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 Ethiopia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/ethiopia Movement restrictions and quarantine measures are in place across Ethiopia, and may differ from region to region (see Travel). Restrictions can change at short notice. If you plan to depart or transit Ethiopia, do so as soon as possible as departure flights are rapidly decreasing. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 Ethiopia.</p> 02 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller a2f16642-c4d2-44a7-ae07-95bf57c82165 Ethiopia 5/5 Do not travel Spain https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/spain Spain has closed its land, sea and air borders to non-residents for 30 days from 23 March. All hotels and alternative accommodation in Spain must also close by 26 March. A State of Alarm is in place that bans movement throughout the country and restricts all public transport services. If you are in Spain and want to return to Australia, check your route carefully with your airline as a number of key transit hubs are closing or becoming severely restricted. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Spain. See Local contacts for links. <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 Spain.</span></span></p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 68d23b23-8dd7-429a-9e43-e2d75ae05e57 Spain 5/5 Do not travel Seychelles https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/seychelles The Seychelles international airport is closed until 15 April, with some exceptions. If you&#039;re staying in Seychelles, follow the advice of local authorities and make arrangements for an extended stay. Take care to minimise your exposure to COVID-19 and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you are safe. You can register your details with the Australian High Commission in Mauritius by sending an email to: ahc.portlouis@dfat.gov.au. For emergency consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <br /> <br /> <p><span><span><span>We now advise you:</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> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 38569f85-3b21-4654-9e41-1831c16cba77 Seychelles 5/5 Do not travel Finland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/finland Finland has confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are movement restrictions between Uusimaa district (including Helsinki) and the rest of Finland. If you’re in Finland and wish to return to Australia, you should do so immediately as departure options are becoming limited. If you remain in Finland, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and seek a visa extension if required. Take care to minimise exposure to COVID-19, and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe. For urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We now 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 Finland.</span></span></p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c601bce2-09cb-4fd9-a247-ddfed038ef5b Finland 5/5 Do not travel United Kingdom https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/united-kingdom If you plan to transit through the UK on your way back to Australia you may need to provide proof that you have an onward flight booked. You may also be asked to provide proof of accommodation for any short term stays. If you&#039;re in the UK and want to return to Australia, check your route carefully with your airline or travel agent as a number of key transit hubs, including the UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Hong Kong and Singapore, have suspended transit flights. If you remain in the UK, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. The UK is under lockdown. You have to stay at home, except in very limited circumstances. All non-essential shops and community spaces are closed. Police have been given powers to enforce these rules. Ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay and keep in contact with family and friends back home.<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 the United Kingdom.</span></span></p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f3d97b1e-36c5-495e-affe-3ca14c560a12 United Kingdom 5/5 Do not travel Albania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/albania Albania has confirmed cases of COVID-19. It has introduced a number of measures in response. These include restrictions on international and domestic travel; closure of shops except for food shops and pharmacies and suspension of public transport in a number of cities. Airports remain open, but commercial options are increasingly limited. If you wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible. <br /> <br /> If you remain in Albania, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We now advise you:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Albania.</span></span></p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 0039478a-b273-4d91-8a48-8e1556b66357 Albania 5/5 Do not travel Vietnam https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/vietnam The Vietnamese Government has imposed an Emergency Nationwide Quarantine. Strict social distancing rules apply. Residents and visitors must restrict movements to purchasing necessities or attending work in locations deemed essential. If you&#039;re in Vietnam and wish to leave, do so as soon as possible while commercial options are still available. Follow the Australian Embassy social media for updates on flights (see &#039;local contacts&#039;). If you decide to remain in Vietnam, follow the instructions of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span><span>We now advise you to:</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> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f7d6b3e3-db36-447f-9dff-1979afea8edd Vietnam 5/5 Do not travel Mozambique https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mozambique To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Mozambique has declared a state of emergency. All public gatherings are banned. There are limitations on movements within the country and at border entries. If, despite our advice, you travel to Mozambique you&#039;ll be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. Our ability to provide consular assistance may be limited due to the state of emergency. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not </a><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">travel</a> to </span></span>Mozambique.</p> <p> </p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e4b98472-0fd6-4bc4-98b2-450a139163d9 Mozambique 5/5 Do not travel Bosnia and Herzegovina https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/bosnia-and-herzegovina Bosnian authorities have declared a state of emergency in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Entry to foreigners is heavily restricted. Curfews are in place and non-essential services are closed. If you remain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. Ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay and keep in contact with family and friends back home. <br /> <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to </span></span>Bosnia and Herzegovina.</p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 19e24034-56b8-4e1d-93b7-44c1386cd9ff Bosnia and Herzegovina 5/5 Do not travel Norway https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/norway Norway has closed its borders and foreign travellers won&#039;t be allowed to enter unless they have a Norwegian residency or work permit. Airports are operational, but expect travel disruptions as many flights are banned from entering. If you&#039;re in Norway and wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. A quarantine period of 14 days will apply to residents entering Norway. Cruise passengers aren&#039;t allowed to disembark at many Norwegian ports. Check with your travel provider on disruptions. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p dir="ltr"><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 Norway.</span></span></p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4fc7a457-3905-439a-8ef9-3c9b83631449 Norway 5/5 Do not travel Iceland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/iceland Iceland has closed its borders to foreigners due to COVID-19. Large gatherings are banned and the use of public transport is discouraged. Departure options are becoming more limited and key transit hubs between Iceland and Australia have closed or are becoming severely restricted. If you remain in Iceland, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. Ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay and keep in contact with family and friends back home. <p><span><span>We now 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 Iceland.</span></span></p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 91669489-f5f6-4bef-9c54-02701764c095 Iceland 5/5 Do not travel South Korea (Republic of Korea) https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/south-korea-republic-korea If you’re in South Korea and want to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible. There are limited flights out, and options are diminishing. If you&#039;re staying, follow the advice of local authorities and make plans for an extended stay.<br /> <br /> If despite our advice, you travel to South Korea you&#039;ll have to self-quarantine for 14 days. If you don&#039;t have accommodation, you&#039;ll need to stay in a government run facility at your expense. Some exemptions exist. Contact the nearest South Korean embassy before you travel. Breaking self-quarantine could lead to significant fines or imprisonment.<br /> <p>Our advice has not changed:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to South Korea </p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 3cb5aea2-54f2-4935-ac5e-b89a802063ea South Korea (Republic of Korea) 5/5 Do not travel Thailand https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/thailand Except in limited cases, foreigners cannot enter Thailand. You will be able to enter if you hold a work permit, but will need to quarantine, show medical certification you do not have COVID-19 and have USD100,000 in travel insurance. Before departure, check with your airline and the nearest Thai embassy or consulate for the latest on entry, transit and quarantine requirements. If you wish to leave Thailand, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options departing Thailand (see Local Contacts for links). If you remain in Thailand, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. If you’re in Phuket, be aware that Phuket International Airport will be closed from 10 April. All roads and sea links between Phuket and the mainland are already closed. If you have a ticket for a flight out of Phuket Airport, you can still travel directly to the airport. Phuket has a curfew in place from 8.00pm to 3.00am every night. <br /> <br /> <p><span><span><span>Our level of advice has not changed:</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> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4c68c636-b3d7-4628-b4ec-e876d1c5672c Thailand 5/5 Do not travel Philippines https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/philippines The Philippines has implemented a lockdown and curfew to limit the spread of COVID-19. If you’re in the Philippines and wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Options have become extremely limited and transit hubs have closed. Contact the Philippines Department of Tourism and airlines directly to determine available options. Qatar Airways and ANA are offering flights via other locations to Australia. If you remain, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe.<br /> <br /> The Australian Embassy has emailed Australians we know are in the Philippines with more detailed advice. See the Embassy website or Facebook page for the full text of the email and to subscribe to any further Embassy updates (see Travel). <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 the </span></span>Philippines.</p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 14d55142-3580-4d73-800f-d810fee1550d Philippines 5/5 Do not travel Cyprus https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/cyprus Cyprus has implemented a nationwide curfew. Turkish-Cypriot authorities have also implemented a curfew in northern Cyprus. Movement is only allowed between 6am and 9pm. Criminal charges and fines may apply if you breach the curfew. Only essential travel is allowed and there are limits on public gatherings. If you&#039;re in Cyprus and wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options. (See Local Contacts for links.) If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Cyprus.</p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 2e7ee242-9d1f-46ff-8795-7c30113a225c Cyprus 5/5 Do not travel Denmark https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/denmark Denmark has closed its borders and foreign travellers aren&#039;t allowed to enter. Only Danish citizens, those holding a work or residence permit, and diplomats can re-enter. Copenhagen Airport is operational, but expect travel disruptions as many flights have been cancelled. If you&#039;re in Denmark and wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Foreign travellers aren&#039;t allowed to disembark from cruise ships in Denmark. Check with your travel provider or tour company on disruptions. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p dir="ltr"><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 Denmark.</span></span></p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 7bf57190-a430-4815-a533-372f2cc9fdda Denmark 5/5 Do not travel Mexico https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/mexico COVID-19 is present in Mexico. Public venues in Mexico City are closed until 19 April. Events of more than 50 people have been cancelled. Similar measures are in place across Mexico. If you are in Mexico and wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Be aware that as other countries close borders or introduce travel restrictions, you may not be able to return to Australia as planned. Flights to Australia from the region through US hubs are quickly disappearing and transit arrangements through Canada are strictly enforced. Confirm your travel and transit arrangements directly with your airline or travel agent, and check with the nearest embassy or consulate of Mexico to confirm the latest entry and exit requirements. If you cannot or do not wish to leave Mexico, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to minimise exposure to COVID-19, and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you are safe. <ol> <li><span><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></span></li> </ol> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span><span>to Mexico</span></span></span></p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 061a10c7-4e62-41a9-8fb2-2199d31eaef9 Mexico 5/5 Do not travel Poland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/poland Foreigners are not permitted to enter Poland. All returning citizens and residents will have a 14 day quarantine enforced. A state of epidemic emergency has been declared with strict measures to minimise the spread of COVID-19. If you are in Poland and wish to leave, you should do so as soon as possible while commercial options are available. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving. See Local contacts for links. If you decide to remain in Poland, follow the instructions of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. <p>We haven't changed our level of advice:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Poland.</p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 8980b831-dca8-4240-9516-626a5eeba20f Poland 5/5 Do not travel Fiji https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/fiji If you want to get home to Australia, Fiji Airways may arrange flights. Visit their website to register your interest. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Fiji (see Local contacts). There are no other commercial flights. If you&#039;re in Fiji, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305.<br /> <br /> <br /> <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.</p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 995e9a9f-81d1-49cd-89b6-4850bbaa33d4 Fiji 5/5 Do not travel Canada https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/canada The only remaining direct flight between Canada and Australia is Air Canada&#039;s daily Vancouver to Sydney service. The last flight will depart Vancouver on 4 April. The service will then be temporarily suspended. If you want to leave Canada, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian High Commission&#039;s social media for updates on flights. Australian citizens will be allowed to enter Australia without a valid Australian passport (see Travel). If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305.<br /> <p><span><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span><span>to Canada.</span></span></span></p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ce4db62d-7b88-49e0-a1de-ac984cd2a690 Canada 5/5 Do not travel Mauritius https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mauritius The curfew has been extended until 8pm on 15 April. Movement remains restricted to essential services only. Measures may change at short notice. Passenger flights are restricted to special authorised flights only until further notice. If you&#039;re remaining in Mauritius, follow the advice of local authorities and make preparations for an extended stay. Minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and stay in touch with family and friends. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. You can register your details with the Australian High Commission by sending an email to: ahc.portlouis@dfat.gov.au. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span>to </span></span> Mauritius.</p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 52d2222f-22f6-4426-9d1d-93070d7aea5a Mauritius 5/5 Do not travel El Salvador https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/el-salvador Commercial flights leaving El Salvador have mostly been suspended. However some charter flights are still operating through Eastern Airlines (see Travel). Book directly to arrange your departure. If you&#039;re able to secure a flight, make sure you arrive at the airport early. You can&#039;t leave El Salvador by land into Guatemala or Honduras. If you&#039;re staying in El Salvador, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p dir="ltr">We advise you:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> El Salvador.</p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f4d16d46-fe9d-454f-9150-c6bf94c76f46 El Salvador 5/5 Do not travel Georgia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/georgia Georgia has imposed a daily curfew between 9:00pm and 6:00am. All public transportation has been suspended. There are no passenger flights in or out of Georgia. All shops with the exception of food shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks and post offices are now closed. Additional restrictions may be implemented at short notice and fines may be imposed for violations of new restrictions. If you remain in Georgia, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19 and ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay. Keep in contact with family and friends back home so they know you&#039;re safe and well. <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</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ade235cd-d199-4ae8-aa21-cd6a55ba853c Georgia 5/5 Do not travel Guam https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/guam If you&#039;re in Guam and wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei social media accounts for regular updates. (See Local contacts for links.)<br /> <br /> If you travel there despite our advice, you&#039;ll be subject to quarantine at a government-designated facility, even if you&#039;re just transiting. You&#039;ll have to pay for your stay. You may only be exempt if you have a Government of Guam recognised and certified medical certificate confirming you&#039;re not infected with COVID-19; issued within 72 hours of arrival. <p>We now advise you:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> in Guam.</p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d588d32d-dd07-4a25-b996-c7ff3a86d593 Guam 5/5 Do not travel Marshall Islands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/marshall-islands Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Marshall Islands has closed its borders until further notice. This covers all arrivals by air and cruise ship. If you&#039;re in Marshall Islands and you wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei social media accounts for regular updates. See Local contacts for links.<br /> <br /> If you&#039;re remaining in Marshall Islands, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We now advise you:</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> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 7f4ee38d-c935-4a44-8d32-9a4d13345829 Marshall Islands 5/5 Do not travel Botswana https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/botswana Botswana has declared a State of Emergency to address COVID-19 from midnight 2 April 2020 until further notice. The movement of all people outside of the home is restricted to essential services and the transport of essential goods. Foreign nationals won&#039;t be allowed to enter Botswana. All flights in and out of Botswana have been suspended and borders closed. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Botswana, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to</span> Botswana. </p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 918ce8b6-badc-4b51-a573-88e213f524df Botswana 5/5 Do not travel The Republic of Slovenia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/republic-slovenia Airports in Slovenia are now closed. There is no public transport across borders. You can cross the border in a private vehicle at certain border points. Additional screening measures are in place. Movement is restricted in Slovenia and public transport is suspended. Local institutions, hotels and non-essential services are closed. These restrictions may change at short notice. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Slovenia, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We now advise you:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to the Republic of Slovenia.</p> 01 Apr 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 106ce22a-f3cc-46e8-a799-e6bbbdb48862 The Republic of Slovenia 5/5 Do not travel Kuwait https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/kuwait All flights to and from Kuwait are suspended. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for more information. See Local contacts for links. If you&#039;re in Kuwait, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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> Kuwait.</p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 55be6ff4-3b6c-418d-a526-695ece5e4a08 Kuwait 5/5 Do not travel Timor-Leste https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/timor-leste Flight options to Australia are ceasing. A state of emergency has been declared. There is limited availability of testing and infection control facilities. Critical care for managing Australians who might become seriously ill is likely to be significantly below the standards available in Australia. With limited exceptions foreigners will not be allowed to enter Timor-Leste. All travellers entering Timor-Leste will be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine at a location determined by local authorities. There have been limited security incidents in Dili following the announcement of the first COVID-19 case. <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> <span>to Timor-Leste.</span></span></span></p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 770434c0-b809-4b9a-a31a-5607cf035ebd Timor-Leste 5/5 Do not travel France https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/france You can still leave France if you wish, but commercial flights are increasingly limited. If you decide to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible while options are available. All non-essential movement is currently prohibited throughout France. You must carry a government certificate at all times when in public. Severe fines are being applied for unauthorised travel. The French medical system is under severe strain. Some hospitals may soon approach their capacity. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 France.</span></span></p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 419f7645-66b1-4b92-914b-3d086ad2d0a5 France 5/5 Do not travel Guatemala https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/guatemala Guatemala has officially closed its air, land and sea borders to transit. There may be limited flights available out of Guatemala City, including with Eastern Airlines (see contact details in &#039;Travel&#039;). Exit may also be possible via land border crossings with Mexico using private transfers, including through El Carmen. But be aware access may be intermittent and travel is not permitted within curfew hours. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities, minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We advise you:</span></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span> Guatemala<span>. </span></span></span></p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller bf8987f8-e66b-4335-8807-a553d185d5a0 Guatemala 5/5 Do not travel Cuba https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/cuba Cuba&#039;s borders are closed. Tourists are not permitted to leave their hotels or accommodation. The Australian Embassy in Mexico City is temporarily closed to the public due to local measures in place. We&#039;re still providing urgent consular assistance to those in need. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Cuba.</p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 939d67ea-d54a-41ec-a7b1-e590f2d80684 Cuba 5/5 Do not travel Nigeria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/nigeria Nigeria&#039;s Federal Capital Territory and Lagos are currently in lockdown. All non-essential movements are banned. Several other states have also gone into lockdown. All domestic travel in Nigeria is extremely limited. All airports are closed to international flights, except essential and emergency flights. All land borders are closed. If you can’t or don’t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and ensure you have suitable accommodation arrangements in place. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Nigeria.</p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 86e69468-8c63-4b52-a846-4afef391390c Nigeria 5/5 Do not travel Federated States of Micronesia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/federated-states-micronesia If you&#039;re in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei social media accounts for regular updates. (See Local contacts for links.)<br /> <br /> Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, FSM has suspended entry of all incoming passengers until further notice. If you travel there despite our advice, travel restrictions vary between FSM states or may change at short notice. Contact your travel provider for details. See Travel. <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> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 51cddbff-6a08-4bab-bf32-3b56aee2d6f9 Federated States of Micronesia 5/5 Do not travel Sweden https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/sweden If you’re in Sweden and wish to return to Australia, you should do so immediately as departure options are becoming limited. Check your route with your airline as a number of key transit hubs are closing or becoming severely restricted. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Sweden (see Local contacts). If you remain in Sweden, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and seek a visa extension if required. Take care to minimise exposure to COVID-19 and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you are safe. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We 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 Sweden.</span></span></p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d7a8c861-4c26-47b7-bd73-cc6f22c2d386 Sweden 5/5 Do not travel Dominican Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/dominican-republic All air, land and sea borders are closed. There is a nation-wide daily curfew in place between 5.00pm and 6.00am. The Embassy is temporarily closed to the public due to local measures in place. We&#039;re still providing urgent consular assistance to those in need. If you&#039;re in the Dominican Republic, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 the Dominican Republic. </span></span></p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d4f2529c-a9c8-41a6-89a4-3cd3d7d48fbe Dominican Republic 5/5 Do not travel Croatia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/croatia Croatia has implemented new measures in response to COVID-19. All travel to Croatia is restricted for 30 days for non-EU nationals. If you&#039;re in Croatia and wish to leave, flight options are becoming increasingly limited. People are advised to stay home. Movement restrictions are in place for travel within Croatia. All local and domestic transport services, including buses and flights have been suspended. Taxis may be available, but are limited. Due to movement restrictions, the Embassy&#039;s ability to provide consular assistance may be reduced. If staying in Croatia, follow the advice of local authorities and reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Make preparations for an extended stay and keep in touch with family and friends so that they know you&#039;re safe and well. For urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We advise you:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Croatia.</p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c8959125-4e38-47d1-910a-fc362a3756d1 Croatia 5/5 Do not travel Nicaragua https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/nicaragua Travel options from Nicaragua to Australia transiting through United States hubs are quickly disappearing and transit arrangements through Canada are strictly enforced. Confirm your travel arrangements directly with your travel provider. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Nicaragua.</p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 92df2c90-5cc1-46bb-b408-aa64dbbcfebb Nicaragua 5/5 Do not travel Laos https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/laos Foreigners are currently not allowed to enter Laos. Regular flights out of Laos have stopped and land borders are closed. If you wish to leave Laos, check regularly with your airline, travel agent or tour operator for the latest information. If you&#039;re in Laos, follow the advice of local authorities. The Lao Government has announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All people must remain at home, unless buying food and other essentials, visiting medical facilities and/or going to work at “essential organisations”. Medical facilities (including pharmacies), supermarkets, banks, petrol stations, hotels and restaurants are allowed to remain open with some restrictions to services. Travel between provinces can only occur with local authorities&#039; approval. See the Australian Embassy Facebook page – Australia in Laos for a full translation of the measures. <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 Laos.</span></span></p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 356e430b-99c4-4d2b-ae5e-83860e048136 Laos 5/5 Do not travel French Polynesia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/french-polynesia Strict restrictions on movement are in place, including a nightly curfew from 8pm to 5am. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We now advise you:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a><span><span> to French Polynesia.</span></span></p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 27d8940f-c281-475a-9bb2-44b98b5de4b3 French Polynesia 5/5 Do not travel Belgium https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/belgium All travel to the EU and Schengen Area is strictly restricted for non-EU nationals for 30 days from 17 March. If you&#039;re in Belgium and wish to leave, be aware that departure options are becoming more limited. All non-essential movement outdoors is prohibited until 19 April. Some exemptions exist, though you should minimise travel and practice social distancing measures. Monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities. <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 Belgium.</span></span></p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c7f8d510-fb03-47b1-abc7-dc233cdca9bd Belgium 5/5 Do not travel Panama https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/panama Foreigners are restricted from entering Panama due to COVID-19. All international flights have been suspended. If you&#039;re in Panama, the Panama Government recommends remaining in preventative isolation. An overnight curfew is in place, with some exemptions such as for accessing hospitals, pharmacies, supermarkets and hotels. Follow the advice of local authorities by dialling 169 for the latest information. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> <span><span> Panama<span>. </span></span></span></p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 232cd05c-1ef2-42c6-9226-41c3616d59db Panama 5/5 Do not travel Costa Rica https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/costa-rica The Government of Costa Rica has declared a national emergency. If you wish to leave, you should do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Consult the San Jose International Airport website for further details. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to minimise exposure to COVID-19, and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you are safe. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Costa Rica.</p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 11701824-ad4b-4e5a-b033-f3fb6e2736c1 Costa Rica 5/5 Do not travel Honduras https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/honduras Honduras has closed air, land and sea borders to transit. Limited commercial and charter flights may still be available out of Honduras, including with United Airlines and Eastern Airlines (see Travel). If you can secure a commercial or charter flight, authorities may require you to present a Letter of ‘Salvoconducto’ from the Australian Government to facilitate your exit (See Travel for a link to a copy of the letter). A nationwide curfew is in place. Expect widespread closures of businesses, supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and petrol stations. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and make preparations for an extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 Honduras<span>. </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 6bdeee41-3fb0-4a18-b939-629d5b6083e6 Honduras 5/5 Do not travel Kosovo https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/kosovo There are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kosovo. The authorities in Kosovo have introduced a number of strict measures to limit the spread of the virus, including a prohibition on movement from 17:00 to 06:00.<br /> <br /> There are currently no commercial means of leaving Kosovo. Check with airlines, or the airport and border authorities for further updates. If you&#039;re in Kosovo, follow the advice of local authorities and reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19. For urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. See Health and Travel.<br /> <br /> <p><span><span>We now 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 Kosovo.</span></span></p> 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f88fa3da-d371-479f-863d-61d537423540 Kosovo 5/5 Do not travel Belarus https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/belarus If you travel to Belarus despite our advice, note it has enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions in place. These include a mandatory 14 day quarantine period if you arrive from countries with cases of COVID-19 (including Australia). If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. <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 Belarus.</span></span></p> 30 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ca654356-0adb-4a0c-9a8e-57b33050a2b2 Belarus 5/5 Do not travel Gabon https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/gabon Gabon has closed all of its borders in response to COVID-19. All passenger flights into the country have been suspended. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We advise you to:</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> 30 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e56f349a-e5f0-4cd0-a980-430a729fcd1b Gabon 5/5 Do not travel Serbia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/serbia All international airports are closed until further notice and all borders are closed to non-Serbians. There is a nationwide curfew in place. The Government of Serbia has declared a State of Emergency. If you remain in Serbia, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID−19, ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends back home. <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.</p> 30 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f597d948-775f-4539-94b7-5c44acbd755b Serbia 5/5 Do not travel Bulgaria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/bulgaria We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time including to Bulgaria. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. The Bulgarian Government has proclaimed a state of emergency and has temporarily closed the borders to all non-EU citizens until 17 April. This period may be extended. Airlines have reduced the number of flights in and out of Bulgaria. The Ministry of Health has announced a ban on entry into Bulgaria of citizens from high-risk countries (See Travel section). This list may change at short notice. If you are displaying symptoms of the virus, you may be placed under quarantine. <br /> <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to</span> Bulgaria.</p> 30 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 6c924713-a8a2-477a-b29e-f979bba95cb3 Bulgaria 5/5 Do not travel Bhutan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/bhutan We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the (COVID-19) pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Bhutan. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.<br /> <br /> Due to COVID-19 Bhutan has suspended all tourism to the country until further notice. If you&#039;re in Bhutan monitor your health closely and follow the advice of local authorities. Contact your airline, tour provider or nearest Bhutanese embassy to seek advice on arrangements. <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>Bhutan.</p> 30 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9f6bf81c-cb60-49f2-9e1a-d63fd51160cc Bhutan 5/5 Do not travel Tonga https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/tonga Commercial flights, cruise ships and yachts are banned from entering Tonga. A state of emergency has been declared, and a national lockdown is in force. If you&#039;re in Tonga and can’t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. Ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay. Stay in touch with family and friends back home so they know you&#039;re safe and well. <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>Tonga.</p> 30 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 875c4981-2bd4-48b2-8eb4-07bf31807a64 Tonga 5/5 Do not travel Afghanistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/afghanistan Afghanistan has confirmed cases of COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases is likely to increase significantly. Kabul is now in lockdown in an effort to contain the outbreak. All commercial airlines have suspended services from Kabul. If you’re in Afghanistan despite our advice, be alert, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. The serious and ongoing threat of kidnapping and volatile security environment has not changed. <p>We haven't changed our level of advice:</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> 30 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9aa5a7d8-c695-411c-a64a-7586b3fb680e Afghanistan 5/5 Do not travel Montenegro https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/montenegro Montenegro has implemented emergency measures in response to COVID−19. All borders are closed. Inter-city travel is banned. There is a ban on gatherings of more than two people in public places. All public transport has been suspended and there is a limit of two persons per car. All restaurants and retail stores are shut except for grocery stores, petrol stations and pharmacies. These restrictions may change at short notice. Contact the nearest embassy or consulate of Montenegro for the latest information and monitor local media for updates. If you remain in Montenegro, follow the advice of local authorities, minimise your exposure to COVID−19 and ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay. Stay in touch with family and friends back home so that they know you&#039;re safe and well. <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.</p> 30 Mar 2020 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 International commercial flights will not be allowed to land in Myanmar from 31 March. If, despite our advice, you had booked a flight to Myanmar, contact your airline for further information. Further restrictions may be imposed at short notice. Departure options are extremely limited. For information about possible departure options, follow the Australian Embassy in Myanmar on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AusEmbMyr). If you are in Myanmar and can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance, call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 Myanmar.</span></span></p> 30 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 52713dd9-36a5-4c83-a261-71172e6275cc Myanmar 5/5 Do not travel North Macedonia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/north-macedonia The Government of North Macedonia has declared a State of Emergency in response to COVID−19. A nationwide curfew is in place from 9:00pm to 6:00am on weekdays, and 4:00pm to 6:00am on weekends. Further restrictions based on age apply (see &#039;Travel&#039;). All international airports are closed until further notice, and all borders are closed to non-citizens and residents. These restrictions may change at short notice. Contact the nearest embassy or consulate of North Macedonia for the latest information and monitor local media for updates. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We advise you:</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> 30 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller cf3b583b-b8ed-4a6a-a8d0-10ed85312f18 North Macedonia 5/5 Do not travel Switzerland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/switzerland Switzerland has extended its measures to now restrict entry to include people from all remaining Schengen states, with the exception of Liechtenstein. Previous entry restrictions only applied to Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Spain. Exceptions to this travel ban are included in the &#039;Travel&#039; section. You may continue to transit through Switzerland. If you choose to remain in Switzerland, authorities require all foreign tourists to contact the Cantonal Office of Population and Migration in their area to obtain a temporary residence permit. You must also arrange accommodation and travel insurance. All foreigners will receive the same level of medical care as Swiss residents, but may be required to guarantee payment in advance. We recommend you contact your insurer to seek advice. <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 Switzerland.</span></span></p> 30 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 93f55569-1438-4f2c-93cf-ec8494dbb037 Switzerland 5/5 Do not travel Argentina https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/argentina Argentina has closed its borders. Airports and ports are now closed. Movements within Argentina are restricted. It is now too late to leave Argentina by commercial means. You should follow the advice of local authorities and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. Ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends back home. For urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Argentina.</p> 30 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 49c2a191-f3bb-4375-8ee0-26366a47d5eb Argentina 5/5 Do not travel Armenia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/armenia Armenia has banned foreign nationals from listed countries or foreign nationals who have visited listed countries in the 14 days prior from entering Armenia. This list includes Australia and may change at short notice. <br /> <br /> Armenia has confirmed cases of COVID-19 and has announced a 30-day State of Emergency. Some flights have been cancelled and transit options back to Australia are decreasing. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 Armenia.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 04b56f32-7250-48f2-8d3e-ba40cccdadcd Armenia 5/5 Do not travel Russia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/russia All commercial and charter flights are banned from entering or exiting Russia. If you’re in Russia, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 Russia.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 014b41e8-893f-4e04-b1a9-8c632a99a564 Russia 5/5 Do not travel Samoa https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/samoa Samoa will close its borders on 26 March 2020. Prior to this date, Samoan citizens and residents may enter, but must be tested for COVID-19 within five days prior to arrival. Samoan authorities have suspended flights between Samoa and Australia until further notice. Options to leave Samoa are extremely limited. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a><span><span> to</span></span> Samoa.</p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 680b5dce-1d24-4b00-985d-47974c6f42b6 Samoa 5/5 Do not travel Sierra Leone https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/sierra-leone Expect border closures, travel bans and other restrictions on your movements. It is extremely unlikely that any international commercial flights will operate for some time. Contact your travel provider for details. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Sierra Leone. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Sierra Leone.</p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller a6d43682-2288-4d89-b4f2-5801d7806aa6 Sierra Leone 5/5 Do not travel Saudi Arabia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/saudi-arabia All flights to and from Saudi Arabia have been suspended. Saudi authorities have imposed a curfew for certain periods of the day. If you are Riyadh, Makkah or Madinah you cannot travel outside of the city limits. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. For urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Saudi Arabia.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 615d52ae-cd44-4b0c-89a0-832c4b6900c7 Saudi Arabia 5/5 Do not travel Papua New Guinea https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/papua-new-guinea Papua New Guinea has closed its borders to overseas travellers, including those arriving by sea (see Travel). If you’re in PNG and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible, as departure options are diminishing. If you remain in PNG, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Make arrangements to stay for a possible extended period, and stay in contact with family and friends so they know you’re safe. <br /> <br /> The PNG Government announced a national State of Emergency on 24 March. Domestic flights and some public transport has ceased, and schools are closed. The High Commission will remain open during this period but is operating essential services only – these include consular and passport services. For passport or consular services email consular.portmoresby@dfat.gov.au in advance for an appointment. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</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 overall.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 06f3ab02-8b13-44e6-bab2-cf653c52e834 Papua New Guinea 5/5 Do not travel Nepal https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/nepal Nepal has imposed a country-wide lockdown. During this period, you can only leave your residence for essential needs, such as food and medical care. All international and domestic flights are suspended until 31 March. Follow the Australian Embassy Facebook (@australianembassynepal) and Twitter (@AusAmbNP) accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Nepal. Land borders also remain closed for foreigners. If you&#039;re in Nepal and can&#039;t or choose not to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. <p>We now advise you to:</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> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 0df08c03-9320-45b8-ba8a-18dce20dc7af Nepal 5/5 Do not travel Algeria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/algeria All international flight to and from Algeria have been suspended until further notice. All land borders are closed. If you&#039;re staying in Algeria, follow the advice of local authorities and make arrangements for an extended stay. Take care to minimise your exposure to COVID-19 and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe. For urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305.<br /> <br /> <p><span><span>We now 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 Algeria.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c339149f-ecd4-4437-bcc1-7edc2efa781b Algeria 5/5 Do not travel Solomon Islands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/solomon-islands International flights in to and out of Solomon Islands are cancelled. The last flight out leaves at 2.15pm (local time) on 27 March 2020. If you&#039;re in Solomon Islands, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <br /> <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 Solomon Islands.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4da35327-d297-43be-88f0-1bcd4985927e Solomon Islands 5/5 Do not travel New Zealand https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/new-zealand Airline services between New Zealand and Australia are reducing. Many will cease by the end of March, after which flights will only be available out of Auckland. Domestic flights will cease for non-essential travel from midnight 27 March, including those with international connections. If you want to return to Australia, contact your airline as soon as possible. Australian citizens, residents and immediate family can still transit Auckland to Australia from other countries, but must remain airside. Transit travellers cannot enter New Zealand. See further details in the Travel section.<br /> <br /> If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave follow the advice of local authorities, including observing the four week lockdown. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you require urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>Our level of advice has not changed:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to New Zealand.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 35631aa7-3853-44d8-91e4-5e4f5ee4a872 New Zealand 5/5 Do not travel Hong Kong https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/hong-kong If you&#039;re headed back to Australia, be aware that foreign nationals will not be allowed to transit Hong Kong. Only residents of Hong Kong will be permitted to enter, with few exceptions. Anyone permitted to enter Hong Kong will be subject to 14 days compulsory quarantine. If you’re in Hong Kong and want to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. There are limited flights out, and options are diminishing. If you can’t or don’t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to avoid exposure to COVID-19. Public gatherings of more than four people are banned, strong penalties apply. Monitor your health closely and stay in touch with friends and family so they know you are safe and well. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span><span>Hong Kong.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller b4a95b80-7977-4738-9911-b9d219154ac4 Hong Kong 5/5 Do not travel Moldova https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/moldova We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Moldova. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. <br /> <br /> A nationwide state of emergency was declared on 16 March. All flights and trains into and out of the country have been suspended. Non-resident foreigners are not able to enter Moldova. Schools and universities have been closed and mass gatherings have been banned. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</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> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 7adc9d43-c818-4e52-9d97-3bf5f5b63382 Moldova 5/5 Do not travel Paraguay https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/paraguay We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Paraguay. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Paraguay has introduced entry restrictions. All arriving passengers must undertake mandatory isolation for two weeks. Airports remain open but commercial options are increasingly limited. Air New Zealand will suspend flights from Buenos Aires from 30 March. If you wish to return to Australia, we recommend you arrange to do so by commercial means immediately. If you choose to remain in Paraguay, follow the advice of local authorities.<br /> There&#039;s also an active outbreak of dengue in Paraguay with cases registered in Northern Argentina. <p><span><span>We now 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> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9498908b-cd67-45dd-880e-306d40537bc1 Paraguay 5/5 Do not travel South Sudan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/south-sudan International flights to and from South Sudan have been suspended and all land borders are closed. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am. If you&#039;re in South Sudan, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We haven't changed our level of advice:</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> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller aca6e264-f8af-4c60-b6e6-c021b8ada5bd South Sudan 5/5 Do not travel Qatar https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/qatar Qatar has put in place enhanced health screening measures and entry restrictions due to COVID-19. Australians continue to be able to transit though and depart from Qatar. Authorities will only allow Qatari citizens to enter the country until at least 1 April. Australians with a residency permit will not be allowed to enter during this period. If you are in Qatar and you wish to leave, you should do so as soon as possible by commercial means. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Qatar.</p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller bc358f07-2c27-46bb-8f74-901542a970d2 Qatar 5/5 Do not travel Rwanda https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/rwanda Measures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Rwanda, including the restriction of non-essential movement. These measures are being strictly enforced. Only stores selling food, medicine, hygiene and cleaning products remain open. All borders are closed to foreign citizens. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 Rwanda.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 348b0a9f-5f4a-4e19-8833-0b205edebf7c Rwanda 5/5 Do not travel Oman https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/oman All domestic and international flights to and from Oman airports are suspended as of 29 March. If you’re in Oman and wish to leave, do so before this date. If you can’t or don’t wish to leave Oman, make plans for an extended stay and follow the advice of local authorities. Take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you’re safe and well.<br /> <br /> There is no Australian Embassy in Oman. The Australian Embassy accredited to Oman is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As flights between Saudi Arabia and Oman are currently suspended, our ability to provide consular assistance in Oman is limited. For urgent consular assistance phone +61 2 6261 3305.<br /> <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Oman.</p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 3fee6a9f-3bf0-40c6-87c7-4101ff427dd9 Oman 5/5 Do not travel Bangladesh https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/bangladesh Bangladesh has imposed nation-wide movement restrictions from 26 March to 4 April 2020. Flights in and out of Bangladesh have reduced significantly. From 25 March, there will be no direct flights to Australia. Other restrictions on travel and business operations may be imposed at short notice. Check with your airline or tour operator for updates on your departure options including for transit hub requirements. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Bangladesh, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. Note our ability to provide consular assistance in Bangladesh may be limited due to restrictions on movement and other services. <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 Bangladesh.</span></span></p> <p> </p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d69c2ae7-2317-4c08-b992-8aaa0bc25585 Bangladesh 5/5 Do not travel Palau https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/palau All commercial passenger flights to and from Palau have been suspended until further notice. If you’re in Palau, make arrangements for an extended stay and take care to minimise your risk to COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you’re safe and well. <br /> <p><span>We now advise you to</span>:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Palau.</p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 8a0c023f-98bd-434f-9c39-edf8dca2ec63 Palau 5/5 Do not travel Singapore https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/singapore Unless you’re a resident of Singapore, you won’t be able to enter or transit Singapore. If you are a long-term resident of Singapore seeking to return, you will require approval from the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and other relevant agencies before commencing travel to return to Singapore. This is in addition to meeting health check and quarantine requirements on arrival if you are permitted to return (see Travel). There are significant penalties for anyone who breaches restrictions. <br /> <br /> If you’re in Singapore and wish to return to Australia, do so by commercial means if you can as departure options are diminishing. If you can’t or don’t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to avoid exposure to COVID-19. Plan for an extended stay, and stay in touch with friends and family so they know you are safe and well.<br /> <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><span><span><span>Singapore.</span></span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 7ba9e818-4172-4445-b434-ca487fb36149 Singapore 5/5 Do not travel Netherlands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/netherlands If you’re in the Netherlands and wish to return to Australia, you should do so immediately as departure options are becoming limited. To transit via Schiphol Airport, you’ll need a valid travel ticket directly to a third country. Check your route with your airline as a number of key transit hubs are closing or becoming severely restricted. If you remain in the Netherlands, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay, take care to minimise exposure to COVID-19 and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you are safe. <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 Netherlands.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 82d7599c-6337-46df-a831-89decec61c61 Netherlands 5/5 Do not travel Cambodia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/cambodia From 31 March, Cambodia won&#039;t issue visas on arrival, e-visas or visa exemptions. To enter Cambodia from 31 March, you will need a valid visa and a medical certificate confirming a negative test result for COVID-19 issued within 72 hours of your date of travel. You will also need a minimum of USD50,000 travel insurance coverage. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Cambodia, follow the advice of local authorities, minimise your exposure to COVID-19, ensure you&#039;ve arrangements in place for a possible extended stay, and stay in touch with family and friends. If you&#039;re in Cambodia and wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy on Facebook (@AustralianEmbassyPhnomPenh) and Twitter (@AusEmbPP) for regular updates on flight options leaving Cambodia. <p><span><span><span>We now advise you to:</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> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 590dbac7-7e31-40b9-946d-8ad452630c99 Cambodia 5/5 Do not travel Tajikistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/tajikistan We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Tajikistan. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.<br /> <br /> Tajikistan has implemented enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions in response to the coronavirus (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 Mongolia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/mongolia Local authorities have suspended all flights to and from Mongolia until 30 April 2020. If you can&#039;t leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. <p><span><span>We 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 Mongolia.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d46057b4-c2bd-492d-9965-bf60c33d319d Mongolia 5/5 Do not travel Zimbabwe https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/zimbabwe Zimbabwe will be in lockdown for 21 days from 30 March. During this time people are required to stay at home except for essential movement to seek health services, purchase food and for critical services. This period may be extended, and restrictions can change at short notice. The Australian Embassy building in Harare will be closed to the public due to the lockdown but will continue to provide limited services. The Embassy contact number for urgent consular assistance is + 263 772 129 260.<br /> <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Zimbabwe.</p> 29 Mar 2020 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 Romanian authorities have declared a state of emergency due to COVID−19. Emergency regulations include a series of restrictions. Gatherings of more than 3 people (from different families) are banned. Supermarkets, pet food shops, pharmacies and dry cleaners will remain open, but most other businesses are closed. Restrictions continue to apply to gyms, fitness rooms, spa salons, cosmetics stores, gambling halls and casinos. Serving food and beverages has been suspended in restaurants, hotels, bars at indoor and outdoor locations. Free movement is limited. Individuals are permitted to go to work, if they are unable to work remotely, and to those shops which remain open. Only Romanian and EU citizens and their family members, and foreigners with a Romanian or EU residence permit, can enter Romania. There are exceptions for transits, professional travel, imperative family issues and humanitarian grounds. If you remain in Romania, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 Romania.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 15e523a6-a54a-49c2-86e4-e44fe8c6929e Romania 5/5 Do not travel Sri Lanka https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/sri-lanka We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Sri Lanka. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Sri Lanka has introduced new entry measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Expect additional health screening at entry points . Sri Lanka has imposed a travel ban on passengers arriving from South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands and Austria. This list may be extended to cover more countries. Contact your airline or nearest Sri Lankan embassy to confirm the latest entry requirements. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness contact your doctor before travelling. <br /> <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</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> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller cb010588-cb73-4e70-9829-22db6703ed17 Sri Lanka 5/5 Do not travel Mauritania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mauritania If you have arrived in Mauritania from overseas, you will be subject to a mandatory quarantine period. The airport in Nouakchott has been closed until further notice for all commercial airlines to and out of Mauritania. Check updated information with the airlines, travel agents and travel providers. The government of Mauritania has imposed a night curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19. <br /> <br /> If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Mauritania, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We now advise you to:</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> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 3306d80c-b7a3-4b62-883f-d5f7a214918b Mauritania 5/5 Do not travel Pakistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/pakistan Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for updates on flight options for leaving Pakistan. See Local contacts for links.<br /> <br /> Pakistan has closed its borders and suspended all international flights into the country. If you wish to leave, contact your airline or travel agent as soon as possible for departure flight options. Only a small number of flights may operate. If you can’t or don’t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. Ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends back home. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel </a>to Pakistan.</p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 1088308c-cbcd-4c72-a3db-8a2575a532b0 Pakistan 5/5 Do not travel Senegal https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/senegal Expect border closures, travel bans and other restrictions on your movements. It is extremely unlikely any international commercial flights will operate for some time. Contact your travel provider for details. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Senegal. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We now 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 Senegal.</span></span></p> <p> </p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9001d210-ca4a-4cec-87bd-c7f58c0782c9 Senegal 5/5 Do not travel Morocco https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/morocco If you&#039;re in Morrocco on a 90-day visa and haven&#039;t been able to leave due to border closures or get a visa renewal, Moroccan authorities are extending 90-day visas. This means you&#039;ll be allowed to leave without being fined when the travel ban is lifted. Morocco will also honour residency cards of foreigners that expire during this period. If you&#039;re in Morocco, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305.<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 Morocco</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 769a19b1-2dba-41f2-9865-1f984644a200 Morocco 5/5 Do not travel Namibia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/namibia Namibian authorities have confirmed COVID-19 is in Namibia. Namibia has announced a 21-day lockdown effective from 27 March to 16 April, which includes a 30-day international travel ban and border closures.<br /> <br /> If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Namibia, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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.</p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 1b294aef-0bcd-47e1-8eaf-9e86e358c512 Namibia 5/5 Do not travel New Caledonia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/new-caledonia New entry measures are in place due to COVID-19. Authorities will only allow residents to enter New Caledonia. If you arrive in the territory and you are not a resident, you will be held in quarantine until you can be returned to your country of origin. Strict restrictions on movement are in place. Commercial flights are ceasing. If you don’t want to or can’t leave New Caledonia, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19, make arrangements for a possible extended stay, and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you’re safe. <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 New Caledonia.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 79f57e09-cd73-4354-8600-4e9d8ac6691a New Caledonia 5/5 Do not travel Somalia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/somalia We advise you not to travel overseas at this time, including to Somalia.<br /> <br /> The first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed in Somalia on 16 March. Enhanced health screening and entry restrictions are in place. There&#039;s an ongoing high threat of terrorism with attacks expected to continue. If you wish to leave Somalia, leave now if it is safe to do so. If you stay in Somalia, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. <p>We haven't changed our level of advice:</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> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 3c4ae162-3d29-41c7-82ad-565fbb779caa Somalia 5/5 Do not travel Taiwan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/taiwan All non-Taiwanese travellers are barred from entering Taiwan. Exemptions apply for foreigners who are permanent residents, government officials or visiting for formal business purposes. Documented proof is required; check with your nearest Taiwanese representative office for further details on requirements. If you are a permanent resident (or dual citizen) of Taiwan, you will be able to enter but will need to undertake 14 days of home quarantine. Travellers already in Taiwan who have been in or transited through Europe, Turkey, Egypt or Dubai since 5 March are also required to undertake 14 days of home quarantine. <p><span><span>Our level of advice has not changed: </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> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 293949ff-c45b-40bd-8e8e-85a4ec9acec6 Taiwan 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 We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to North Korea. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. 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 will be suspended until further notice. We continue to advise you &#039;reconsider your need to travel&#039; to North Korea. <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 Niger https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/niger Niger has closed all borders due to COVID-19. Schools, bars, cinemas and several other public places have been closed. Gatherings of more than 50 people are banned. If you remain in Niger, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. Ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends back home. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="8155da9d-87f5-48d2-9bc0-fb294a56fb70" href="/advice-explained" title="Travel advice explained">Do not travel</a> to Niger due to the high threat of kidnapping, terrorist attack, crime and the unpredictable security environment.</p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 17e45f53-2244-4154-87e4-ae26e578ca9f Niger 5/5 Do not travel Brazil https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/brazil From 30 March, foreign citizens won&#039;t be able to enter Brazil (see Travel). International air transit through Brazil remains possible in certain circumstances. Land and sea borders are also closed to people movement, with some limited exceptions. <br /> If you’re in Brazil and you wish to leave, do so as soon as possible as departure flights are diminishing. Follow the Australian Embassy in Brasilia&#039;s social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Brazil. See Local contacts for links. If you can’t leave or prefer to stay in Brazil, make arrangements for an extended stay and take care to minimise your risk to COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you’re safe and well. <p>We now advise you:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Brazil.</p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 254891ec-a9e2-442d-9257-1c0bec4ebe15 Brazil 5/5 Do not travel Peru https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/peru Follow the Australian Embassy in Lima&#039;s social media for updates on flights. See &#039;Local contacts&#039; for links.<br /> <br /> Peru has extended its quarantine period. Freedom of movement is restricted with exceptions for purchasing food or medication, or visits to the bank. There is a strict curfew between 8pm and 5am. <br /> <br /> If you have booked on the commercial charter organised by Chimu Adventures. Chimu will be in contact directly to update you on its plans including for transfer to the airport. Please direct all questions about this flight to Chimu. The Australian Embassy in Peru is working to identify other departure options and will put details on its social media platforms as they are made aware of them. <br /> <br /> If you&#039;re in Peru follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span>We advise:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a><span><span> <span>to </span></span></span> Peru.</p> <p> </p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 37d8ea0d-2235-43f9-9e6a-ae6214454d02 Peru 5/5 Do not travel Portugal https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/portugal We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Portugal. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.<br /> <br /> From midday 17 March, all travel to the EU and Schengen Area is restricted for 30 days for non-EU nationals. Commercial flights out of Portugal are increasingly limited and may cease without warning. If you decide to return to Australia, we recommend you arrange to do so immediately. Contact your airline, travel agent or insurance company to arrange flights back to Australia. If you can’t or don’t want to return to Australia, follow the advice of local authorities. Take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19 including by self-isolating. If you choose to stay, note our ability to provide consular assistance may be limited due to restrictions on movement and other services. <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 Portugal.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9a58b3a8-1d7c-4668-91ba-f4c3b4b4b25f Portugal 5/5 Do not travel Sudan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/sudan International flights to and from Sudan are suspended. Long-haul bus travel between cities is also suspended. All border crossings and seaports are closed. There&#039;s an 8pm-6am curfew and penalties for breaking curfew. If you&#039;re in Sudan, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 Sudan.</span></span></p> 28 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4393e049-05b9-4596-94ca-c3506d729e9d Sudan 5/5 Do not travel Turkey https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/turkey Turkey has suspended all international flights. If you remain in Turkey, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance, contact the nearest Australian mission (See Consular contacts), or call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 Turkey<span>.</span></span></span></p> 28 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 05ccedd6-0114-4980-881f-1695bdf79f11 Turkey 5/5 Do not travel Ukraine https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/ukraine Ukraine has closed its air and land borders. It&#039;s banned all foreigners without a residence permit from entering Ukraine. Schools, universities, cinemas, theatres, museums and entertainment centres have been closed and mass gatherings banned. If you&#039;re in Ukraine and you wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. If you&#039;re staying in Ukraine, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. Ensure you&#039;ve arrangements in place for a possible extended stay and keep in touch with family and friends. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We now 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 Ukraine.</span></span></p> 28 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 920f7fe6-5e49-405d-8f1c-5c04e7495377 Ukraine 5/5 Do not travel Chile https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/chile Follow the Australian Embassy in Santiago&#039;s social media for updates on flights. See &#039;Local contacts&#039; for links.<br /> <br /> Chile has closed its borders to foreign nationals, unless you&#039;re a permanent resident. Movements are highly restricted, especially in quarantine areas (including suburbs of Santiago). There is a nationwide curfew between 10pm to 5am. Essential services continue to operate, but at limited capacity. You can transit Santiago Airport, but you cannot pass through immigration. If you can&#039;t leave Chile and would like to, follow the link in the &#039;Overview&#039; section to provide us with your details. If you remain in Chile for any reason, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Make arrangements for an extended stay, and keep in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. For urgent consular assistance, call +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas). <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Chile.</p> 28 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e891d2a0-10ae-407f-b6c4-0c2321075d3d Chile 5/5 Do not travel South Africa https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/south-africa South Africa has announced a nation-wide lockdown until 16 April. During this period, everybody is confined to their place of residence. You can leave your residence to buy essential food, groceries and medical supplies, seek medical assistance and undertake essential financial payments at banks. All domestic and international travel is prohibited. Borders are closed. If you&#039;re in South Africa, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 South Africa.</span></span></p> 28 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f0fd2d28-5c75-4cf7-aa2f-1522c0b19360 South Africa 5/5 Do not travel The Bahamas https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/bahamas The Bahamas has closed all its borders to international flights until further notice. If you&#039;re in the Bahamas, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you have arrangements in place for a possible extended stay, and stay in touch with family and friends back home. The Bahamas has a 24-hour curfew in place. You&#039;re allowed to leave your home or accommodation for essential reasons only, such as grocery shopping, pharmacy visits and medical appointments. <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 t</span></span>he Bahamas.</p> 28 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 0a6a9969-4141-48a9-a1c5-177bd1c2fd10 The Bahamas 5/5 Do not travel Trinidad and Tobago https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/trinidad-and-tobago Trinidad and Tobago has closed all its borders to international flights until further notice. From midnight on 29 March until 15 April all non-essential businesses and activities will be prohibited. If you are in Trinidad and Tobago, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you&#039;ve arrangements in place for a possible extended stay, and stay in touch with family and friends back home. <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>Trinidad and Tobago.</p> 28 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 29447e94-b67f-4e74-92ad-0627b83f3f3a Trinidad and Tobago 5/5 Do not travel Lebanon https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/lebanon Under Lebanon&#039;s national state of health emergency, air, sea and land ports will remain closed until midnight 12 April. This includes Beirut Airport and the land border between Lebanon and Syria. If you&#039;re in Lebanon, stay inside and avoid unnecessary movements. Movements are particularly restricted between 7pm and 5am. Only essential services remain open. Security forces will be enforcing these measures. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance, call +61 2 6261 3305.<br /> <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 Lebanon.</span></span></p> 28 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller b70f3cf9-376c-4395-b688-f3b1be15aceb Lebanon 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. If you&#039;re in Turkmenistan, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 China https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/china China will not allow most foreigners to enter China. Direct flights between China and Australia will be significantly reduced. If despite our advice you travel to China, you’ll be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine. Quarantine requirements may change at short notice. If you’re already in China, and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. If you remain in China, follow the advice of local authorities, monitor your health and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you&#039;ve arrangements in place for a possible extended stay, and stay in touch with family and friends back home. <p>We haven't changed our level of advice.</p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4"><span>Do not travel</span></a> to China. </span></span></span></p> 28 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4b3fc278-5e18-43e5-b88b-912fc01e3bf5 China 5/5 Do not travel Bolivia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/bolivia If you’re trying to leave Bolivia, the Australian Embassy in Lima and Consulate in La Paz are working to identify options. The Embassy will put details on its social media platforms as they&#039;re made aware of them (see Travel for the link). If you can’t or don’t want to leave, arrange to stay where you are in safe accommodation. Due to the quarantine restrictions, you need to self-isolate. You can go out to purchase food and other provisions, but only under strict conditions at certain times (see Travel). Stay in touch with family and friends and follow the advice of local authorities. For urgent consular assistance, contact the Australian Honorary Consul in Bolivia on (+591) 767 68787 or (+591) 706 10626. Or you can call the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span>Bolivia.</span></p> 28 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 185d6ee3-15a7-4ca8-9a61-61b1383bcd66 Bolivia 5/5 Do not travel Malaysia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/malaysia Malaysia has implemented a &#039;Movement Control Order&#039;, which includes an entry ban for all foreign tourists; the closure of non-essential government services, businesses, education and religious institutions; and the prohibition of large gatherings and mass movements. There are no direct flights from Malaysia to Australia at present, and options to return to Australia via transit hubs are rapidly disappearing. If you are seeking to return to Australia, keep checking with your airline or travel provider as the flight situation changes from day-to-day. If you remain in Malaysia, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for a possible extended stay and take care to minimise your exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you’re safe. If you have Twitter or Facebook, follow @AusHCMalaysia or https://www.facebook.com/ausinmalaysia or visit the Australian High Commission in Malaysia website . If you need urgent consular assistance, or to register with us, contact ahckl.consular@dfat.gov.au or +60 3 2146 5555 during business hours or call the 24-hour consular emergency helpline in Australia on +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span>Malaysia.</span></span></span></p> 27 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller dfc5f10b-57d2-4740-bc92-9b5a09e032c9 Malaysia 5/5 Do not travel Germany https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/germany Follow the Australian Embassy in Berlin&#039;s social media for updates on flight availability. See &#039;Local contacts&#039; for links.<br /> <br /> If you&#039;re in Germany and choose to return home, we recommend you do so as soon as possible while commercial options are available. Check your route carefully with your airline or travel agent as a number of key transit hubs, including the UAE, Hong Kong and Singapore are suspending flights, including transits. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 Germany.</span></span></p> 27 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller caf87516-5fdf-4c06-9747-66c30e815f78 Germany 5/5 Do not travel Kenya https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/kenya British Airways is running repatriation flights until 29 March. All other international flights are suspended. From 27 March a nationwide curfew from 1900–0500 is in place, excluding essential services. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to prevent exposure to COVID-19. Ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay and keep in touch with family and friends back home. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to to </span> Kenya.<br />  </p> 27 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9420583d-6ac1-4a6a-8907-1331e8468a3d Kenya 5/5 Do not travel Ireland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/ireland New measures are in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ireland. Only essential services remain open. If you&#039;re in Ireland and you wish to leave, you should do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options. See Local contacts for links. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay and keep in touch with family and friends back home. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We now 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 Ireland.</span></span></p> 27 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 124d7b3c-1900-4e67-83b7-e0c29b8da227 Ireland 5/5 Do not travel Lesotho https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/lesotho Lesotho does not yet have a confirmed case of COVID-19. A national emergency was declared on 25 March and Lesotho will be under a state of lockdown from 29 March until 21 April. The border with South Africa will be closed during this period.<br /> <br /> If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Lesotho, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to </span></span>Lesotho.</p> 27 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ab677b00-3d99-4430-8467-a61eb1b7f4b1 Lesotho 5/5 Do not travel Angola https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/angola A state of emergency has been declared in Angola until 11 April and a lockdown implemented during this period. People will be required to stay at home and only leave their premises to access health care or acquire basic services.<br /> <br /> If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Angola, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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.</span></span></p> 27 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller a0aadc20-f857-4585-a9a5-084ea5ebfb7e Angola 5/5 Do not travel India https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/india Due to COVID-19, the Indian Government has announced a nation-wide lockdown from 25 March 2020 for 21 days. It has suspended all international and domestic commercial flights, and passenger trains for the time being. Metro services are also limited and may be cancelled at short notice. Other restrictions on travel and business operations may also be imposed at short notice (see Travel). If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. <p><span><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span> India.</span></span></span></p> 27 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 08136d67-e45b-4133-8524-587d7a68d52c India 5/5 Do not travel Austria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/austria Follow the Australian Embassy in Vienna&#039;s social media for updates on flight availability. See &#039;Local contacts&#039; for links. <br /> <br /> We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time including to Austria. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. If you can’t or don’t want to leave, you should follow the advice of local authorities; take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19; stay in touch with family and friends so they know you are safe; and ensure you have suitable accommodation arrangements in place.<br /> <br /> All travel to the EU and Schengen Area is strictly restricted for non-EU nationals for 30 days. Innsbruck airport will close from 23 March. Travellers seeking to depart Austria from Vienna Airport who have been in a designated high-risk area in the 14 days prior to planned departure must present a certificate of health to their airline.<br /> <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span> to </span></span>Austria.</p> 27 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 30af5eaf-207f-4f34-b508-0fd526b156b8 Austria 5/5 Do not travel United Arab Emirates https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/united-arab-emirates If you&#039;re headed back to Australia through UAE airports - that is Dubai or Abu Dhabi - transit will not be possible from 2359 hrs on Tuesday 24 March (UAE time). All arriving and departing passenger flights at UAE airports are suspended. These measures will be in place for at least two weeks. If you’re in the UAE and you wish to leave, do so as soon as possible. If you’re transiting Abu Dhabi or Dubai, confirm your flight with your airline as soon as possible. <p><span><span><span>We now advise you:</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> 27 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 69cb1ff0-1a16-4498-8b86-c9877c849089 United Arab Emirates 5/5 Do not travel Eswatini https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/eswatini Eswatini Authorities have confirmed COVID-19 is in Eswatini. Eswatini has announced a 20-day partial lockdown, which includes closing its borders for 20 days from 27 March. There will be no international flights during this period.<br /> <br /> If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Eswatini, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We continue to advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Eswatini.</p> 27 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 0ad9ed20-0624-4edf-96ac-2961d850aa33 Eswatini 5/5 Do not travel Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/cote-divoire-ivory-coast All commercial flights have been suspended and land and sea borders are closed. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Côte d&#039;Ivoire. If you&#039;re there, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span>to </span></span></span>Côte d'Ivoire. </p> 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 74d34816-6987-4f5c-99d5-b7ce5252cf05 Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 5/5 Do not travel Indonesia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/indonesia If you’re an Australian tourist in Bali (or Indonesia more broadly) leave now – don’t delay your departure. If you’re a long-term Australian resident of Indonesia, consider whether you have the support and access to effective health services you and your family will need in what will be a hugely challenging period for local authorities and service providers. Many services will not be available. <br /> <br /> Flight options to Australia are rapidly decreasing as airlines reduce flights or cease them altogether. Qantas flights ceased on 25 March. <br /> <br /> The risk of COVID-19 transmission is increasing rapidly in Indonesia. Transmission has now spread widely across the archipelago to most provinces, including Bali, and Jakarta which currently has the largest number of confirmed cases. There is very limited availability of testing and infection control facilities. Critical care for Australians who become seriously ill, including in Bali, is significantly below the standards available in Australia. Medical evacuation for COVID19 patients will not be permitted.<br /> <br /> <p>We now advise you to <span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Indonesia, including Bali.</p> 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9f77d5c1-0b2a-4056-bbba-e3aa424335b5 Indonesia 5/5 Do not travel Latvia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/latvia Latvia has declared a state of emergency and suspended all international passenger transportation. Foreign nationals are not allowed to depart Latvia unless authorised to do so by the Latvian Government. Options for departing are very limited at best. If you remain in Latvia, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay, take care to minimise exposure to COVID-19 and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe. If your visa for Latvia expires during the state of emergency, Latvian authorities have advised that you won’t be penalised and you’ll be able to leave Latvia once departure restrictions are lifted. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 Latvia.</span></span></p> 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 5766ffdc-56dd-43c3-831c-24602d776560 Latvia 5/5 Do not travel Egypt https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/egypt Flights to and from Egypt are suspended. A nightly curfew is in place between 7pm and 6am. Don&#039;t leave your accommodation during the curfew. If you&#039;re caught breaking the curfew, you may be fined or imprisoned. If you can&#039;t or choose not to leave, follow the advice of local authorities, minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p dir="ltr">We now advise you to:</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> 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller dc4e7828-3d9d-4d50-97a7-2bf898aff409 Egypt 5/5 Do not travel Vanuatu https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/vanuatu All Vanuatu points of entry are now closed until further notice. Commercial air routes to Australia are suspended. If you do arrive in Vanuatu, you will be held in quarantine for 14 days. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Vanuatu, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span>Our advice has not changed:</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> 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 76f7bd07-be24-4aae-81cd-f7cc207c9618 Vanuatu 5/5 Do not travel Greece https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/greece Greece has implemented a nationwide restriction on movements. Only movements that serve specific needs will be allowed. You&#039;ll need a permit and you&#039;ll be fined if you breach curfew (see Travel). Restrictions and bans are in place for hotels, maritime arrivals, public gatherings and venues, and public institutions. Supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and medical centres remain open with restrictions on numbers inside. Greece has suspended entry into the country for all non-EU citizens. If you&#039;re in Greece and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible while commercial options are still available. <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 Greece.</span></span></p> 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller feeff074-56c5-4291-b14c-0bc33c1c197a Greece 5/5 Do not travel Japan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/japan Commercial flights to depart Japan are diminishing and may cease entirely. If you can&#039;t leave or want to remain in Japan, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends. <p><span><span><span>We now advise you to:</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 overall.</span></span></span></p> 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 375607eb-9b12-4f0c-95c6-102142fccd20 Japan 5/5 Do not travel Syria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/syria The border between Syria and Lebanon is closed in response to COVID-19. A curfew is in place and non-essential services and public transport are also closed. The Syrian Government has asked all people to stay home for two weeks. If you are in Syria, monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We haven't changed our level of advice:</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> 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller eb66dacd-fb2c-4e88-bbbc-3cd95f0cd239 Syria 5/5 Do not travel Guinea https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/guinea It is extremely unlikely international commercial flights will operate for some time in to or out of Guinea. Don&#039;t rely on published schedules. Contact your travel provider for details. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Guinea. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 Guinea<span>.</span></span></span></p> 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller de048192-1f46-4508-8d21-e59db59b7d42 Guinea 5/5 Do not travel Cook Islands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/cook-islands We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Cook Islands. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. <br /> <br /> The Cook Islands has implemented new entry measures in response to COVID-19. If you travelled from or transited through China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam within the 14 days of travel to the Cook Islands you will be denied entry. For updates go to the Cook Islands Ministry of Health website. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Cook Islands.</span></span></p> 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f1077104-26d4-4a8d-8da6-914ed610f998 Cook Islands 5/5 Do not travel Liberia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/liberia It is extremely unlikely international commercial flights will operate for some time into or out of Liberia. Don&#039;t rely on published schedules. Contact your travel provider for details. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Liberia. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305.<br /> <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Liberia.</span> </p> 26 Mar 2020 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 All flights in and out of Ghana have been suspended and land and sea borders are closed. Contact your travel provider for details. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>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> <span> to </span> Ghana.</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 2b71f510-fabd-4056-895b-28e15652e2b6 Ghana 5/5 Do not travel Azerbaijan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/azerbaijan If you’re in Azerbaijan and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <br /> <br /> The Azerbaijan Government advises people to leave their accommodation only in cases of emergency and to minimize contact with others. Many shops are now closed. <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 Azerbaijan.</span></span></p> <p> </p> 25 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ea0d37d6-806e-4257-bbd1-6f9f537bf403 Azerbaijan 5/5 Do not travel Ecuador https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/ecuador Follow the Embassy in Santiago&#039;s social media for updates on flights. See links in &#039;Local contacts&#039;.<br /> <br /> Ecuador has closed its borders and halted regular commercial flights. Non-essential movement is restricted, and a curfew applies throughout the country. Essential services continue to operate. If you are in Ecuador and wish to return to Australia and can&#039;t, please contact the Australian Embassy in Santiago via the link below (see Overview section). If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t wish to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Make arrangements for an extended stay, and keep in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. For urgent consular assistance, call +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas).<br /> <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Ecuador. </span></span></p> 25 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 81884b56-8d7c-4b57-a386-c4dd1f8686d4 Ecuador 5/5 Do not travel Uruguay https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/uruguay COVID-19 is present in Uruguay. Uruguay requires travellers arriving from designated countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases, or travellers with cold or flu symptoms to self-isolate for 14 days. Commercial options for travel are increasingly limited. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to</span> Uruguay.</p> 25 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c244a89c-c0e1-4dd5-b5b1-d61533f81cac Uruguay 5/5 Do not travel Uganda https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/uganda Ugandan borders are closed, including to all international flights. If you are in Uganda and show symptoms of COVID-19, expect to be taken into quarantine by local authorities. Monitor the media for information on latest developments, make arrangements for an extended stay, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, stay in touch with friends and family, and follow the advice of local authorities. <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> Uganda.</p> 25 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c8c68cdf-c007-4b63-9768-81e809584fda Uganda 5/5 Do not travel Colombia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/colombia A country-wide quarantine is in place. Preventative isolation is mandatory, with limited exceptions. All land, sea and river borders are now closed. There is a ban in place on all international arrivals by air. <br /> <br /> Outbound flights options are reducing. Contact your airline to confirm the status of your flight or to make alternative arrangements. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. The Australian Embassy in Bogota remains open, with staff working remotely. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Colombia.</p> 25 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 924527ea-65eb-442b-8d8a-247ce842f4f3 Colombia 5/5 Do not travel Macau https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/macau Macau will deny transit or entry to all non-Macau residents, unless you’re a resident in mainland China, Hong Kong or Taiwan and you haven’t travelled elsewhere in the past 14 days. If you’re permitted to enter, you may need to undergo medical screening or observation for 14 days at a designated venue. Entry restrictions and medical screenings apply if you&#039;re travelling from designated high risk areas, including parts of mainland China. Some countries have put in place restrictions on travel to and from Macau. Contact Macau authorities or your travel provider for the latest information. <p>We haven't changed our advice level</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> 25 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 424ffd68-8e96-4005-976e-8017b49cd86b Macau 5/5 Do not travel Chad https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/chad All flights to and from N&#039;Djamena airport have been suspended until further notice. If you’re in Chad and wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible as departure options are diminishing.<br /> <br /> If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Chad, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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> 25 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c522e835-2d82-45a2-9bd4-997255eadd16 Chad 5/5 Do not travel Mali https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mali International commercial flights in and out of Mali are unlikely for some time. Published flight schedules may not be reliable. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Mali. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305.<br /> <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> 25 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 08d48055-de20-405e-92c9-15897ec90c7f Mali 5/5 Do not travel Brunei Darussalam https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/brunei-darussalam All travellers from any country (including Australia) are not allowed to enter Brunei. This includes all foreign nationals who have re-entry visas to Brunei. Long-term visitors currently in Brunei now need the approval of the Brunei Prime Minister’s Office to leave Brunei. These restrictions can change at short notice.<br /> <br /> If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Brunei, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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> Brunei.</p> 25 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ba4aa597-1ac1-45e6-acaf-eaa41d933e6b Brunei Darussalam 5/5 Do not travel Burkina Faso https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/burkina-faso COVID-19 is present in Burkina Faso. Borders have closed to foreigners and airports have closed to international flights. Curfews are currently in place and further measures may be introduced without notice. <br /> If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305.<br /> <br /> The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa. This will likely be reduced further as COVID-19 develops <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>Burkina Faso.</p> <p> </p> 25 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ffebbcf9-4992-4f81-baeb-37255c00362d Burkina Faso 5/5 Do not travel Bahrain https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/bahrain Bahrain&#039;s only land exit at the Bahrain-Saudi Arabia border (causeway) is now closed to travellers. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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> Bahrain.</p> 25 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e782e316-d079-4e97-828a-3a2a2b5fe173 Bahrain 5/5 Do not travel Tanzania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/tanzania Visitors entering Tanzania from high risk countries must self-isolate for 14 days at their own cost. Zanzibar has banned all tourist flights, except charters. Major airlines are progressively suspending flights into and out of the mainland. If you’re already in Tanzania and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. If you remain in Tanzania, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you have arrangements in place for a possible extended stay, and stay in touch with family and friends back home. <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>Tanzania.</p> 25 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller bfa6fcc0-e750-4e90-b754-62aa53fbfcfd Tanzania 5/5 Do not travel Madagascar https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/madagascar COVID-19 is present in Madagascar. Madagascar has suspended all international flights. If you wish to leave, contact Air France in Antananarivo as soon as possible. It may organise further departure flights (See Travel for further details.) If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t wish to leave, follow the advice of local authorities Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to</span> Madagascar.</p> 24 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ccfbb44b-6c16-4d08-ae88-6327d7b6f808 Madagascar 5/5 Do not travel Democratic Republic of the Congo https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/democratic-republic-congo COVID-19 is present in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave DRC, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <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 the Democratic Republic of the Congo.</span></span></p> 23 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4ca5c46e-8d5b-49b6-97c0-2074dee9cb67 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5/5 Do not travel The Gambia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/gambia From midnight on 23 March, the border between The Gambia and Senegal will be closed and there will be no flights in or out of The Gambia. If you&#039;re in The Gambia and can&#039;t or choose not to leave, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends back home. <p>We now advise you to:</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 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 106ba227-9fcc-45ca-b8be-dde7b34dabc5 The Gambia 5/5 Do not travel Djibouti https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/djibouti We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, including to Djibouti. All commercial flights to and from Djibouti and the passenger train to Ethiopia have been suspended. <br /> <p><span><span>Our advice has not changed:</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> 22 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c9111e69-c970-4d59-9761-ccc32542cbdd Djibouti 5/5 Do not travel Tunisia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/tunisia Regular flights between Tunisia and all other countries are suspended until further notice. Some special commercial flights are operating. If you are in Tunisia and wish to leave, check with airlines daily and do so as soon as possible. Land and maritime borders are closed. A general lockdown is in force from 6am on 22 March until 4 April 2020. Travel between cities and regions is prohibited. A nationwide curfew is also in place between the hours of 6pm and 6am. If you decide to remain in Tunisia, follow the instructions of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. <p><span><span>We now 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> Tunisia.</p> 22 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller cba565f1-9ed5-428f-9456-d9e20fc59355 Tunisia 5/5 Do not travel Uzbekistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/uzbekistan Uzbekistan has closed its borders in response to the coronavirus (COVID−19) pandemic. Foreign nationals are unable to enter Uzbekistan. Commercial flights are suspended. International rail and road links are also suspended. If you wish to leave Uzbekistan, there is a possibility of Australians utilising charter flights organised by Uzbek authorities to repatriate its nationals (see under Travel for details). If you remain in Uzbekistan, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends back home. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> </span> Uzbekistan.</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 22 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 92f59b7b-db77-473d-8f26-efe4c7b5a4fa Uzbekistan 5/5 Do not travel Jamaica https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/jamaica If you’re in Jamaica and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible. All Jamaican airports and seaports will be closed to incoming passengers from 11:59pm on 21 March 2020. This may result in reduced outgoing flight availability. If you remain in Jamaica, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends back home.<br /> <br /> <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span>Jamaica.</p> 22 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 5ad1dcef-ef5c-4939-bbb7-22f38c897af8 Jamaica 5/5 Do not travel Libya https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/libya In response to COVID-19, Libya has closed ports and airports and the border with Tunisia. Non-essential movement is also limited. If you wish to leave Libya, make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. If you remain in Libya, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. Ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends back home.<br /> <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> <p dir="ltr">See <a href="#safety">Safety</a> and <a href="#travel">Travel</a></p> 22 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 83649a37-61b8-4011-843b-2883dc5eb388 Libya 5/5 Do not travel Iraq https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/iraq Iraq has implemented a range of measures in response to COVID-19, including travel restrictions, border closures and curfews. Flight suspensions will reduce opportunities to depart. Monitor the media for information on latest developments and follow the advice of local authorities on COVID-19. With the volatile security environment and the ongoing threat of kidnappings, we advise you to leave Iraq if it is safe to do so. If you are in Iraq despite our advice, be alert and check media for updates on new threats. <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 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> 22 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 147e5bb3-3362-4c9b-b859-f2a7eaeb2e14 Iraq 5/5 Do not travel Haiti https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/haiti The Government of Haiti has declared a state of national emergency, and closed all sea, air, and land borders. If you’re already in Haiti and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. If you decide to remain in Haiti or can’t leave, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends back home. Violent protests, roadblocks and supply shortages in Port-au-Prince and other cities have been continuing since February 2019. <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>Haiti.</p> 22 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 36ccb0e0-b1b2-4afc-a60a-b0310997aa96 Haiti 5/5 Do not travel Jordan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/jordan Jordan has closed all land, sea and air border crossings and commercial flights to and from Jordan have ceased. National Defense laws have been tightened and people are banned from leaving their homes/accommodation from 0700 on 21 March. If you remain in Jordan, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends back home. If you need urgent consular assistance call the Consular Emergency Centre +61 2 6261 3305 (from outside Australia).<br /> <p>We now advise you to:</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 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4fc37acb-022e-4782-89b9-42b97cacd5d3 Jordan 5/5 Do not travel Zambia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/zambia Zambia has confirmed cases of COVID-19. Screening measures are in place for arrivals at all entry points. If you wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible while commercial options are available. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</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> 21 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d0bf47bc-a836-45e0-8f27-ddd3e76ffc56 Zambia 5/5 Do not travel Estonia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/estonia We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time including to Estonia. Only Estonian citizens, permanent resident, or foreign citizens whose family members live in Estonia, can still enter the country (see Travel). If you’re in Estonia and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.<br /> <br /> Estonia has declared COVID-19 an emergency situation. All education institutions, cinemas, theatres and some restaurants and bars are closed and all public gatherings have been banned. Non-Estonians who need to transit through Estonia to reach their final destination may be permitted entry if they are not displaying symptoms for COVID-19. Anyone arriving in Estonia (except for specific diplomatic and military personnel) will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. <p dir="ltr">We now advise you to:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Estonia.</span></span></p> 20 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 99be25b3-7e81-4669-8e68-d08b0eb0335f Estonia 5/5 Do not travel Benin https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/benin Due to COVID-19, you are only allowed to enter or exit Benin if it is an &#039;extreme necessity’. If you travel to Benin despite our advice, note that visas are restricted. If you enter by air, you will be quarantined. Non-essential public gatherings are suspended. <p>We now advise you to:</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> 20 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller a2e80ed2-6dd3-48b6-a6c1-934fecd4a8cc Benin 5/5 Do not travel Cameroon https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/cameroon Cameroon has closed all of its borders in response to COVID-19. All passenger flights into the country have been suspended. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span>to </span> Cameroon.</p> 20 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller aa6dbb20-8247-421d-8a2c-229c1dc5ea80 Cameroon 5/5 Do not travel Malta https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/malta We advise you not to travel at this time, including to Malta. COVID-19 is present in the country. All flights into and out of Malta are suspended from 23:59 on 20 March until further notice. From midday 17 March, all travel to the EU and Schengen Area is restricted for 30 days for non-EU nationals. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. <br /> <br /> Any person arriving in Malta from any country will be subject to mandatory quarantine. Authorities have banned travel between Malta and Italy, Germany, France, Spain and Switzerland. Contact your travel provider or your nearest embassy or consulate of Malta to confirm entry requirements. <p dir="ltr">We advise you to:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Malta.</p> 19 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9b4b2ed9-cf85-433e-a427-16ef1264bb8d Malta 5/5 Do not travel Israel and the Palestinian Territories https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/israel-and-palestinian-territories If you are in Israel and you wish to leave, you should do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for updates on flight options for leaving Israel. See Local Contacts section for link.<br /> <br /> We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time including to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.<br /> <br /> To prevent the spread of COVID−19, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have introduced additional travel restrictions. Israel is denying entry to people who are not Israeli citizens or residents, even if you are able to home quarantine. Exceptions may be made for those whose “lives are based in Israel”. The Israeli authorities have imposed significant internal restrictions, including the closure of schools, restaurants and many other locations, and strict limits on public gatherings. <br /> <br /> The Palestinian Authority has announced a month long state of emergency for COVID-19. Tourist and religious sites will be closed. Foreign visitors are not permitted to enter the West Bank and the Palestinian Authority has advised against all but critical travel between Palestinian cities. The authorities in Gaza have closed Gaza’s two entry points. If you wish to leave the West Bank it will be difficult; you may not be able to. <br /> <br /> Further restrictions may be imposed. Check with your airline, tour operator or the nearest Israeli embassy or Palestinian representative office for the latest information.<br /> <p>We now advise you to:</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> 19 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 86fe25c9-6dc4-42a1-ab3c-4dddf85e8025 Israel and the Palestinian Territories 5/5 Do not travel Malawi https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/malawi We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Malawi. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. <p>We now advise you to:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> </span>to Malawi.</p> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 05e03c9e-b4e0-4119-bf07-c3a181ec80cb Malawi 5/5 Do not travel United States of America https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/united-states-america The US has suspended entry to foreigners who have travelled to, or reside in, certain COVID-19 affected countries. They may also deny boarding of any US-bound travellers showing signs of illness. Expect enhanced screening procedures. Information is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC. If you&#039;re in the US and you wish to leave, you should do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving the US (see Local contacts). If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. <p><span><span><span>We now advise you to:</span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span><span>to </span></span></span>the United States of America, including Alaska, Puerto Rico and the Hawaiian Islands.</p> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e71ce743-9397-4a88-8e25-8b5620549f46 United States of America 5/5 Do not travel Belize https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/belize We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the (COVID-19) pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Belize. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.<br /> <br /> Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in China, Belizean authorities will deny entry into Belize by anyone who has visited China within 14 days. <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> </span></span><span><span>to </span></span> Belize.</p> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c28b3c1f-4e87-4e73-b896-84057a043d7a Belize 5/5 Do not travel Kyrgyz Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/kyrgyz-republic We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Kyrgyz Republic. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Local authorities have implemented enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These include temporary border closures, flight cancellations, medical checks at international borders. Travellers arriving from some countries with registered cases of COVID-19 will be subject to a mandatory 14 day quarantine. Contact your airline or nearest embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to confirm visa and entry requirements. <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> the Kyrgyz Republic.</p> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 856a15c8-6c09-423c-bf6c-f7341e4c8c3b Kyrgyz Republic 5/5 Do not travel Italy https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/italy We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Italy. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.<br /> <br /> From midday 17 March, all travel to the EU and Schengen Area is restricted for 30 days for non-EU nationals.<br /> <br /> If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to return to Australia, follow the advice of local authorities. Check with the embassy or consulate of the country you are travelling to or through for any other entry or transit restrictions. <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 Italy.</span></span></p> <p> </p> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller cd4f478c-ca77-4b8d-88d8-a3bf0c41833e Italy 5/5 Do not travel Maldives https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/maldives We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to the Maldives. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. The Maldives Government has declared a State of Public Health Emergency for a period of 30 days due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Maldives has temporarily suspended entry and transit of foreigners who have travelled through a number of high risk countries in the past 14 days, currently not including Australia (see Travel). This list may be extended to cover more countries at short notice. Contact your airline or nearest Maldivian embassy to confirm entry requirements. Expect additional health screening at entry points. Excursions and travel between islands is being restricted. Follow the advice of local authorities. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor before travelling. <p><span><span>We now advise you to:</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> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e4dacab4-d64a-4f74-bfaa-a38c912e6787 Maldives 5/5 Do not travel Kazakhstan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/kazakhstan We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Kazakhstan. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Kazakhstan 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. Further information can be found on the website of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Healthcare. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Kazakhstan to confirm entry requirements. <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>Kazakhstan.</p> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4d264808-baae-4f85-b93e-2871a3f185d4 Kazakhstan 5/5 Do not travel Czech Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/czech-republic We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Czech Republic. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.<br /> <br /> From 16 March, a temporary ban on entry into the Czech Republic will be enforced for all tourists. If you travel from a designated high-risk country, you may also be denied entry. Contact your nearest Czech Consulate or Embassy for details on entry restrictions. All international bus and rail services now cease at the Czech border. Monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities. <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 Czech Republic.</span></span></p> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e3b8a184-d25d-4483-84ce-a6a087d36f01 Czech Republic 5/5 Do not travel The Slovak Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/slovak-republic We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to the Slovak Republic. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Authorities have confirmed cases of COVID−19 in the Slovak Republic. The Slovak Republic has closed its borders to non-residents and has suspended international air travel. If you&#039;re currently in the Slovak Republic, 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 t</span></span>he Slovak Republic.</p> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 41c27887-5603-40bc-98bb-c3e4f9e2baae The Slovak Republic 5/5 Do not travel Eritrea https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/eritrea We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Eritrea. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. <br /> <br /> The Eritrean Government has introduced new screening measures at Asmara International Airport to monitor COVID19. Travellers coming from countries with a high incidence of coronavirus will be subjected to quarantine in a local hospital or facility for 14 days.<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> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller b29cf899-bdbc-42ac-9ec2-2fc89f787797 Eritrea 5/5 Do not travel Guyana https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/guyana We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Guyana. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Guyana has confirmed cases of COVID-19 and introduced screening measures for travellers arriving from a range of countries, not currently including Australia. This list may change. Monitor local media and advice from local authorities. See Travel.<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> Guyana.</p> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 53dac86a-8c55-4644-a6c0-033befbf2617 Guyana 5/5 Do not travel Hungary https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/hungary We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Hungary. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.<br /> <br /> Authorities have confirmed there are cases of COVID−19 in Hungary. Expect additional screening measures if you travel from China, Italy, Iran or South Korea. Follow the advice of local authorities and check with the nearest embassy or consulate of Hungary for entry requirements. <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 Hungary.</span></span></p> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller fc35cd82-1c47-4bab-8b0b-919c4ba08176 Hungary 5/5 Do not travel Lithuania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/lithuania We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Lithuania. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. <br /> <br /> From Monday 16 March, foreigners will not be permitted entry into Lithuania. This will apply until 30 March and may be extended further. All returning residents and citizens will have a 14-day quarantine enforced. Schools, museums, cinemas, restaurants and bars will be closed, and public gatherings will be banned. Supermarkets and pharmacies will open. You are permitted to leave Lithuania, but be aware many flights are being cancelled and number of passengers on buses and trains is being restricted. If you wish to leave, confirm your flight as soon as possible. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you will be asked to self-quarantine or you may be directed to medical facilities. If you are in Lithuania and have symptoms of COVID-19, call 1808 which operates 24/7 or email koronavirus@sam.lt <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Lithuania.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 18 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 86956f21-3666-453b-adbd-e01bda42ad5d Lithuania 5/5 Do not travel Iran https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/iran There is widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in Iran. There have been many deaths. The health care system will likely struggle to cope with a large outbreak. Airlines are reducing or stopping flights into and out of Iran. Medical evacuation is not likely to be possible. If you’re in Iran, leave while commercial options are available. Some countries have put in place restrictions on travellers coming out of Iran. The Foreign Minister has directed the departure of non-essential Australian embassy staff and dependants. The Australian Embassy remains operational.<br /> <p>We've changed our level of advice for Iran:</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> 16 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 0e9f9775-6769-4920-9c3d-937d805efb59 Iran 5/5 Do not travel Venezuela https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/venezuela Authorities have confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Venezuela. Entry requirements for Venezuela have been updated. All travellers who arrive from Europe will be subject to mandatory self-isolation for 14 days. Flights from Panama and Dominican Republic to Venezuela have been suspended for 30 days, beginning 14 March 2020. <p dir="ltr">We haven't changed our level of advice:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="/node/33">Do not to travel</a> to Venezuela due to the unstable political and economic situation, shortages of food, water, medicine and petrol, and high levels of violent crime.</p> 16 Mar 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9eb5b8b1-2246-4426-9546-530aec7f8fb0 Venezuela 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 haven't changed our level of advice:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Yemen due to the very high threat of kidnapping and terrorist attack.</p> 22 Jan 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9c90c002-89cf-4506-98e0-b8b0633723f5 Yemen 5/5 Do not travel Central African Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/central-african-republic If you choose to travel to the Central African Republic despite our advice, note it now has confirmed cases of COVID-19. You’ll be required to self-isolate for 14 days if you arrive there from a country with local transmission of COVID-19. <p>We haven't changed our level of advice:</p> <p><a href="/node/33">Do not travel</a> to the Central African Republic due to the dangerous security situation, activities of armed groups and high levels of serious crime.</p> 17 Nov 2019 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4db290e0-37fb-429c-93d2-8aaf73e5ddec Central African Republic 5/5 Do not travel Burundi https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/burundi We&#039;ve reviewed our travel advice for Burundi. <p>We haven't changed our level of advice:</p> <p><a href="/node/33">Do not travel </a>to Burundi due to the high levels of violence and the significant threat of terrorist attack.</p> 08 Nov 2019 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9834abd1-60a2-4336-9619-a7b6201a5cf2 Burundi 5/5 Do not travel