48055-de20-405e-92c9-15897ec90c7f Mali 5/5 Do not travel India https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/india COVID−19 continues to be a risk in India. 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 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 continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 08136d67-e45b-4133-8524-587d7a68d52c India 5/5 Do not travel Burkina Faso https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/burkina-faso COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Limited international commercial flights to Burkina Faso have resumed. All land borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You&#039;ll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than five days before arrival. Pay attention to your personal safety. Follow the directions of local authorities. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ffebbcf9-4992-4f81-baeb-37255c00362d Burkina Faso 5/5 Do not travel Liberia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/liberia International commercial flights to Liberia have resumed. All land borders remain closed. Ports have reopened. You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before you arrive. On arrival you&#039;ll be screened and tested for COVID-19, exemptions apply. Restrictions also apply if you&#039;re departing Liberia. (See ‘Travel’). If despite our advice, you are travelling to Liberia, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. <p>We continue to 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> <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></span></span></p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 240091b2-ca38-4463-87c1-670acae329a0 Liberia 5/5 Do not travel Ghana https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/ghana COVID-19 restrictions are in place. International commercial flights to Ghana have resumed. All land and sea borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You&#039;ll need to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than three days before arrival and be screened and tested when you arrive. Prior to travel to Ghana, a COVID-19 test pre-payment must be made online (see Travel). 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 <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 2b71f510-fabd-4056-895b-28e15652e2b6 Ghana 5/5 Do not travel Senegal https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/senegal COVID-19 restrictions are in place. If you&#039;re able to enter Senegal you&#039;ll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than five days before entry and fill out a ‘Public Health Passenger Locator’ form (see &#039;Travel&#039;). These measures can change at short notice. Check with your nearest Senegal Embassy for more details. Public health measures are in place, including wearing face masks in public spaces. 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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> <p>Do not travel to the Casamance region of southern Senegal - except Cap Skirring, Ziguinchor and the main road between these cities - due to the volatile security situation. See <a href="#safety">Safety</a></p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9001d210-ca4a-4cec-87bd-c7f58c0782c9 Senegal 5/5 Do not travel Israel and the Palestinian Territories https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/israel-and-palestinian-territories Israel has announced a ban on inbound and outbound travel to prevent the entry of additional coronavirus mutations. Some exceptions apply. See the Health Ministry’s website for details. When flights are operating, you can&#039;t enter Israel unless you&#039;re an Israeli citizen or resident or you meet exception requirements for entry. If you&#039;re permitted entry, you must show evidence that you can self-quarantine or stay in a designated facility. Inbound travellers who have spent time in designated &#039;red&#039; locations in the past two weeks must quarantine in dedicated isolation facilities. Incoming travellers must provide their airline with evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of departure (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Authorities have imposed rules on social distancing, public gatherings and wearing face masks. Israel has implemented nation-wide lockdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19, often with little notice. The Palestinian Authority has measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, including restrictions at tourist and religious sites. Gaza’s entry and exit point with Egypt is closed. Gaza&#039;s crossing with Israel is operating with restrictions. <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> 21 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 86fe25c9-6dc4-42a1-ab3c-4dddf85e8025 Israel and the Palestinian Territories 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 continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 19 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4393e049-05b9-4596-94ca-c3506d729e9d Sudan 5/5 Do not travel Malaysia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/malaysia Malaysia has introduced restrictions in response to increasing COVID-19 cases that will remain in effect until 4 March 2021. The restrictions vary across locations and can change rapidly (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Remain aware of what restrictions are in place at your location and follow the advice of local authorities. You must maintain social distance and wear a face mask in public spaces and on public transportation. Foreigners, including visitors and long term foreign residents, have been arrested and charged for breaching COVID-19 restrictions, including failure to socially distance in public places and being present in a venue that is suspected of breaching current rules.<br /> <br /> Expired social visit pass (tourist visa) holders will be permitted to leave Malaysia without incurring any penalties or enforcement action up to 14 working days from the expiry of the current RMCO period. Contact your airline or travel provider to organise options to depart Malaysia as soon as you can. There is no guarantee of any further extensions without penalty. <p>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 19 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller dfc5f10b-57d2-4740-bc92-9b5a09e032c9 Malaysia 5/5 Do not travel Jamaica https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/jamaica Depending on where you are travelling from, you may require a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test prior to arrival. You may also be tested for COVID-19 on arrival and need to undertake quarantine (see Travel). <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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 19 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 5ad1dcef-ef5c-4939-bbb7-22f38c897af8 Jamaica 5/5 Do not travel Belize https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/belize You&#039;ll need to complete a form in the Belize Health App and take a COVID19 (PCR) test within 72 hours before travel to Belize. Maritime borders for yachting tourism have been opened in the authorised ports of San Pedro, Belize City and Placencia. The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) is open with strict COVID-19 protocols in place. Commercial flights in and out of the country remain very limited. All land borders remain closed. Check with your travel provider 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> </span></span><span><span>to </span></span> Belize <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 19 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c28b3c1f-4e87-4e73-b896-84057a043d7a Belize 5/5 Do not travel Haiti https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/haiti You&#039;ll need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR or Antigen) test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding a flight to Haiti. Travel restrictions may change at short notice. Monitor the media and follow the advice from local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 19 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 36ccb0e0-b1b2-4afc-a60a-b0310997aa96 Haiti 5/5 Do not travel Guyana https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/guyana Airlines have restarted limited regular commercial flights to and from Guyana. You must present results of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken up to seven days before arrival. If your test is taken within 72 hours before arrival, you&#039;ll be allowed immediate entry into Guyana without restrictions. If your tests are taken four to seven days before arrival, you&#039;ll need to have a second test on arrival and self-isolate in a hotel or home until a negative result is obtained (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p><span><span>We continue to 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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 19 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 53dac86a-8c55-4644-a6c0-033befbf2617 Guyana 5/5 Do not travel Timor-Leste https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/timor-leste A State of Emergency is in place. Entry restrictions apply to all travellers and can change with little notice. You&#039;ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to enter. If you travel to Timor-Leste, you&#039;ll need to complete at least 14 days quarantine at a location determined by authorities, likely at your own expense, as well as mandatory COVID-19 testing. Licences and visas remain valid during the State of Emergency, regardless of their stated expiry date. Timor-Leste has established an isolation zone restricting travel to and from Bobonaro and Covalima municipalities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The isolation zone will remain in effect until 3 March 2021. <p><span><span>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 18 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 770434c0-b809-4b9a-a31a-5607cf035ebd Timor-Leste 5/5 Do not travel Kosovo https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/kosovo You must show proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test if you&#039;re entering Kosovo from a country with high levels of infection. It must be taken within 72 hours of your arrival or you must self-isolate for 7 days. Movement restrictions apply in municipalities with high levels of infection. You must wear a face mask in all public spaces. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media. <br /> <p><span><span>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 18 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f88fa3da-d371-479f-863d-61d537423540 Kosovo 5/5 Do not travel Ecuador https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/ecuador General elections took place on 7 February, 2021 and a second round is scheduled for 11 April, 2021. Demonstrations could occur before, during and after the elections. Avoid areas where demonstrations or protests are occurring and follow the advice of local authorities.<br /> <p><span><span>We continue to 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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. </span></span></p> 17 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 81884b56-8d7c-4b57-a386-c4dd1f8686d4 Ecuador 5/5 Do not travel Italy https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/italy There are additional national measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is still in place between 10pm and 5am. Regions may adjust measures in keeping with local requirements, including localised curfews and lockdowns. Follow social distancing protocols and use masks in line with regional measures. Monitor and follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Italy due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> <p> </p> 17 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller cd4f478c-ca77-4b8d-88d8-a3bf0c41833e Italy 5/5 Do not travel Zimbabwe https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/zimbabwe Zimbabwe remains in a lockdown. You&#039;re required to stay at home and only undertake essential movements. Inter-provincial and inter-city travel is restricted. Essential businesses are open from 8am to 5pm. Schools remain closed. The curfew is now from 8pm to 5.30am. Domestic and international flights are operating. Contact your nearest Zimbabwean Embassy and airline to confirm the latest requirements. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 17 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 03a85ccc-fdf1-43a2-89fc-800856278fe3 Zimbabwe 5/5 Do not travel Romania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/romania Romania has temporarily suspended entry into the country for all non-EU citizens. Depending on the country of departure, you must have a COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test up to 72 hours prior to arrival and quarantine for up to 10 days at home (see &#039;Travel&#039;). There&#039;s an ongoing State of Alert in Romania. It&#039;s mandatory to wear face masks in indoor and outdoor public spaces. A nationwide curfew is in place from 11pm to 5am. Other restrictions are in place. <p><span><span>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></span></p> 17 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 15e523a6-a54a-49c2-86e4-e44fe8c6929e Romania 5/5 Do not travel French Polynesia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/french-polynesia Travel to French Polynesia is only allowed in certain circumstances and if you have the relevant documents from local authorities prior to travel. You&#039;ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test taken in the 72 hours before you travel. All arrivals in French Polynesia must undertake 14 days of self-funded quarantine on arrival. Measures may change at short notice (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p>We continue to advise: </p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to French Polynesia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. </p> 17 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 27d8940f-c281-475a-9bb2-44b98b5de4b3 French Polynesia 5/5 Do not travel Tunisia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/tunisia If you&#039;re coming from a country where the new COVID-19 strain has been detected you&#039;re banned from entering Tunisia until further notice. All visitors to Tunisia are required to undertake a mandatory 14 day quarantine upon arrival, regardless of where you travel from. Proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before departure and no later than 120 hours before you arrive, is still required. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 16 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller cba565f1-9ed5-428f-9456-d9e20fc59355 Tunisia 5/5 Do not travel Denmark https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/denmark You must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Denmark and self-isolate for 10 days. It is possible to shorten the isolation period if a negative test is taken no earlier than the fourth day after entry into Denmark. Some exemptions apply. All non-residents entering Denmark must show a worthy cause for travel and proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen test) taken no more than 24 hours before boarding the aircraft. Danish nationals and residents must also present a negative COVID-19 test. Additional entry restrictions apply to residents from the UK and South Africa. <p dir="ltr"><span><span>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></span></p> 16 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 7bf57190-a430-4815-a533-372f2cc9fdda Denmark 5/5 Do not travel Oman https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/oman A limited schedule of international flights to and from Oman have resumed. Check with your airline for the latest information. A COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival is mandatory and you&#039;ll have to undertake mandatory institutional health isolation at your own expense. You may be required to show evidence of a hotel booking to board flights to Oman (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Valid health insurance covering COVID-19 is required. All leisure spaces, beaches and public parks are closed. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Oman <span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span>.</p> 16 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 3fee6a9f-3bf0-40c6-87c7-4101ff427dd9 Oman 5/5 Do not travel South Africa https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/south-africa South Africa is at &#039;Alert Level 3&#039; of it&#039;s COVID-19 response, there&#039;s a curfew from 11pm to 4am. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 16 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f0fd2d28-5c75-4cf7-aa2f-1522c0b19360 South Africa 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. COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements apply on arrival and prior to departure from the DRC. 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 continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span>.</span></span></p> 15 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4ca5c46e-8d5b-49b6-97c0-2074dee9cb67 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5/5 Do not travel Albania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/albania A nationwide curfew is in place between 8pm and 6am. During the curfew, you can only leave home for essential work and emergency purposes. Face coverings must be worn at all times in indoor and outdoor public places. If you need to leave home for essential work purposes, you must apply to obtain a circulation permit via the e-Albania portal (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Follow the advice of local authorities and adhere to social distancing protocols. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 Albania </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 15 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 0039478a-b273-4d91-8a48-8e1556b66357 Albania 5/5 Do not travel Rwanda https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/rwanda You must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours before arrival. You&#039;ll undergo further screening measures on arrival, including a second COVID-19 test, wait for results in a designated transit hotel and then self-quarantine for seven days on release. Departing travellers must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 120 hours of travel. Restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 are still in place throughout the country, including specific measures in Kigali. A curfew is in place from 7pm to 4am across the country. Non-essential movement is restricted and face masks must be worn in public. <p><span><span>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span>.</span></span></p> 15 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 348b0a9f-5f4a-4e19-8833-0b205edebf7c Rwanda 5/5 Do not travel Belgium https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/belgium Non-essential travel to and from Belgium is prohibited until at least 1 April 2021. You&#039;ll need to carry a ‘sworn statement’ and supporting documents proving the essential nature of your travel. Depending on where you are travelling from, you may also need to obtain an ‘essential travel certificate’ from the nearest Belgian embassy or consulate. You’ll also need to complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to travel to Belgium and carry proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result. <p><span><span>We continue to 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><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span>.</span></span></p> 15 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c7f8d510-fb03-47b1-abc7-dc233cdca9bd Belgium 5/5 Do not travel United Kingdom https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/united-kingdom You must show a negative COVID-19 test result before departure for the UK and self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. You won&#039;t be allowed to enter the UK if you&#039;ve been to a country on a prescribed list in the last 10 days, unless you&#039;re a UK resident. From 15 February 2021, exempt UK and Irish nationals and UK residents arriving from these countries will be required to quarantine in government-provided hotel accommodation for 10 days. If arriving in Scotland, the hotel quarantine requirement applies on arrival from all countries except Ireland. Passengers arriving in the UK from countries not on the prescribed list will be required to self-isolate in their homes for 10 days. From 15 February 2021, all arrivals to the UK will be required to take a PCR test on day two and eight post arrival. A national lockdown remains in place across the UK. Non-essential retail, gyms and personal care services are closed. Restaurants, pubs and bars also remain closed. Other restrictions are in place. Check with authorities for details (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p><span><span>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 12 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f3d97b1e-36c5-495e-affe-3ca14c560a12 United Kingdom 5/5 Do not travel Indonesia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/indonesia COVID-19 is widespread in Indonesia with continuing transmission across the country. Indonesia has restricted entry to only those foreign nationals already holding valid types of visas or stay permits. All such travellers must undergo hotel quarantine. They also require a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken and result received within 72 hours prior to departure. You&#039;ll be required to undergo a further COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival, quarantine at a designated facility hotel for five days, undergo a further PCR test and then await the result of that test in the designated hotel. If any of the tests are positive, you&#039;ll be hospitalised at a designated COVID-19 referral hospital until testing negative. Domestic travel restrictions and social distancing measures remain in place for most locations. Domestic travellers to Bali will require the results of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test, conducted no more than 48 hours prior to departure. Contact your travel provider or check Garuda Indonesia for up-to-date details, including for entry requirements to other provinces. Follow the advice of the local authorities and monitor media for the latest updates. <p>We continue to 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, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 12 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9f77d5c1-0b2a-4056-bbba-e3aa424335b5 Indonesia 5/5 Do not travel Vanuatu https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/vanuatu COVID-19 remains a risk in Vanuatu. You can expect additional health screening measures and mandatory quarantine. You&#039;ll also need evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken no earlier than 72 hours before your flight. The State of Emergency has been extended to 31 July 2021. There are limited international flights to and from Vanuatu. Vanuatu borders remain closed except with specific permission, including for arrival by private vessel. <br /> <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> 12 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 76f7bd07-be24-4aae-81cd-f7cc207c9618 Vanuatu 5/5 Do not travel Slovakia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/slovakia Slovakia has declared a state of emergency. You must wear a mask in public, including outdoors. 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> 12 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 41c27887-5603-40bc-98bb-c3e4f9e2baae Mauritius https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mauritius If you&#039;ve been in or transited through the United Kingdom, South Africa , Japan or Brazil within the previous 15 days you won&#039;t be allowed to enter Mauritius. If you&#039;re travelling to Mauritius you&#039;ll be required to undertake a COVID-19 (PCR) test no more than 7 days before your flight, on arrival and on days 7 and 14 of mandatory hotel quarantine. Social distancing and face masks are mandatory in public, including in workplaces and on public transport. <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> 12 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 52d2222f-22f6-4426-9d1d-93070d7aea5a Mauritius 5/5 Do not travel Madagascar https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/madagascar International travel to Madagascar is suspended, except to Nosy Be. All incoming passengers must remain in Nosy Be, except for Malagasy citizens and residents who are permitted to travel to their final destination. If you&#039;re arriving from countries categorised as “high-risk” you&#039;ll be denied entry into Madagascar. You&#039;re required to have a negative (PCR) test within 72 hours of travel and you may be subject to further testing with a period of self-isolation. Private international charter flights are suspended. It&#039;s mandatory to wear face masks in public and follow social distancing regulations. Local measures may vary between regions and 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> 12 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ccfbb44b-6c16-4d08-ae88-6327d7b6f808 Madagascar 5/5 Do not travel Philippines https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/philippines The entry of foreign nationals and tourists is restricted (see &#039;Travel&#039;). The travel ban does not affect Filipino citizens. Quarantine and COVID-19 restrictions are still in place. Contact your airline to see if there are any changes to your flight. You must wear a face mask and shield outside your accommodation. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the Australian Embassy’s website for major updates. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 <span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span>.</p> 11 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 14d55142-3580-4d73-800f-d810fee1550d Philippines 5/5 Do not travel Singapore https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/singapore COVID-19 remains a risk in Singapore. All travellers entering Singapore must take a COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival. A COVID-19 test is not required prior to departing Australia. All visitors applying to enter Singapore under the Air Travel Pass (ATP) and Regional Green Lanes (RGL) will need to have travel insurance to meet any COVID-19 medical treatment and hospitalisation costs in Singapore, with a minimum coverage of SGD30,000. See ‘Travel’. <p><span><span>We continue to 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>Sin</span></span></span>gapore due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 11 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 7ba9e818-4172-4445-b434-ca487fb36149 Singapore 5/5 Do not travel Bahrain https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/bahrain Bahrain has imposed additional restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes the temporary closure of sporting facilities, suspending indoor dining and reducing the number of people at private events to 30. Flight options to Australia are unpredictable and may stop without notice. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 <span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></span></p> 11 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e782e316-d079-4e97-828a-3a2a2b5fe173 Bahrain 5/5 Do not travel Hong Kong https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/hong-kong Flights to and from the United Kingdom remain suspended and travellers who have stayed for more than two hours in the UK, Ireland, Brazil or South Africa in the past 21 days, including Hong Kong residents, will be barred from arriving in Hong Kong until further notice (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <br /> <br /> Dual citizenship is no longer recognised in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region following the application of the Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China (see ‘Local laws’).<br /> <br /> As previously advised, Hong Kong&#039;s National Security Law could be interpreted broadly and you could break the law without intending to. If you’re concerned about the new law, reconsider your need to remain in Hong Kong (see &#039;Local laws&#039;). <p>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 10 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller b4a95b80-7977-4738-9911-b9d219154ac4 Hong Kong 5/5 Do not travel Kenya https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/kenya If you&#039;re entering or departing Kenya, you must have your COVID-19 (PCR) test digitally verified through Trusted Travel Initiative or Global Haven (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <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> 10 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9420583d-6ac1-4a6a-8907-1331e8468a3d Kenya 5/5 Do not travel Saudi Arabia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/saudi-arabia Entry into Saudi Arabia has been temporarily suspended for expatriates travelling from 20 countries (see &#039;Travel&#039;). The ban also applies to expatriates transiting any of the 20 countries in the 14 days prior to their planned arrival into Saudi Arabia. Tourist visas remain suspended. In some regions, the &quot;Tawakkalna&quot; mobile phone application must be downloaded as a COVID-19 tracing measure and some businesses, including supermarkets and shopping malls, require customers to show the app before entry. Restrictions are in place for public and social gatherings. Events, entertainment and dining at restaurants has been suspended. Check with local authorities for latest advice. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 Saud</span></span>i Arabia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 09 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 615d52ae-cd44-4b0c-89a0-832c4b6900c7 Saudi Arabia 5/5 Do not travel Mozambique https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mozambique Terrorism is a continuing threat in Mozambique, particularly in Cabo Delgado where there&#039;s an ongoing insurgency. Terrorists are likely to target westerners and western interests. Do not travel to Cabo Delgado due to the threat of terrorism, and ongoing clashes between armed groups and security forces. 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> 09 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e4b98472-0fd6-4bc4-98b2-450a139163d9 Mozambique 5/5 Do not travel Bhutan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/bhutan Bhutan has further eased lockdown restrictions across the country. Inter-dzongkhag movement is permitted. Seven days quarantine is still required for people coming from border regions. Inbound travel remains prohibited. You should maintain social distancing, wear a mask, maintain hand hygiene and follow the advice of local authorities. For emergency health services call 112. <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> 09 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9f6bf81c-cb60-49f2-9e1a-d63fd51160cc Bhutan 5/5 Do not travel Lebanon https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/lebanon Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are increasing and hospitals are under strain. Protests are taking place in Beirut, some of which have turned violent. Avoid protests and Beirut’s port area. Local authorities have announced restrictions including a 24-hour daily curfew from 14 January to 21 February, and closure of most areas and services. You&#039;ll be required to undergo a COVID-19 (PCR) test upon arrival to Lebanon and observe a period of self isolation. A second test will be required seven days after arrival. 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. <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> 09 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller b70f3cf9-376c-4395-b688-f3b1be15aceb Lebanon 5/5 Do not travel China https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/china Direct flights between China and Australia are limited. You may be permitted to enter China with a valid Chinese residence permit. If despite our advice you travel to China, you&#039;ll be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results prior to flying. China has introduced additional testing requirements with tighter time-frames. This may change at short notice and entail multiple tests. Contact your nearest Chinese embassy/consulate or your airline to confirm requirements. You&#039;ll be requested to undertake at least 14 days mandatory quarantine at a designated hotel or facility on arrival followed by additional COVID-19 prevention measures determined by local authorities at your entry point and final destination in China. Measures may include an additional period of home quarantine. If you’re already in China, and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. <br /> <br /> As previously advised, authorities have detained foreigners on grounds of &#039;endangering national security&#039;. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention. <p>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 09 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4b3fc278-5e18-43e5-b88b-912fc01e3bf5 China 5/5 Do not travel Austria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/austria Austria has lockdown measures in place (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Borders remain open, but you must register online before entering Austria. Local regulations and entry restrictions can change at short notice. Keep in contact with your travel provider for the latest information. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Austria due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 08 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 30af5eaf-207f-4f34-b508-0fd526b156b8 Austria 5/5 Do not travel Sweden https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/sweden Until at least 31 March travellers to Sweden will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 hours. There are exemptions to this requirement, including for Swedish citizens and residents and those under the age of 18. Bans on entry from the UK, Denmark and Norway remain in place, with limited exceptions. Follow the advice of the regional and local health 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> 06 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d7a8c861-4c26-47b7-bd73-cc6f22c2d386 Sweden 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. 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> 05 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f7d6b3e3-db36-447f-9dff-1979afea8edd Vietnam 5/5 Do not travel Serbia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/serbia You must provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 48 hours to enter Serbia unless you are entering from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, North Macedonia or Hungary. Dual nationals travelling on a Serbian passport and those with temporary or permanent residency may self-isolate for 10 days on arrival if you don&#039;t have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result. Wear a face mask indoors as well as outdoors where interpersonal contact can&#039;t be avoided or you may be fined. Monitor media and follow the Australian Embassy Facebook page for updates. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span> </p> 05 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f597d948-775f-4539-94b7-5c44acbd755b Serbia 5/5 Do not travel Cyprus https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/cyprus All travellers must take a COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival. From 6 February 2021, all travellers from a designated Category A or B location must self-isolate for 72 hours and take a further COVID-19 (PCR) test 72 hours after arrival. A curfew remains in place between 9pm and 5am and other restrictions on movement and gatherings apply (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Cyprus.</p> 05 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 2e7ee242-9d1f-46ff-8795-7c30113a225c Cyprus 5/5 Do not travel Switzerland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/switzerland From 8 February, if arriving by air you must present a negative PCR test result to airline staff prior to boarding. Fines apply if you can&#039;t present your negative test result after arrival. If you&#039;re coming from a high-risk country or region you must also quarantine on arrival, there&#039;s an option to reduce the duration of quarantine (see &#039;Travel&#039;). International arrivals by air, boat, bus or train must complete an online contact tracing form. Fines can be imposed to persons for not following COVID-19 measures. 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 Switzerland.</span></span></p> 05 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 93f55569-1438-4f2c-93cf-ec8494dbb037 Switzerland 5/5 Do not travel Somalia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/somalia Somalia has introduced new COVID-19 screening processes. A negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 96 hours before you travel, is required to enter. If you’re departing Somalia, a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before travel, is required to depart. <br /> <br /> Tentative dates for Somali elections have been proposed, ending with the Presidential election in February 2021. A spike in violence is likely to correspond with the electoral process, including possible attempts to disrupt the elections. There’s an ongoing high threat of terrorism, with attacks expected to continue. Don&#039;t travel to Somalia. If you&#039;re in the country, leave as soon as possible. If you decide to stay, get professional security advice. <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> 05 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 3c4ae162-3d29-41c7-82ad-565fbb779caa Somalia 5/5 Do not travel Finland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/finland Tighter border restrictions are in place until at least 25 February 2021. Entry to Finland by non-residents is prohibited, except for essential and compassionate reasons. If eligible to enter, you’ll need to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. Unless you’re travelling from Australia or another eligible low-risk country, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This period can be reduced if you take a second COVID-19 (PCR) test at least 72 hours after arrival. 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> 04 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c601bce2-09cb-4fd9-a247-ddfed038ef5b Finland 5/5 Do not travel France https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/france International travel to and from France from outside of the EU is only allowed in certain circumstances. A COVID-19 (PCR) test is required if you arrive in France from another EU country, except for trans-border workers. Travel to or from France&#039;s overseas territories is not allowed, unless there are exceptional circumstances. All large non-grocery stores are closed. These measures can change at short notice. If you are considering going to or leaving France you should contact your closest embassy or consulate of France for further details, and monitor the French Government&#039;s COVID-19 pages. <p><span><span>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 04 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 419f7645-66b1-4b92-914b-3d086ad2d0a5 France 5/5 Do not travel Norway https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/norway Norway&#039;s borders are closed to foreign travellers who don&#039;t have Norwegian residency or citizenship, though some exemptions apply. All travellers to Norway (including citizens) must register no more than 72 hours prior their arrival. Travellers arriving from high-risk countries must also have a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Norway. Additional restrictions apply to travellers arriving from the UK, South Africa, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Brazil. If you&#039;re travelling from a high-risk country, you must also present proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 24 hours before you arrive. Norwegian residents are exempt from this requirement (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <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> 04 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4fc7a457-3905-439a-8ef9-3c9b83631449 Norway 5/5 Do not travel Latvia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/latvia A state of emergency remains in place with tight restrictions to manage the spread of COVID-19. All travellers must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test issued within 72 hours of arrival in Latvia. Some exemptions exist. If you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last three months, you&#039;ll also need to present a medical certificate confirming you’re not currently infectious. You can enter Latvia but you&#039;ll be required to self-isolate for 10 days unless you&#039;re coming from a low-risk country. If you intend to travel or transit through Latvia, you must lodge an electronic form within 48 hours before entering (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 Latvia.</span></span></p> 04 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 5766ffdc-56dd-43c3-831c-24602d776560 Latvia 5/5 Do not travel United Arab Emirates https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/united-arab-emirates Visas on arrival are now available in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. If you&#039;re travelling to Abu Dhabi, you&#039;ll need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result within 96 hours of travel and within 72 hours of travel if you&#039;re travelling to Dubai. Anyone travelling to Abu Dhabi from countries on the &#039;green&#039; list will be exempt from quarantine but still have to follow entry requirements for COVID-19 testing. All points of entry between the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have reopened. Check the latest information for travelling to, from or connecting through Abu Dhabi and Dubai (see &#039;Travel&#039;). These requirements may change at short notice. Contact your airline directly for the latest update on entry or exit requirements. Delays and disruptions are likely. <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> 04 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 69cb1ff0-1a16-4498-8b86-c9877c849089 United Arab Emirates 5/5 Do not travel Ukraine https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/ukraine Ukraine&#039;s borders are open to foreigners. COVID-19 infections are increasing daily. 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> 03 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 920f7fe6-5e49-405d-8f1c-5c04e7495377 Ukraine 5/5 Do not travel Japan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/japan Japan has extended its state of emergency until 7 March. The state of emergency will remain in place in 10 of its 47 prefectures (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi, Gifu and Fukuoka). Restaurants and bars must close at 8pm, and you must limit unnecessary outings. Measures vary between regions. Monitor media and be alert to the advice of local authorities (see ‘Travel’). <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> 03 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 375607eb-9b12-4f0c-95c6-102142fccd20 Japan 5/5 Do not travel Russia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/russia Anti-Government protests have occurred in 2021, with thousands of participants arrested. Unsanctioned protests are illegal and you can be arrested if you participate. Avoid rallies, demonstrations and other large public gatherings as they can turn violent. Flights between Russia and the UK are suspended until at least 16 February 2021. If you&#039;re arriving in Russia, including transiting, you&#039;re required to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result dated within 72 hours of your travel. If you&#039;re travelling for work purposes, you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Follow the advice of local authorities.<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 Russia.</span></span></p> 02 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 014b41e8-893f-4e04-b1a9-8c632a99a564 Russia 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 April 2021. Travellers from countries with higher COVID-19 risk may be denied entry to Bulgaria. A temporary ban on all travel from the UK is currently in place. Travellers must have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in country and may be subject to quarantine measures (see ‘Travel’). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to</span> Bulgaria <span><span><span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span></span></span>.</p> 01 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 6c924713-a8a2-477a-b29e-f979bba95cb3 Bulgaria 5/5 Do not travel Brazil https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/brazil Emirates have suspended flights between Dubai and Sao Paulo. Restrictions on flights and travellers from Brazil are in place in a range of countries, and are regularly changing - make sure you check the relevant Smartraveller page for your destination and consult your airline or travel agent. Brazil has temporarily banned the entry of flights and travellers from South Africa and the United Kingdom. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Brazil due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 31 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 254891ec-a9e2-442d-9257-1c0bec4ebe15 Brazil 5/5 Do not travel Portugal https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/portugal There are a high number of new COVID-19 cases in Portugal. Portuguese citizens are restricted from leaving the country until 14 February 2021. While foreign passport holders are not affected and Australians are still permitted to enter Portugal by air, these new measures may severely limit the number of flights in and out of Portugal. Many countries have already banned travellers from Portugal. You&#039;ill be required to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test before boarding a flight to Portugal. From 31 January 2021, crossings at the land border with Spain are suspended, except for workers, freight and people returning to their normal place of residence. There are strict lockdown measures restricting all movement. <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> 30 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9a58b3a8-1d7c-4668-91ba-f4c3b4b4b25f Portugal 5/5 Do not travel Seychelles https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/seychelles Before arriving in the Seychelles, you must apply for a Health Travel Authorisation through an online portal providing flight and accommodation details and evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination you&#039;ll be allowed to enter Seychelles with free movement throughout your stay and won&#039;t be required to undergo further PCR testing. If you don&#039;t have a COVID-19 vaccination, you&#039;ll be confined to licensed accommodation for ten days and required to undergo further PCR testing. See &#039;Travel&#039;. Follow the advice of local authorities. <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 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 38569f85-3b21-4654-9e41-1831c16cba77 Seychelles 5/5 Do not travel Guam https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/guam If you&#039;re flying to the USA from Guam you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of your departure, or proof that you have recovered from COVID-19. This applies to all passengers aged two years and older, US citizens and legal permanent residents. If despite our advice you travel to Guam, and you’re departing from a country with reported cases of COVID-19, you&#039;ll also be subject to 14 days quarantine at a government-designated facility, even if you&#039;re just transiting. Public health emergency restrictions are in place, and some non-essential services are reduced (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Follow the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei social media accounts for regular updates (see &#039;Local contacts&#039;). <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> 29 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d588d32d-dd07-4a25-b996-c7ff3a86d593 Guam 5/5 Do not travel Peru https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/peru If you&#039;re travelling to Peru, you&#039;ll need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. There&#039;s a nationwide curfew and lockdown measures in place. <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 <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> <p> </p> 29 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 37d8ea0d-2235-43f9-9e6a-ae6214454d02 Peru 5/5 Do not travel Greece https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/greece Greece has COVID-19 restrictions in place, including nationwide lockdown measures. You&#039;ll need to complete a Passenger Location Form (PLF) 24 hours before arriving in Greece. You must have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than 72 hours before you arrive. You may be asked to undertake a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival at the airport. You&#039;ll need to self-isolate at the address listed on your PLF for seven days. Masks and social distancing are mandatory outside of your residence. <p class="text-align-right"><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> 28 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller feeff074-56c5-4291-b14c-0bc33c1c197a Greece 5/5 Do not travel Argentina https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/argentina Argentina has mandatory social distancing controls nationwide in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Restrictions will continue to vary within each jurisdiction. See the Embassy’s social media links for flight information as it becomes available. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Argentina  due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 28 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 49c2a191-f3bb-4375-8ee0-26366a47d5eb Argentina 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, or where specific permission is granted. Samoan authorities have suspended commercial flights between Samoa and Australia until further notice. Australians wishing to leave Samoa can contact the Australian High Commission at apia.admin@dfat.gov.au to receive information on current flight restrictions. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a><span><span> </span></span>to Samoa due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 27 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 680b5dce-1d24-4b00-985d-47974c6f42b6 Samoa 5/5 Do not travel Uruguay https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/uruguay Uruguay has closed all its borders to all travellers, with some exceptions for freight workers and residents. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for updates on flight options for returning to Australia. <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 <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 25 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c244a89c-c0e1-4dd5-b5b1-d61533f81cac Uruguay 5/5 Do not travel South Sudan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/south-sudan COVID-19 is widespread in South Sudan. If you&#039;re travelling to South Sudan by air or road you&#039;ll need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test dated within 96 hours of arrival. You must self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Travel restrictions 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> 25 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller aca6e264-f8af-4c60-b6e6-c021b8ada5bd South Sudan 5/5 Do not travel Iraq https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/iraq The security situation throughout Iraq remains volatile. Iraq has announced a ban on Australians and other foreigners travelling to Iraq from Australia and a number of other countries. If you intend to travel to Iraq despite our advice, consult your airline before travelling and check travel restrictions. Due to the 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#level4" 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> 25 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 147e5bb3-3362-4c9b-b859-f2a7eaeb2e14 Iraq 5/5 Do not travel Central African Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/central-african-republic A nationwide State of Emergency is in force. The Central African Republic&#039;s airspace is closed to foreign governments and NGOs. A nationwide curfew is in place from 6pm to 5am. COVID-19 is widespread in CAR. If you&#039;re travelling to CAR, despite our advice, you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days or obtain a COVID-19 test on arrival. Restrictions may change at short notice. <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> 25 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4db290e0-37fb-429c-93d2-8aaf73e5ddec Central African Republic 5/5 Do not travel Morocco https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/morocco Morocco has suspended travel from a number of countries, including Australia. A State of Emergency remains in place and a nationwide curfew is in force from 9pm to 6am. Public events are banned and restrictions apply to public and private gatherings. <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> 23 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 769a19b1-2dba-41f2-9865-1f984644a200 Morocco 5/5 Do not travel Azerbaijan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/azerbaijan Local authorities have eased some COVID-19 travel restrictions. From 25 January 2021 restrictions on travel between regions of Azerbaijan will be lifted, and most businesses and services will open (apart from shopping malls). Restrictions may change at short notice. Follow local media and the 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> 22 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ea0d37d6-806e-4257-bbd1-6f9f537bf403 Azerbaijan 5/5 Do not travel United States of America https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/united-states-america If you’re flying to the USA you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of your departure, or proof that you have recovered from COVID-19. This applies to all passengers aged two years and older, U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. COVID-19 remains a serious health risk. Various restrictions and public health measures are in place and vary by location. Monitor the Embassy website for further COVID-19 related information (see ‘Local Contacts’).<br /> <br /> As previously advised, widespread protests and demonstrations are likely to continue in the weeks ahead. Avoid areas where protests and demonstrations are occurring due to the continuing potential for disorder and violence. Follow the instructions of local authorities and abide by any curfews and stay at home orders (see ‘Safety’). Monitor the media for information and updates. <p><span><span><span>We continue to 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<span><span> due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 22 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e71ce743-9397-4a88-8e25-8b5620549f46 United States of America 5/5 Do not travel Papua New Guinea https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/papua-new-guinea You can&#039;t enter the country unless you have an exemption from PNG authorities and have returned a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test within seven days prior to your arrival. All travellers entering PNG must quarantine for 14 days in a designated hotel on entry, at the individual’s expense. Some travellers, subject to written approval by PNG authorities, may be able to complete the mandatory quarantine period at their own residence with an approved tracking device. Domestic air travel is permitted but all passengers must complete a National Department of Health form and wear a face mask during the flight. Provincial authorities may require travellers to complete a COVID-19 test on arrival. <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> 22 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 06f3ab02-8b13-44e6-bab2-cf653c52e834 Papua New Guinea 5/5 Do not travel Jordan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/jordan If you&#039;re travelling to Jordan, you&#039;ll need to have COVID-19 (PCR) tests conducted at your country of departure within 72 hours of travel and on arrival in Jordan. You’ll need to register on the Gateway 2 Jordan website in advance if you&#039;re planning to arrive through a land crossing. <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> 22 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4fc37acb-022e-4782-89b9-42b97cacd5d3 Jordan 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. <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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 22 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 061a10c7-4e62-41a9-8fb2-2199d31eaef9 Mexico 5/5 Do not travel Fiji https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/fiji Flight schedules between Fiji and Australia are limited. Check transit arrangements in Auckland carefully to ensure you meet New Zealand and Australian requirements. If you&#039;re travelling to Fiji and you hold a work or residency permit, you’ll need to seek approval to re-enter (see &#039;Travel&#039;). You&#039;ll also need to provide the results of a COVID (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before you depart for Fiji, and quarantine for 14 days at your own cost. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Fiji due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 22 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 995e9a9f-81d1-49cd-89b6-4850bbaa33d4 Fiji 5/5 Do not travel Sri Lanka https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/sri-lanka Commercial passenger flights to Sri Lanka have recommenced. Flights departing for Australia are limited and schedules may change at short notice. All travellers to Sri Lanka must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test report in English when checking in. The test must be conducted within 96 hours of your departure or you will be unable to board your flight. Tourists are required to stay in approved hotel accommodation, acquire specific COVID-19 insurance and undertake multiple COVID-19 (PCR) tests based on length of stay (see &#039;Travel&#039;). 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> 22 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller cb010588-cb73-4e70-9829-22db6703ed17 Sri Lanka 5/5 Do not travel Taiwan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/taiwan Taiwan has tightened quarantine requirements in private residences. You need to make arrangements for your quarantine before arriving in Taiwan, and provide evidence when checking into your flight. International airport transits are still suspended. Travellers arriving in Taiwan need to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result issued within three business days before boarding your flight to Taiwan, regardless of nationality or visa status. Antigen or antibody test results will not be accepted. There&#039;s been a seventh automatic 30-day visa extension for foreigners who arrived on short-term visitor visas on or before 21 March 2020 and whose stay has exceeded 180 days. Face masks are mandatory in most public venues and you may be fined if you don&#039;t comply.<br /> <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> 22 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 293949ff-c45b-40bd-8e8e-85a4ec9acec6 Taiwan 5/5 Do not travel Turkey https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/turkey Foreigners are currently not permitted to enter Turkey from the UK, Denmark or South Africa. To enter Turkey you&#039;ll need to present proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before arrival. There&#039;s a curfew on weeknights from 9pm to 5am. The weekend curfew is from 9pm Friday to 5am Monday. During curfew hours you must stay home, except in an emergency. During the weekend, you can walk to your closest market for supplies between 10am and 5pm. If you&#039;re under 20 years of age or 65 and over, you may not leave your accommodation outside specific hours or use public transport. Face masks are mandatory at all times outside the home throughout Turkey. Follow the Australian Embassy on social media for the latest updates. <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> 20 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 05ccedd6-0114-4980-881f-1695bdf79f11 Turkey 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 and there are restrictions on movement. Inter-city travel is banned and there is a curfew from 9pm to 4am. Breach of the curfew will result in a fine. If despite our advice you travel to Iran, you&#039;ll need to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test at the port of entry and exit of Iran. In addition, all passengers from Europe will be tested at the port of entry to Iran. If you&#039;re suspected of having the virus, you&#039;ll be quarantined at a government-managed facility at your own expense. Failure to wear a face covering in public could result in a fine. Medical evacuation is not likely to be possible. If you’re in Iran, we continue to recommend you leave while commercial options are available. There are limited flights into and out of Iran. <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> 19 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 0e9f9775-6769-4920-9c3d-937d805efb59 Iran 5/5 Do not travel Paraguay https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/paraguay Paraguay is observing ‘smart quarantine&#039;. Non-essential businesses have re-opened and small-scale gatherings are allowed. Foreign travellers can enter Paraguay but will need proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or other recognised RNA test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, and health insurance. Regular commercial flights have resumed. <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> 18 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9498908b-cd67-45dd-880e-306d40537bc1 Paraguay 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 apply. You must show a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) at the border, taken within 48 hours before your arrival. Other restrictions exist. In December 2020, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck in the region of Petrinja. It caused extensive damage to buildings, infrastructure and essential services. Avoid damaged areas and follow the advice of local authorities. Aftershocks may occur for several months. (see ‘Climate and Natural Disasters&#039;). <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> 15 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c8959125-4e38-47d1-910a-fc362a3756d1 Croatia 5/5 Do not travel Germany https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/germany Germany has lockdown measures in place. If you have stayed in a COVID-19 risk area within 10 days prior to entering Germany you must register online. A COVID-19 test is required for entry (see ‘Travel’). Wear a face mask in public areas, including in shops, public transport and maintain social distance. 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 Germany.</span></span></p> 14 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller caf87516-5fdf-4c06-9747-66c30e815f78 Germany 5/5 Do not travel South Korea (Republic of Korea) https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/south-korea-republic-korea All foreign visitors entering the Republic of Korea will be required to provide a proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test. Those who do not fulfill this requirement will be denied entry. The test must be issued within 72 hours prior to boarding your flight. <br /> <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to South Korea </p> 14 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 3cb5aea2-54f2-4935-ac5e-b89a802063ea South Korea (Republic of Korea) 5/5 Do not travel Ireland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/ireland From 16 January 2021, you must show a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Some exemptions exist, including for travellers from Northern Ireland, children under six and transit passengers. If you travel from Great Britain or South Africa, you must isolate for 14 days on arrival, even if you take a second COVID-19 test after arrival. Non-compliance with COVID-19 restrictions may result in prosecution and penalties including fines and imprisonment. <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> 14 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 124d7b3c-1900-4e67-83b7-e0c29b8da227 Ireland 5/5 Do not travel Eswatini https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/eswatini Eswatini has re-opened its borders, but lockdown restrictions are in place. Daily flights between Sikhuphe and OR Tambo International airports have now resumed. To enter Eswatini, you need proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your arrival. <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> 14 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 0ad9ed20-0624-4edf-96ac-2961d850aa33 Eswatini 5/5 Do not travel Burundi https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/burundi Land and sea borders in Burundi are closed except for the movement of goods. There are limited commercial flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport. You must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding your flight when entering or leaving the country. On arrival you must complete a mandatory 7 days quarantine at your own cost. A maximum of two COVID-19 tests must be completed during quarantine, the first on arrival and another on day 6 of quarantine. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be transferred to treatment facilities at their own cost. Travel to and from the airport will be provided by the National Police of Burundi. Follow the advice of local authorities. <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> 13 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9834abd1-60a2-4336-9619-a7b6201a5cf2 Burundi 5/5 Do not travel Ethiopia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/ethiopia The level of advice for the Regional State of Tigray and surrounding areas remains &#039;do not travel&#039; (level 4 of 4) due to ongoing military action. A State of Emergency remains in place, some flights are suspended, land borders are closed and communications networks are disrupted. If you’re staying in Tigray, shelter in place, monitor the media and follow instructions issued by the authorities. Australians in the Tigray region seeking emergency consular assistance should contact the Australian Embassy in Addis Ababa (see ‘Local contacts’), or call the DFAT Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 from within Australia, or +61 2 6261 3305 internationally.<br /> <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> 12 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller a2f16642-c4d2-44a7-ae07-95bf57c82165 Ethiopia 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> 11 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 875c4981-2bd4-48b2-8eb4-07bf31807a64 Tonga 5/5 Do not travel Malawi https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/malawi Malawi has closed its land borders, due to increasing COVID-19 cases, and the emergence of a new strain of the virus, exceptions apply (see &#039;Travel&#039;). The International Airport in Lilongwe and Blantyre remain open but flights may be subject to last minute cancellations. To enter, you must produce a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken in the 10 days before you arrive. You&#039;ll be tested for COVID-19 at the airport on arrival and self-isolate as required. You must also complete ‘Travel Surveillance Forms’ for follow up by government health officials. 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> 08 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 05e03c9e-b4e0-4119-bf07-c3a181ec80cb Malawi 5/5 Do not travel Palau https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/palau Commercial inbound passenger flights are currently suspended, but flights may resume soon. You can submit a Quarantine Certificate to keep the Palau Government informed of inbound demand (see &#039;Travel)&#039;. You&#039;ll have to undertake mandatory COVID-19 testing and quarantine prior to and on arrival. The length and cost of mandatory quarantine will vary for individual travellers. <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> 08 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 8a0c023f-98bd-434f-9c39-edf8dca2ec63 Palau 5/5 Do not travel Estonia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/estonia Travellers from the United Kingdom are required to produce a negative COVID-19 test undertaken no more than 72 hours before departure (see &#039; Travel&#039;). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Estonia <span><span><span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span></span></span>.</p> 07 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 99be25b3-7e81-4669-8e68-d08b0eb0335f Estonia 5/5 Do not travel Colombia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/colombia A negative COVID-19 test (PCR) result, taken within 96 hours before departure, is required to board flights to Colombia. In cases where it&#039;s not possible to be tested or receive results in the required time-frame, you must isolate on arrival for 14 days or until you receive a negative test result. Passengers with fever or respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 won&#039;t be allowed to board flights to Colombia. There are strict movement restrictions in place in parts of Bogota. Other cities and regions have introduced new movement restrictions (see Travel).<br /> <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Colombia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 06 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 924527ea-65eb-442b-8d8a-247ce842f4f3 Colombia 5/5 Do not travel Thailand https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/thailand Thailand continues to experience local transmission of COVID-19. Wear a mask, practice social distancing and follow government restrictions. Foreigners can&#039;t enter Thailand except in extremely limited circumstances. Protests have occurred in Bangkok and other areas of Thailand. Monitor local news and avoid public gatherings (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> 05 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4c68c636-b3d7-4628-b4ec-e876d1c5672c Thailand 5/5 Do not travel Chile https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/chile Chile has opened its borders to foreign nationals arriving through Santiago’s international airport, except those who have been in the United Kingdom in the preceding 14 days. You&#039;ll need to show your airline an affidavit (&#039;Declaración Jurada de Viajeros&#039;) completed within 48 hours of boarding, a negative result for a COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of boarding and evidence of health insurance covering COVID-19. A nationwide overnight curfew remains in place and other restrictions vary by municipality. Parts of the country remain in full lockdown. <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Chile due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 05 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e891d2a0-10ae-407f-b6c4-0c2321075d3d Chile 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. If you arrive from a destination other than mainland China and Taiwan you&#039;ll need to undergo 21 days of quarantine. 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> 24 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 424ffd68-8e96-4005-976e-8017b49cd86b Macau 5/5 Do not travel Bolivia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/bolivia International airports have resumed selected services. 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 22 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 185d6ee3-15a7-4ca8-9a61-61b1383bcd66 Bolivia 5/5 Do not travel New Caledonia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/new-caledonia Recent protests and roadblocks in New Caledonia have eased. Avoid the Greater South region of the main island due to the ongoing potential for violence. COVID-19 confinement and social distancing measures have been lifted. You can enter New Caledonia if you&#039;re a resident or a pre-approved visitor, including for a short-term business visit, with an exemption from local authorities (see &#039;Travel&#039;). A mandatory 14-day isolation period at a designated hotel applies. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to New Caledonia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 22 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 79f57e09-cd73-4354-8600-4e9d8ac6691a New Caledonia 5/5 Do not travel Belarus https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/belarus You must show a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within three days of arrival in Belarus. Most foreign citizens with a permanent or temporary residence permit must exit Belarus through Minsk National Airport. A number of other restrictions are in place. Large demonstrations and violent clashes occurred following the 2020 Presidential election. There have been casualties and protesters have been detained. Further demonstrations could occur without notice and turn violent. <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> 21 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ca654356-0adb-4a0c-9a8e-57b33050a2b2 Belarus 5/5 Do not travel Moldova https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/moldova COVID-19 remains a risk. Additional measures to restrict services, ban certain events, and limit the size of public gatherings are in place until 15 January 2021. Masks must be worn in all public places, both indoors and outdoors. 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> 18 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 7adc9d43-c818-4e52-9d97-3bf5f5b63382 Moldova 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. This covers all arrivals by air and sea. 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> 18 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 51cddbff-6a08-4bab-bf32-3b56aee2d6f9 Federated States of Micronesia 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, seat availability is limited. To travel into or out of the country, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken 72 hours within boarding your flight. Local measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and entry or exit measures may change at short notice. Please contact your airline for further information. <p><span><span>We continue to 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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span> </p> <p> </p> 18 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d69c2ae7-2317-4c08-b992-8aaa0bc25585 Bangladesh 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 &#039;Travel&#039;). Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to 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> Solomon Islands due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 15 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4da35327-d297-43be-88f0-1bcd4985927e Solomon Islands 5/5 Do not travel Afghanistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/afghanistan You&#039;re required to present a negative COVID-19 certificate, issued by a government approved laboratory, to enter and exit Afghanistan. Contact your airline or travel agent for further details. International flights are operating to and from Kabul. Be aware that flights can be postponed or cancelled at short notice. 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> 15 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9aa5a7d8-c695-411c-a64a-7586b3fb680e Afghanistan 5/5 Do not travel Slovenia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/slovenia Slovenia has declared a state of pandemic emergency. Travel to and within Slovenia is restricted. A curfew is in place from 9pm until 6am. 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> 14 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 106ce22a-f3cc-46e8-a799-e6bbbdb48862 Slovenia 5/5 Do not travel Laos https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/laos Foreigners are currently not allowed to enter Laos. This includes those that have recently been provided approval to enter Laos. Regular 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 flight options and 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> 12 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 356e430b-99c4-4d2b-ae5e-83860e048136 Laos 5/5 Do not travel Panama https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/panama There&#039;s a national curfew in place from 11pm to 5am daily. Additional curfew times can be in force depending on your location and further movement restrictions may be implemented at short notice. Fines for non-compliance may apply (see Travel). The Tocumen International Airport is open for international and transit travel. To enter, you&#039;ll need a hard copy of a negative COVID-19 (PCR or antigen) test result, dated no more than 48 hours before your arrival. You also need to complete a sworn statement for health care and had no contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days. Wear a face mask and maintain physical distance. <br /> <br /> <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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 08 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 232cd05c-1ef2-42c6-9226-41c3616d59db Panama 5/5 Do not travel Tanzania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/tanzania In October 2020, a violent attack occurred in Kitaya village, in Mtwara, close to the border with Mozambique. We now advise, do not travel to within 20kms of the border with Mozambique, in the Mtwara region, due to the threat of militant attacks, terrorism and kidnappings. Our global travel advice remains do not travel due to the risk of COVID-19 and travel disruptions. Follow the advice of local authorities and COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures.<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 </span></span>Tanzania.</p> 08 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller bfa6fcc0-e750-4e90-b754-62aa53fbfcfd Tanzania 5/5 Do not travel Guatemala https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/guatemala The nation-wide curfew has been lifted. Business and other activity restrictions in each municipality are based on a traffic light system. You must wear a facemask when outside and maintain social distancing. If you don&#039;t comply, you could be fined or arrested. <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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 03 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller bf8987f8-e66b-4335-8807-a553d185d5a0 Guatemala 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 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 at all times in public spaces, both indoor and outdoor. No more than 6 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> 03 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9b4b2ed9-cf85-433e-a427-16ef1264bb8d Malta 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 remains restricted. There are special requirements for entry to The Bahamas including applying for a health visa prior to 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 t</span></span>he Bahamas <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 03 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 0a6a9969-4141-48a9-a1c5-177bd1c2fd10 The Bahamas 5/5 Do not travel Eritrea https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/eritrea There have been reports of explosions in Asmara as a result of rockets launched from the ongoing military conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia. Further attacks are possible. Exercise extreme caution and stay away from airports, and government and military sites. Avoid moving around at night and follow the advice of local authorities.<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> 01 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller b29cf899-bdbc-42ac-9ec2-2fc89f787797 Eritrea 5/5 Do not travel Cuba https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/cuba Cuba has reopened its international airports with strict COVID-19 measures. See Travel for details. Strict hygiene regulations are in place at tourist resorts, restaurants and shopping venues. Follow the advice of local authorities. <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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 24 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 939d67ea-d54a-41ec-a7b1-e590f2d80684 Cuba 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. If you&#039;re travelling to Djibouti you must have a negative COVID-19 ( PCR ) test within 72 hours before your departure and within 120 hours of your arrival. You&#039;ll also be required to undergo a saliva test on arrival. Face coverings must be worn where social distancing is not possible. Passenger train operations 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> 18 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c9111e69-c970-4d59-9761-ccc32542cbdd Djibouti 5/5 Do not travel Algeria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/algeria Algeria has closed its land borders until further notice. The suspension of domestic and international air and maritime travel remains in place. Some airlines are running special repatriation flights over a limited period. 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> 18 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c339149f-ecd4-4437-bcc1-7edc2efa781b Algeria 5/5 Do not travel Hungary https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/hungary 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. Partial lockdown 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> 17 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller fc35cd82-1c47-4bab-8b0b-919c4ba08176 Hungary 5/5 Do not travel Gabon https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/gabon Gabon has partially reopened its borders, allowing a limited number of flights each week. It&#039;s mandatory to wear a face mask in public. There&#039;s a curfew in place from 10pm to 5am. Follow the advice of local authorities. <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> 16 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e56f349a-e5f0-4cd0-a980-430a729fcd1b Gabon 5/5 Do not travel Cambodia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/cambodia To enter Cambodia you’ll need a pre-approved visa 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 transferred to a designated hotel where you must quarantine for 14 days at your own expense, with a further test on the 13th day. 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> 16 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 590dbac7-7e31-40b9-946d-8ad452630c99 Cambodia 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> 16 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 17e45f53-2244-4154-87e4-ae26e578ca9f Niger 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. Follow the advice of local authorities on COVID-19 related restrictions. Limited international commercial flights are available. <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> 16 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller aa6dbb20-8247-421d-8a2c-229c1dc5ea80 Cameroon 5/5 Do not travel Bosnia and Herzegovina https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/bosnia-and-herzegovina The consulate in Sarajevo is open. Restrictions are in place for entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina. These may change at short notice. If you can enter, you&#039;ll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours before you arrive. COVID-19 measures vary from region to region. If you remain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, follow the advice of local authorities and local media for the latest information. <p><span><span>We continue to 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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 13 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 19e24034-56b8-4e1d-93b7-44c1386cd9ff Bosnia and Herzegovina 5/5 Do not travel Nigeria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/nigeria Recent large-scale protests and violence in Nigeria resulted in state-wide curfews being imposed in Lagos and several other locations. While the daytime curfew has now been lifted in Lagos, curfew conditions can change at short notice (see &#039;Safety&#039;). You should exercise maximum caution due to the continuing potential for civil unrest and threats to personal safety. If you arrive at an international airport, you must keep your boarding pass and baggage claim with you due to COVID-19 contact tracing, baggage claim checks, and proof of travel requirements with 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 Nigeria.</p> 12 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 86e69468-8c63-4b52-a846-4afef391390c Nigeria 5/5 Do not travel North Macedonia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/north-macedonia You must wear a mask in public places in North Macedonia. There is a ban on gatherings of more than four people in public places. Failure to comply may result in a fine. North Macedonia’s borders are open to Australian citizens and 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> 11 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller cf3b583b-b8ed-4a6a-a8d0-10ed85312f18 North Macedonia 5/5 Do not travel Costa Rica https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/costa-rica If you travel directly by air to Costa Rica you&#039;ll be allowed to enter the country. You&#039;ll need proof of insurance and a digital health pass completed prior to your 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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 02 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 11701824-ad4b-4e5a-b033-f3fb6e2736c1 Costa Rica 5/5 Do not travel Zambia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/zambia International airports are 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. If you&#039;re leaving Zambia, you&#039;ll need a medical certificate confirming you&#039;ve had a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test within the previous 14 days. <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> 23 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d0bf47bc-a836-45e0-8f27-ddd3e76ffc56 Zambia 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> 20 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e4dacab4-d64a-4f74-bfaa-a38c912e6787 Maldives 5/5 Do not travel Honduras https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/honduras Commercial international flights to and from Honduras have resumed. Land borders re-opened on 19 October from 6am to 6pm. You need to complete an online checklist and present a hard copy negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken 72 hours before travel to enter Honduras. You must wear a face mask while outside and maintain social distancing. You also need to complete a checklist online before departure. <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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 19 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 6bdeee41-3fb0-4a18-b939-629d5b6083e6 Honduras 5/5 Do not travel Uzbekistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/uzbekistan Uzbekistan has reopened international borders. Entry requirements vary depending on the country you&#039;re coming from. See &#039;Travel&#039; for details. <p><span><span>We advise:</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> 08 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 92f59b7b-db77-473d-8f26-efe4c7b5a4fa Uzbekistan 5/5 Do not travel Kyrgyz Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/kyrgyz-republic Large demonstrations are occurring following parliamentary elections. Protesters have clashed with security forces. There have been casualties and protesters have been detained. Further demonstrations could occur without notice and turn violent. Avoid large crowds and any demonstrations. Follow the advice of local authorities. There are enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions due to COVID-19. (See Travel for details.) Further restrictions could be reintroduced at short notice. Contact your airline or nearest embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to confirm visa and entry 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> the Kyrgyz Republic.</p> 08 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 856a15c8-6c09-423c-bf6c-f7341e4c8c3b Kyrgyz Republic 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 within five days before you arrive. If you don&#039;t present the 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. Curfew times vary depending on your location and 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. <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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 06 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d4f2529c-a9c8-41a6-89a4-3cd3d7d48fbe Dominican Republic 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’. You must register entry or exit information online in advance of travel. 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&#039;ll also undergo testing if you&#039;re leaving Benin. Face masks are mandatory in public in most cities and towns, including Cotonou. Non-essential public gatherings are suspended. <br /> <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> 06 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller a2e80ed2-6dd3-48b6-a6c1-934fecd4a8cc Benin 5/5 Do not travel Nicaragua https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/nicaragua Commercial flights out of Nicaragua have resumed. 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 of entry or 96 hours before entry if you&#039;re travelling from Asia, Africa, Australia or the Pacific region. 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 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 due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 06 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 92df2c90-5cc1-46bb-b408-aa64dbbcfebb Nicaragua 5/5 Do not travel Armenia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/armenia Due to ongoing military action in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Armenian authorities have introduced martial law. This includes prohibiting mass gatherings, curbs on spreading information and provides extra powers for police and other civil authorities to enforce public safety and order. Monitor the media for developments and follow the advice of local authorities. A nationwide “quarantine” regime is also in place. This requires face masks 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> 30 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 04b56f32-7250-48f2-8d3e-ba40cccdadcd Armenia 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 continue to 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>to Cook Islands due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 28 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f1077104-26d4-4a8d-8da6-914ed610f998 Cook Islands 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 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 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 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 <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 22 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f4d16d46-fe9d-454f-9150-c6bf94c76f46 El Salvador 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 continue to advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="/node/33">Do not to travel</a> travel to Venezuela due to:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>the unstable political and economic situation, shortages of food, water, medicine and petrol, and high levels of violent crime</li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span>.</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> 15 Apr 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9eb5b8b1-2246-4426-9546-530aec7f8fb0 Venezuela 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 Yemen https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/yemen We&#039;ve reviewed our travel advice for Yemen. <p dir="ltr">We continue to advise:</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:</p> <ul> <li>the very high threat of kidnapping and terrorist attack</li> <li>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</li> </ul> 22 Jan 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9c90c002-89cf-4506-98e0-b8b0633723f5 Yemen 5/5 Do not travel