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 Spain https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/spain COVID-19 safety measures are in place throughout Spain and vary between regions. Travel from the UK to Spain is restricted to Spanish or Andorran citizens and those legally resident in Spain or Andorra, and those who can demonstrate an essential need to enter Spain. If you’re travelling from a designated ‘at risk’ country, you’ll need to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR or TMA) test result on arrival, taken within 72 hours before you travel. Travel between Spain and Morocco has been suspended. See &#039;Travel&#039;. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Spain </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 08 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 68d23b23-8dd7-429a-9e43-e2d75ae05e57 Spain 5/5 Do not travel Belgium https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/belgium If you&#039;re not in the EU/Schengen Area nor in a country listed by Belgium as &#039;green&#039;, you can only travel to Belgium for essential purposes or if you&#039;re a citizen or resident of an EU/Schengen Area country. Travel to, or transit via, Belgium from India, Brazil and South Africa is prohibited (see Travel). <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Belgium <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span>.</span></span></p> 08 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c7f8d510-fb03-47b1-abc7-dc233cdca9bd Belgium 5/5 Do not travel Seychelles https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/seychelles The Seychelles have implemented a nationwide curfew from 11pm to 4am. There are restrictions on movement and gatherings. All schools are closed. Before arriving in the Seychelles, you must apply for a Health Travel Authorisation and evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken in the 72 hours before you travel. Quarantine measures are in place and there are further entry restrictions if you are travelling from certain countries (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p><span><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> <span><span><span> Seychelles </span></span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 07 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 38569f85-3b21-4654-9e41-1831c16cba77 Seychelles 5/5 Do not travel Malaysia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/malaysia A temporary ban on flights to and from India is in place. All passengers travelling from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, except for Malaysian citizens, are not permitted to enter or transit Malaysia. The exemption for holders of expired Social Visit Passes ceased on 21 April 2021. If you&#039;re in Malaysia on a social visit pass that expired after 1 January 2020, you should make arrangements to leave Malaysia. You may be subject to penalties or enforcement action if you stay with an expired social visit pass (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Contact your airline or travel provider for options to depart Malaysia as soon as you can. Malaysia has a number of restrictions in response to COVID-19, which vary across locations and can change rapidly. You&#039;ll require police permission to travel to Kuala Lumpur International Airport due to COVID-19 restrictions in Selangor. Be aware of what restrictions are in place at your location and follow the advice of local authorities. You must maintain social distance and wear a face mask in public spaces and on public transportation. Foreigners, including visitors and long term foreign residents, have been arrested and charged for breaching COVID-19 restrictions, including failure to socially distance in public places or being present in a venue that is suspected of breaching current rules. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span>Malaysia <span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 07 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller dfc5f10b-57d2-4740-bc92-9b5a09e032c9 Malaysia 5/5 Do not travel Egypt https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/egypt There are some restrictions on schools, universities, cafes, bars, clubs, hotels and tourist locations which may limit services. Other measures may be introduced at short notice. Regularly check the advice of local authorities. Face masks are mandatory in public places. International flights are operating, but flight options are reduced. If you travel to Egypt despite our advice, you&#039;ll need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to your travel departure. Children under the age of six (6) are exempt. Other health measures may be required. Check with your airline prior to travel. <p dir="ltr">We continue to advise:)</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span>Egypt <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span>.</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 07 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller dc4e7828-3d9d-4d50-97a7-2bf898aff409 Egypt 5/5 Do not travel Myanmar https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/myanmar We advise do not travel (level 4 of 4) to Myanmar due to ongoing civil unrest and armed conflict. There has been a significant increase in the level of violence with many deaths, injuries and arrests. Explosions are occurring in Yangon and other parts of the country, including at police stations and ward administration offices. Police and military vehicles have been targeted. Protest activity is widespread with security services responding. Maintain heightened security awareness and avoid facilities and vehicles linked to security forces. Avoid all protests and areas of known and possible unrest. There have been widespread detentions, including of foreigners. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention. If it&#039;s safe to do so, leave Myanmar by commercial means on one of the limited international flights departing Yangon. Contact airlines directly. Staff and dependants at the Australian Embassy in Yangon have been offered the option to voluntarily depart Myanmar. This will not affect the provision of services to Australians. A curfew is in place and daily internet outages occur across the country. If you&#039;re remaining in Myanmar, you should shelter-in-place. Register with DFAT, monitor the media, and keep in close contact with friends and family. Australians in need of emergency consular assistance should contact the Australian Government 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia.<br /> <br /> Our global travel advice remains do not travel due to the risk of COVID-19 and significant disruptions to global travel. <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><a href="https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.smartraveller.gov.au%2Fconsular-services%2Ftravel-advice-explained%23level4&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ctravel.advice%40dfat.gov.au%7Cb0f131705f214bbb0db708d8f2f870a1%7C9b7f23b30e8347a58a40ffa8a6fea536%7C0%7C0%7C637526496136244557%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=xSU%2BlLFAP8lgs6O0vQBfK30Bs%2B7AnCpGgzFpcNeCLrw%3D&amp;reserved=0"><span><span><span><span>Do not travel</span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span> to Myanmar due to:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li>ongoing civil unrest and armed conflict</li> <li>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</li> </ul> 07 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 52713dd9-36a5-4c83-a261-71172e6275cc Myanmar 5/5 Do not travel India https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/india Facilitated commercial flights from India to Australia will resume on 15 May. You&#039;ll now need to undertake a rapid antigen test prior to boarding these flights, in addition to the PCR test already required before travel to Australia. If you&#039;ve been in India in the last 14 days, you&#039;re not permitted to enter Australia until 15 May (see &#039;Travel&#039;). COVID-19 infection numbers are increasing rapidly across India. Lockdowns and curfews have been imposed in some major cities to curb transmission. Penalties may be imposed if you breach the restrictions. The ban on international commercial flights remains in place. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. Australians in need of emergency consular assistance should contact the Australian Government 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia. <p><span><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span> India <span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 07 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 08136d67-e45b-4133-8524-587d7a68d52c India 5/5 Do not travel Tanzania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/tanzania If you&#039;re travelling to Tanzania, you must have a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test result taken in the 72 hours before your arrival, complete the Ministry of Health&#039;s online surveillance form in the 24 hours before arrival and take a rapid test on arrival. Depending on your origin or transit countries you may also be required to undertake 14 days quarantine at your own cost. Confirm COVID-19 requirements with local authorities and your airline(s) ahead of travel. Our global travel advice remains do not travel due to the risk of COVID-19 and travel disruptions. Follow the advice of local authorities and COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures.<br /> <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 </span></span>Tanzania due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 07 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller bfa6fcc0-e750-4e90-b754-62aa53fbfcfd Tanzania 5/5 Do not travel Cameroon https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/cameroon Various COVID-19 restrictions on movements and gatherings are in place, including wearing a face mask in public. Follow the advice of local authorities on COVID-19 related restrictions. Reduced international commercial flights are available. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span>to </span> Cameroon <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 07 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller aa6dbb20-8247-421d-8a2c-229c1dc5ea80 Cameroon 5/5 Do not travel Colombia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/colombia Large scale violent protests are taking place in Colombia. There have been reports of deaths and injuries. The protests may disrupt transportation and the supply of food, water and medical services. Some cities have movement restrictions in place (see &#039;Travel&#039;). You should avoid demonstrations and monitor local media for updates.<br /> <br /> <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Colombia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 06 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 924527ea-65eb-442b-8d8a-247ce842f4f3 Colombia 5/5 Do not travel Solomon Islands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/solomon-islands A weekly international flight in and out of the Solomon Islands is now operating. Follow the Australian High Commission&#039;s social media accounts for updates on possible unscheduled flights (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to</span></span> Solomon Islands due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 06 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 4da35327-d297-43be-88f0-1bcd4985927e Solomon Islands 5/5 Do not travel North Macedonia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/north-macedonia There is a daily curfew in place from 11pm to 5am. Mandatory quarantine (14 days) applies to all visitors arriving from India, Brazil and the African continent. You must wear a mask in public places. There is a ban on gatherings of more than four people in public places. Failure to comply may result in a fine. Commercial premises may be closed or providing restricted services. North Macedonia’s borders are open to Australian citizens and transits through North Macedonia are possible. A ban on overseas travel from Australia remains in place. You can’t leave Australia unless you get an exemption from the Department of Home Affairs. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to North Macedonia <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> <div class="js-injected-tooltip destination"> <h5> </h5> </div> 06 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller cf3b583b-b8ed-4a6a-a8d0-10ed85312f18 North Macedonia 5/5 Do not travel Philippines https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/philippines The Philippines has implemented a range of COVID-19 measures throughout the country, which change regularly. These measures are different in each province and barangay. You should follow the Inter-Agency Task Force for the latest resolutions which detail the different levels and specific restrictions. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to the </span></span>Philippines <span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span>.</p> 06 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 14d55142-3580-4d73-800f-d810fee1550d Philippines 5/5 Do not travel Singapore https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/singapore Restrictions have been tightened for travellers permitted entry to Singapore. From 11:59pm on 7 May, all travellers who have been in any country in the past 21 days, excluding Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Mainland China, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR, will be required to serve 21-days quarantine at designated facilities. See &#039;Travel&#039;. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span>Sin</span></span></span>gapore due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 06 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 7ba9e818-4172-4445-b434-ca487fb36149 Singapore 5/5 Do not travel North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/north-korea-democratic-peoples-republic-korea North Korea’s borders remain closed due to COVID-19. Tours to North Korea are suspended until further notice. <p dir="ltr">We continue to advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><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 North Korea due to the he<span><span><span><span>alth risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span>. </span></span></span></p> 06 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c2ddaf43-44e7-4206-b961-2fa42c43e7c6 North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) 5/5 Do not travel Nigeria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/nigeria Crime is common throughout large areas of Nigeria, including armed robbery, assault, kidnapping, terrorism, and maritime crime and piracy. The potential for terrorism and civil unrest continues throughout Nigeria, including major cities like Lagos, Kano and Abuja. You should pay close attention to Nigeria’s travel requirements for COVID-19, including pre-arrival testing. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is also required for travel to Nigeria. <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 Nigeria <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 06 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 86e69468-8c63-4b52-a846-4afef391390c Nigeria 5/5 Do not travel Timor-Leste https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/timor-leste COVID-19 remains a serious health risk. Infection numbers are increasing rapidly and the health system is under pressure. A State of Emergency is in place. Lockdown arrangements are in place for Dili and isolation zones apply in most municipalities. Some exemptions apply (see ’Travel’). It is mandatory to wear a face mask. Wash hands frequently, maintain social distancing and avoid gatherings of people. Follow the advice of local authorities.<br /> <br /> Entry restrictions apply to all travellers (air, land and sea) and can change with little notice. You must provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. Travellers with certificates showing full vaccination may be exempt from the mandatory quarantine period on arrival (see ’Travel’). <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span>to Timor-Leste <span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 05 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 770434c0-b809-4b9a-a31a-5607cf035ebd Timor-Leste 5/5 Do not travel Turkey https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/turkey Turkey has introduced a nationwide lockdown from 29 April until 5am on 17 May. Grocery stores, markets, butchers and other essential shops will be permitted to operate between 10am and 5pm during the lockdown. You can walk to your closest market for essential supplies during these times. Temporary foreign tourists are exempt from lockdown measures. If you&#039;re entering Turkey, you&#039;ll need to complete an online form in the 72 hours prior to travel. Travellers must also present proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of boarding your flight, unless you&#039;re travelling from a limited list of countries including Australia. <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 Turkey due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 05 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 05ccedd6-0114-4980-881f-1695bdf79f11 Turkey 5/5 Do not travel Chad https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/chad Hassan Djamous International Airport and land borders have reopened. The security situation following the death of President Idriss Déby remains volatile with a heightened risk of violent conflict and civil unrest in all parts of the country. If you&#039;re in Chad, you should remain vigilant, activate your emergency arrangements and consider leaving by commercial means if it&#039;s safe to do so. Avoid all large gatherings, protests and demonstrations. Closely monitor local media. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="/node/33">Do not travel</a> to Chad due to:</p> <ul> <li>the significant risk of terrorist attack</li> <li>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</li> </ul> <p> </p> 05 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c522e835-2d82-45a2-9bd4-997255eadd16 Chad 5/5 Do not travel Pakistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/pakistan The number of international flights to Pakistan has reduced significantly. COVID-19 testing and quarantine regulations have also changed for arriving passengers. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest information. <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 Pakistan <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 05 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 1088308c-cbcd-4c72-a3db-8a2575a532b0 Pakistan 5/5 Do not travel Madagascar https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/madagascar Madagascar has implemented a nationwide Health State of Emergency. International travel to Madagascar, private charter flights and all domestic flights are suspended. You must wear a face mask in public and follow social distancing regulations. There are restrictions on social, sporting and religious gatherings. Schools and universities are closed in many regions. Some regions have been placed in lockdown; this includes Analamanga (including the capital Antananarivo) with a curfew in place and restrictions on social activities. Road travel to these regions is forbidden. Analamanga region has further restrictions on Saturdays and Sundays. <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 Madagascar due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 05 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller ccfbb44b-6c16-4d08-ae88-6327d7b6f808 Madagascar 5/5 Do not travel Nepal https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/nepal Nepal is imposing localised lockdowns and restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19, including in Kathmandu. International commercial flights will cease from midnight Thursday 6 May until 15 May. Domestic flights ceased from 3 May until 15 May. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the Australian Embassy on Facebook (@australianembassynepal) and Twitter (@AusAmbNP) for regular updates. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Nepal <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 04 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 0df08c03-9320-45b8-ba8a-18dce20dc7af Nepal 5/5 Do not travel Kenya https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/kenya A nationwide curfew is in place in Kenya from 10pm to 4am. Restrictions remain in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – see ‘Travel’ for more information on entering, departing and staying in Kenya. Adhere to restrictions and follow the advice of authorities. Monitor the media for latest developments on COVID-19. <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 K</span>enya due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 04 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9420583d-6ac1-4a6a-8907-1331e8468a3d Kenya 5/5 Do not travel Syria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/syria If you&#039;re in Syria, you can now enter Lebanon if you have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result and a valid plane ticket to travel via Beirut airport. These entry and exit measures may change without notice, contact relevant Lebanese authorities and your airline directly before making your travel plans. If despite our advice, you&#039;re entering Syria, a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result is required and you&#039;re required to home isolate for five days. The security situation remains extremely volatile. If you&#039;re in Syria, consider leaving now through commercial means. <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 Syria due to:</p> <ul> <li>the extremely dangerous security situation, armed conflict is ongoing and air strikes, kidnappings and terrorist attacks are common</li> <li><span><span><span><span>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></li> </ul> 04 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller eb66dacd-fb2c-4e88-bbbc-3cd95f0cd239 Syria 5/5 Do not travel Croatia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/croatia Entry into Croatia is restricted for non-EU nationals due to COVID-19. Some exemptions apply. In most cases, you must show either a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test at the border taken within 48 hours before your arrival, a vaccination certificate, or confirmation you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months. Other restrictions exist. <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 Croatia <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span>.</p> 04 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c8959125-4e38-47d1-910a-fc362a3756d1 Croatia 5/5 Do not travel France https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/france COVID-19-related restrictions are in force across France. The French Government has announced a plan to progressively ease restrictions from 3 May to 30 June. A nationwide curfew (7pm -6am) remains in place. Entry and departure from France remains restricted depending on the country you&#039;re coming from or going to. You&#039;ll need a COVID-19 (PCR) test to enter France. These measures can change at short notice (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Contact your closest embassy or consulate of France, and monitor the French Government&#039;s COVID-19 pages for the latest update.<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 France </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 03 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 419f7645-66b1-4b92-914b-3d086ad2d0a5 France 5/5 Do not travel Fiji https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/fiji Containment zones remain in place with restriction of movement across the whole of Viti Levu. Health protection measures are in place for all of Viti Levu (see &#039;Travel&#039;). International flights remain suspended. Domestic flights and ferries departing and arriving Viti Levu are also suspended. If you&#039;re travelling to Fiji and you hold a work or residency permit, you’ll need to seek approval to re-enter (see &#039;Travel&#039;). You&#039;ll also need to provide the results of a COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before you depart for Fiji, and quarantine for 14 days at your own cost. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Fiji due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 03 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 995e9a9f-81d1-49cd-89b6-4850bbaa33d4 Fiji 5/5 Do not travel Italy https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/italy There are additional national measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is still in place between 10pm and 5am. Regions may adjust measures in keeping with local requirements, including localised curfews and lockdowns. Follow social distancing protocols and use masks in line with regional measures. Monitor and follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Italy due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> <p> </p> 03 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller cd4f478c-ca77-4b8d-88d8-a3bf0c41833e Italy 5/5 Do not travel Mauritius https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mauritius Mauritius has entered a phase of reopening and easing of restrictions, but some restrictions remain in place. You&#039;re not allowed to enter as borders are closed and incoming passenger flights are suspended. Most services (health, security, emergency, shopping) are operational with strict sanitary measures. However, most social, cultural, and sporting activities are closed, including beaches, cinemas, casinos, food courts, public parks and gardens. Private and public gatherings are limited to 10 people. Children under 18 years and the elderly are advised to stay home. All schools are closed except for students undertaking public school exams. Public transport is operational with strict sanitary measures. <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 Mauritius due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 03 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 52d2222f-22f6-4426-9d1d-93070d7aea5a Mauritius 5/5 Do not travel Portugal https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/portugal If you&#039;re entering Portugal there could be bans or restrictions if you&#039;re coming from certain countries, including several European countries. You&#039;ll be required to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test before boarding a flight to Portugal and may need to isolate at home for 14 days on arrival. See &#039;Travel&#039;. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Portugal </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 03 May 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9a58b3a8-1d7c-4668-91ba-f4c3b4b4b25f Portugal 5/5 Do not travel Indonesia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/indonesia COVID-19 is widespread in Indonesia with continuing transmission across the country. Indonesia has restricted entry to only those foreign nationals already holding valid types of visas or stay permits. All such travellers must undergo hotel quarantine. They also require a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken and result received within 72 hours prior to departure for Indonesia. You&#039;ll be required to undergo a further COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival, quarantine at a designated facility hotel for five days, undergo a further PCR test and then await the result of that test in the designated hotel. If any of the tests are positive, you&#039;ll be hospitalised at a designated COVID-19 referral hospital until testing negative. Domestic travel restrictions and social distancing measures remain in place for most locations. Additional restrictions and mandatory quarantine apply for domestic travel during the Ramadan and Idul Fitri period of 6-17 May. If you&#039;re travelling domestically to board a flight to Australia over this period, you may require a travel support letter from the Australian Embassy or Consulate. See ‘Local contacts’ for your nearest mission and &#039;Travel&#039; for further Indonesian government advice on these restrictions. Contact your travel provider or check Garuda Indonesia for up-to-date details, including for entry requirements to other provinces. Follow the advice of the local authorities and monitor media for the latest updates. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Indonesia, including Bali, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 30 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9f77d5c1-0b2a-4056-bbba-e3aa424335b5 Indonesia 5/5 Do not travel Greece https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/greece Greece has COVID-19 restrictions in place, including nationwide lockdown measures. Restrictions on movement change frequently. Masks and social distancing are mandatory outside of your residence. Monitor the local media for latest information and follow the instructions of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Greece </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 30 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller feeff074-56c5-4291-b14c-0bc33c1c197a Greece 5/5 Do not travel Poland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/poland Foreigners are currently not permitted to enter Poland unless an exemption applies. If permitted to enter, you&#039;ll be required to quarantine for 10 days unless you meet one of the exemption rules (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Land border crossing checks may be conducted. While COVID-19 restrictions are slowly easing, you must follow local laws (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Poland due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 30 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 8980b831-dca8-4240-9516-626a5eeba20f Poland 5/5 Do not travel Lebanon https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/lebanon Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are increasing and hospitals are under strain. Protests are taking place in Beirut, some of which have turned violent. Avoid protests and Beirut’s port area. Local authorities have announced restrictions including a nightly curfew and closure of some areas and services. You&#039;ll be required to undergo a COVID-19 (PCR) test upon arrival to Lebanon and observe a period of self isolation. Masks are mandatory in public; you’ll be fined if you don’t wear one. Monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We 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 Lebanon <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span> </p> 30 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller b70f3cf9-376c-4395-b688-f3b1be15aceb Lebanon 5/5 Do not travel French Polynesia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/french-polynesia From 1 May, new entry and quarantine protocols apply and tourism is permitted for travellers arriving by air from certain countries judged to pose a limited health risk to French Polynesia. Fully vaccinated arrivals from these countries may be able to obtain an exemption from quarantine requirements. Travellers from all other countries are still required to show a compelling reason to visit French Polynesia and will be required to undergo a period of quarantine. All travellers will be required to cover the costs of their health tests and quarantine. Check with your airline or travel agent for up-to-date information on entry requirements to visit French Polynesia and see &#039;Travel&#039; below. <p>We continue to advise: </p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to French Polynesia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. </p> 30 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 27d8940f-c281-475a-9bb2-44b98b5de4b3 French Polynesia 5/5 Do not travel Venezuela https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/venezuela COVID-19 is present in Venezuela. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus, including community-wide quarantines. Road travel between Venezuelan states is banned, with roadblocks in place and limited internal flights. Many international flight routes have been suspended. Commercial flights to and from Venezuela remain very limited. Australia doesn&#039;t have an embassy or consulate in Venezuela. Contact the Australian Embassy in Colombia for assistance. <p dir="ltr">We continue to advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="/node/33">Do not to travel</a> travel to Venezuela due to:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>the unstable political and economic situation, shortages of food, water, medicine and petrol, and high levels of violent crime</li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span>.</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> 30 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9eb5b8b1-2246-4426-9546-530aec7f8fb0 Venezuela 5/5 Do not travel Jamaica https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/jamaica Jamaica requires travellers aged 12 years or more to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to the travel date (see Travel). <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span>Jamaica due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 29 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 5ad1dcef-ef5c-4939-bbb7-22f38c897af8 Jamaica 5/5 Do not travel Netherlands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/netherlands The Netherlands has lockdown measures in place. Entry and departure from the Netherlands remains restricted depending on the country you&#039;re travelling from or going to. You&#039;ll need a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the Netherlands and you must quarantine upon arrival. <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 Netherlands </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 29 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 82d7599c-6337-46df-a831-89decec61c61 Netherlands 5/5 Do not travel Slovenia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/slovenia Slovenia has declared a state of pandemic emergency. Travel to and within Slovenia is restricted. Curfews may be in place or imposed at short notice. Stay informed as restrictions can change at short notice. If you&#039;re staying in Slovenia, follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Slovenia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 29 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 106ce22a-f3cc-46e8-a799-e6bbbdb48862 Slovenia 5/5 Do not travel Cyprus https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/cyprus Travellers from Category Green locations may enter Cyprus without a COVID-19 test and don&#039;t need to self-isolate. A lockdown is now in effect. A curfew remains in place between 9pm and 5am and additional restrictions on movement and gatherings apply (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Cyprus due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 28 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 2e7ee242-9d1f-46ff-8795-7c30113a225c Cyprus 5/5 Do not travel Malta https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/malta Malta has restricted visitors entering, unless you&#039;ve travelled from an approved area and have stayed there for two weeks before entering. You must provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. You may be granted an exemption to enter if you&#039;re not from an approved area and your travel is for essential purposes. In those cases, other restrictions will apply. No more than four people can gather in groups in public spaces, and mixing households in private homes is limited. You may be fined for not wearing a mask or gathering in larger groups. <p dir="ltr">We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Malta due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 27 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9b4b2ed9-cf85-433e-a427-16ef1264bb8d Malta 5/5 Do not travel Libya https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/libya If you&#039;re in Libya, leave as soon as possible if it is safe for you to do so. Regularly reassess your security arrangements and access to effective health services. Our capacity to provide consular assistance to Australians in Libya is limited. The Australian Government has no plans to evacuate you. There are limited commercial flights out of Libya (mainly to Tunis and Istanbul). Monitor the website and social media of airlines and airports for available flights. We can’t advise you on the safety of departure options. Follow the advice of local authorities, including on curfews and travel restrictions as a result of the conflict and COVID-19 pandemic. In certain areas, e.g. where fighting is taking place, the best course of action may be to stay where you are until it becomes safer to move on. You should contact the Embassy in Rome if you require consular assistance. <p dir="ltr">We continue to advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="/node/33">Do not travel</a> to Libya due to:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>ongoing fighting, unstable security, and the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping</li> <li><span><span><span><span>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></li> </ul> 27 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 83649a37-61b8-4011-843b-2883dc5eb388 Libya 5/5 Do not travel South Korea (Republic of Korea) https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/south-korea-republic-korea To prevent the spread of COVID-19, South Korea has five levels of Social Distancing. Follow local media as levels and restrictions can change frequently. You&#039;re required to wear a mask in indoor public places or on public transport. You&#039;re also required to wear a mask in outdoor areas if you are unable to maintain a 2-metre distance from others. Exceptions for mask wearing are made for children under 24 months or people with disabilities or those who may have difficulty wearing a face mask for medical reasons. <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 South Korea <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 27 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 3cb5aea2-54f2-4935-ac5e-b89a802063ea South Korea (Republic of Korea) 5/5 Do not travel Montenegro https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/montenegro To travel to Montenegro, you&#039;ll need a COVID-19 (PCR) test no more than 72 hours old, or IgG test (positive antibody) results no more than 30 days old, or proof of full vaccination at least seven days prior to arrival. Travellers from Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Albania are exempt in some circumstances (see &#039;Travel&#039;). There is a nationwide curfew from midnight to 5am. Intercity travel is banned from 11pm Friday to 5am Monday. Additional local restrictions are in place. If you&#039;re staying in Montenegro, follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Montenegro due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 27 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller cad81362-00eb-4ece-88c9-8d3619d08477 Montenegro 5/5 Do not travel Cambodia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/cambodia Lockdowns, movement restrictions and curfews have been imposed in various locations throughout Cambodia to slow the spread of COVID-19. Monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities as lockdowns, curfews and other movement restrictions can change rapidly. COVID-19 entry restrictions and public health measures remain in place (See &#039;Travel&#039;). <p><span><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> t</span></span>o Cambodia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 27 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 590dbac7-7e31-40b9-946d-8ad452630c99 Cambodia 5/5 Do not travel China https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/china Direct flights between China and Australia are limited. You may be permitted to enter China with a valid Chinese residence permit. If despite our advice you travel to China, you&#039;ll be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results prior to flying. There are multiple tests required within tight timeframes. Testing requirements may change at short notice. Australians who have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine produced in China and who meet other eligibility requirements should contact the nearest Chinese embassy/consulate to confirm visa eligibility and other travel requirements (see &#039;Travel&#039;). You&#039;ll be requested to undertake at least 14 days mandatory quarantine at a designated hotel or facility on arrival followed by additional COVID-19 prevention measures and testing determined by local authorities at your entry point and final destination in China. Measures may include an additional period of home quarantine. If you’re already in China, and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. <br /> <br /> As previously advised, authorities have detained foreigners on grounds of &#039;endangering national security&#039;. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4"><span>Do not travel</span></a> to China </span></span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 27 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 4b3fc278-5e18-43e5-b88b-912fc01e3bf5 China 5/5 Do not travel Bangladesh https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/bangladesh Dhaka airport continues to allow a very limited number of incoming and outgoing flights, primarily to manage the repatriation of Bangladeshi expatriate workers.<br /> <br /> There are restrictions on incoming flights. Only travellers from a strictly limited number of categories are permitted to enter Bangladesh.<br /> <br /> A small number of domestic air routes are currently operating.<br /> <br /> Please speak with the Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra and your airline for further information. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Bangladesh <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span> </p> <p> </p> 24 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller d69c2ae7-2317-4c08-b992-8aaa0bc25585 Bangladesh 5/5 Do not travel Japan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/japan Japan’s Prime Minister has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo and Kyoto from 25 April to 11 May. Bars, karaoke bars and restaurants that serve alcohol are asked to close, as well as shopping malls, movie theatres and department stores. Dining establishments that do not serve alcohol are asked to close by 8pm. Supermarkets and other essential stores will remain open. Residents are asked to refrain from cross-prefectural travel and non-essential outings after 8pm. Exact measures may vary between regions. Monitor media and be alert to the advice of local authorities. Measures already in place in Miyagi and Okinawa prefectures have been extended from 5 May until 11 May. <p><span><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span> Japan <span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 24 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 375607eb-9b12-4f0c-95c6-102142fccd20 Japan 5/5 Do not travel Israel and the Palestinian Territories https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/israel-and-palestinian-territories You can&#039;t enter Israel unless you&#039;re an Israeli citizen or resident or you meet exception requirements for entry. If you&#039;re permitted entry, you must show evidence that you can self-quarantine or stay in a designated facility. Incoming travellers must provide their airline with evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of departure (see &#039;Travel&#039;) and take another test upon arrival. You may be exempt from quarantine requirements if you can provide evidence that you recovered from COVID-19 in Israel or you received two COVID-19 vaccine doses in Israel. Authorities have imposed rules on social distancing, public gatherings and wearing face masks. Israel has implemented nation-wide lockdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19, often with little notice. The Palestinian Authority has measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, including restrictions at tourist and religious sites. Gaza’s entry and exit point with Egypt is open from Sunday to Thursday. Gaza&#039;s crossing with Israel is operating with restrictions. <p>We continue advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span>Israel and Palestinian Territories <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span> </p> 24 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 86fe25c9-6dc4-42a1-ab3c-4dddf85e8025 Israel and the Palestinian Territories 5/5 Do not travel Bhutan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/bhutan Some COVID-19 protocols and restrictions are in place in Bhutan. You should maintain social distancing, wear a mask, maintain hand hygiene and follow the advice of local authorities. For emergency health services call 112. <p><span><span>We 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>Bhutan <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 23 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9f6bf81c-cb60-49f2-9e1a-d63fd51160cc Bhutan 5/5 Do not travel Afghanistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/afghanistan On 14 April 2021, NATO announced it would withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 2021. On 15 April, Prime Minister Morrison announced that the last remaining Australian troops will depart Afghanistan by September 2021. The 2020 US-Taliban deal expires on 1 May 2021 and there&#039;s the potential for increased risk of attacks around and following this date. If despite our advice, you’re in Afghanistan, be alert and follow the advice of local authorities. The serious and ongoing threats of kidnapping and the volatile security environment have not changed. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Afghanistan due to:</p> <ul> <li>the extremely dangerous security situation and the very high threat of terrorist attack</li> <li>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. </li> </ul> 23 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9aa5a7d8-c695-411c-a64a-7586b3fb680e Afghanistan 5/5 Do not travel Lithuania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/lithuania You can&#039;t enter Lithuania unless you have an exemption. If permitted to enter, you must register with the National Health Centre before arrival, obtain a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test within 72 hours of travel and may need to self-isolate for 10 days. While slowly easing, some COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. You must follow local laws, including wearing an approved face mask when in public (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Lithuania <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span>.</p> 23 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 86956f21-3666-453b-adbd-e01bda42ad5d Lithuania 5/5 Do not travel Papua New Guinea https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/papua-new-guinea To depart PNG, passengers are required to undertake a COVID-19 (rapid) test at the airport prior to check-in. This is in addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 (PCR) testing requirement for travel to Australia (see &#039;Travel). There is widespread community transmission of COVID-19 across a number of districts and provinces. It is a serious health risk and is impacting the capacity of local health services. <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 Papua New Guinea due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. </span></span></p> 22 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 06f3ab02-8b13-44e6-bab2-cf653c52e834 Papua New Guinea 5/5 Do not travel Mexico https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/mexico Mexico&#039;s land borders with the US, Guatemala and Belize are closed to non-essential traffic. You should depart Mexico by air. Expect widespread closures of businesses and movement restrictions to continue. Measures will vary by state. <p><span><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span><span>to Mexico </span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 22 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 061a10c7-4e62-41a9-8fb2-2199d31eaef9 Mexico 5/5 Do not travel Kosovo https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/kosovo There’s an overnight curfew from 10.30pm to 5am. Cafes, restaurants and most shops are open with restricted hours. You must show proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test if you&#039;re entering Kosovo from a country with high levels of infection. It must be taken within 72 hours of your arrival. You must wear a face mask in all public spaces. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Kosovo </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 21 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f88fa3da-d371-479f-863d-61d537423540 Kosovo 5/5 Do not travel Slovakia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/slovakia Slovakia has declared a state of emergency. You must wear a mask in public, including outdoors. Public health measures are in place due to COVID-19. Follow the advice of the local authorities. <p><span><span>We 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 Slovakia </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 20 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 41c27887-5603-40bc-98bb-c3e4f9e2baae Russia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/russia Entry into Russia, including through land borders, is restricted for most foreign travellers. Residents, close family members of Russian citizens, members of diplomatic missions, essential workers and some other categories of travellers may be allowed to enter. (See &#039;Travel&#039;.) Flights between Russia and the UK are currently suspended. <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 Russia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 19 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 014b41e8-893f-4e04-b1a9-8c632a99a564 Russia 5/5 Do not travel Mozambique https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mozambique Terrorists have attacked the town of Palma in Cabo Delgado. Terrorists remain active in the area and attacks on other towns are possible especially in areas frequented by foreigners or in towns and other areas where foreign companies operate and where expatriate staff reside. Australians in Cabo Delgado should leave the area if it is safe to do so. If you decide to remain in the area, maintain heightened security awareness, monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Mozambique due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 19 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller e4b98472-0fd6-4bc4-98b2-450a139163d9 Mozambique 5/5 Do not travel Ecuador https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/ecuador Demonstrations may take place following the recent general elections. Avoid areas where demonstrations or protests are occurring and follow the advice of local authorities. To enter Ecuador, you&#039;ll need to either present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 3 days of arrival, have an antigen test taken within 3 days of arrival or present a vaccination card showing you&#039;ve received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. You may also be tested for COVID-19 through an antigen test on arrival, and if the result is positive, you&#039;ll need to quarantine. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Ecuador due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. </span></span></p> 16 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 81884b56-8d7c-4b57-a386-c4dd1f8686d4 Ecuador 5/5 Do not travel Oman https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/oman A limited schedule of international flights to and from Oman have resumed. Check with your airline for the latest information. Entry is restricted to citizens and residents. A COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival is mandatory and you&#039;ll have to undertake mandatory institutional health isolation at your own expense (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Valid health insurance covering COVID-19 is required. All leisure spaces, beaches and public parks are closed and a night curfew is in place. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Oman <span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span>.</p> 16 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 3fee6a9f-3bf0-40c6-87c7-4101ff427dd9 Oman 5/5 Do not travel Ukraine https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/ukraine Ukraine&#039;s borders are open to foreigners. COVID-19 infections are increasing daily and nationwide adaptive quarantine remains in place. To enter Ukraine, you must have valid health insurance and it should cover COVID-19 treatment. Monitor the Visit Ukraine website for entry requirements specific to the country you are travelling from. See &#039;Travel&#039;. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Ukraine due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 16 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 920f7fe6-5e49-405d-8f1c-5c04e7495377 Ukraine 5/5 Do not travel Palau https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/palau The Palau-Taiwan travel bubble commenced on 1 April with two flights a week scheduled. Travellers entering Palau from Taiwan must have been in Taiwan for at least 14 days prior to departure. Tourists to Palau must book via a group package. Non-tourists must self-isolate for seven days on arrival in Palau. Travellers from other destinations will be subject to different requirements depending on whether they come from a high or low risk jurisdiction. The length and cost of mandatory quarantine will vary for individual travellers. See Travel below for further details on entry requirements. <p><span>We continue to advise</span>:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a></span> to Palau due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 16 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 8a0c023f-98bd-434f-9c39-edf8dca2ec63 Palau 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 with medical facilities under serious pressure. Inter-city travel is banned and there is a curfew from 9pm to 4am. Breach of the curfew will result in a fine. If despite our advice you travel to Iran, you&#039;ll need to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test at the port of entry and exit of Iran. In addition, you&#039;ll be tested at the port of entry to Iran. If you&#039;re suspected of having the virus, you&#039;ll be quarantined at a government-managed facility at your own expense. Failure to wear a face covering in public could result in a fine. Medical evacuation is not likely to be possible. If you’re in Iran, we continue to recommend you leave while commercial options are available. There are limited flights into and out of Iran. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Iran due <span><span><span><span>to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span> The security situation remains volatile and there's a high risk you could be arbitrarily detained or arrested.</p> 16 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 0e9f9775-6769-4920-9c3d-937d805efb59 Iran 5/5 Do not travel Morocco https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/morocco Moroccan authorities have advised that passengers from Australia are not permitted entry to Morocco. There have been instances where border officials have denied entry to Morocco to Australian passport holders travelling from third countries. Contact local Moroccan authorities and the travel provider at your location for confirmation on entry and/or exit requirements. If you&#039;re a dual national, even if your second nationality is not Moroccan, the Australian Embassy may be restricted in the consular services we can give if you&#039;re arrested or detained. <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>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></span></span></p> 16 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 769a19b1-2dba-41f2-9865-1f984644a200 Morocco 5/5 Do not travel Yemen https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/yemen We&#039;ve reviewed our travel advice for Yemen. <p dir="ltr">We continue to advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Yemen due to:</p> <ul> <li>the very high threat of kidnapping and terrorist attack</li> <li>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</li> </ul> 16 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9c90c002-89cf-4506-98e0-b8b0633723f5 Yemen 5/5 Do not travel Tunisia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/tunisia All visitors to Tunisia are required to undertake a mandatory five day self-isolation period upon arrival, regardless of where you travel from. Proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before departure is required. In order to leave self-isolation, you must take a second PCR test and receive a negative result. You need to arrive in Tunisia with evidence of an appointment booking for this second test. A curfew and other restrictions are in place. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Tunisia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 14 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller cba565f1-9ed5-428f-9456-d9e20fc59355 Tunisia 5/5 Do not travel United Kingdom https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/united-kingdom COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, however some restrictions have eased (see &#039;Travel&#039;). You can only enter the UK if you have a negative COVID-19 test result, undertake self-isolation and haven&#039;t been in a country on a prescribed list in the last 10 days. Significant penalties may apply for people who fail to comply with these measures. If you&#039;re leaving the UK from England, you need to complete a declaration form for international travel. You should continue to minimise the amount that you travel where possible and follow the advice of local authorities. Northern Ireland has experienced a number of incidents of street violence and rioting, including attacks on police with stones, fireworks and petrol bombs. The violence has mainly occurred in loyalist areas in west and south Belfast, in Londonderry and in parts of County Antrim. Avoid areas where riots are occurring and follow the advice of authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to the United Kingdom </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 14 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f3d97b1e-36c5-495e-affe-3ca14c560a12 United Kingdom 5/5 Do not travel Albania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/albania A nationwide curfew is in place between 10pm and 6am. During the curfew, you can only leave home for essential work and emergency purposes. Face coverings must be worn at all times in indoor and outdoor public places. If you need to leave home for essential work purposes, you must apply to obtain a circulation permit via the e-Albania portal (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Follow the advice of local authorities and adhere to social distancing protocols. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Albania </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 13 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 0039478a-b273-4d91-8a48-8e1556b66357 Albania 5/5 Do not travel Germany https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/germany Germany has lockdown measures in place. If you have stayed in a COVID-19 risk area within 10 days prior to entering Germany you must register online. A COVID-19 test is required for entry (see ‘Travel’). Wear a face mask in public areas, including in shops, public transport and maintain social distance. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We 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 Germany due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 13 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller caf87516-5fdf-4c06-9747-66c30e815f78 Germany 5/5 Do not travel Latvia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/latvia The state of emergency due to COVID-19 is no longer in force. However, tight restrictions remain in place (see &#039;Health&#039;). If you&#039;re entering Latvia from outside the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the UK, you&#039;ll now also need to pay for and take another COVID-19 test immediately on arrival. If you test negative, you&#039;ll need to self-isolate for 10 days in your place of residence. If you test positive, you must quarantine at your own expense in an approved hotel. See &#039;Travel&#039; below for further details on entry requirements. <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 Latvia </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 13 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 5766ffdc-56dd-43c3-831c-24602d776560 Latvia 5/5 Do not travel Bolivia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/bolivia To enter Bolivia, you&#039;ll need to fill in an online statutory declaration, have proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken three days before your arrival and quarantine for 10 days on arrival. Observe social distancing and use face masks when in public. If you&#039;re in Bolivia and want to return to Australia, register your details with the Australian Embassy in Lima. Follow the Embassy on social media for updates on possible departure information (see &#039;Local contacts&#039;). <p><span><span>We 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>Bolivia <span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 13 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 185d6ee3-15a7-4ca8-9a61-61b1383bcd66 Bolivia 5/5 Do not travel Uganda https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/uganda There remains an increased likelihood of protests across Uganda following elections earlier this year. To enter Uganda you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test within 120 hours of arrival. You&#039;ll also need a negative test result to depart. A nationwide daily curfew from 9pm to 6am is in place. It&#039;s compulsory to wear an approved face mask in public for everyone aged six and over. If you show symptoms of COVID-19, expect local authorities to quarantine you. Monitor the media for information on latest developments. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Uganda <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span>.</p> 12 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller c8c68cdf-c007-4b63-9768-81e809584fda Uganda 5/5 Do not travel Rwanda https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/rwanda You must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours before arrival. You&#039;ll undergo further screening measures on arrival, including a second COVID-19 test, wait for results in a designated transit hotel and then self-quarantine for seven days on release. Departing travellers must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours of travel. Restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 are still in place throughout the country, including specific measures in Kigali. A curfew is in place across the country and face masks must be worn. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Rwanda <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span>.</span></span></p> 12 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 348b0a9f-5f4a-4e19-8833-0b205edebf7c Rwanda 5/5 Do not travel Burundi https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/burundi Land and sea borders in Burundi are closed except for the movement of goods. There are limited commercial flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport. You must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding your flight when entering the country. On arrival you must complete a mandatory 7 days quarantine at your own cost and undergo a minimum of two COVID-19 tests during quarantine, the first on arrival and another on day 6 of quarantine. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be transferred to treatment facilities at their own cost. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="/node/33">Do not travel </a>to Burundi due to:</p> <ul> <li>the high levels of violence and the significant threat of terrorist attack.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><span><span><span><span><span>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span>.</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> 12 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9834abd1-60a2-4336-9619-a7b6201a5cf2 Burundi 5/5 Do not travel New Caledonia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/new-caledonia International passenger flights are only available for returning residents and authorised travellers. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to New Caledonia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 12 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 79f57e09-cd73-4354-8600-4e9d8ac6691a New Caledonia 5/5 Do not travel Somalia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/somalia There’s an ongoing high threat of terrorism, with attacks expected to continue. Don&#039;t travel to Somalia. If you&#039;re in the country, leave as soon as possible. If you decide to stay, get professional security advice. The 2021 Presidential elections remain delayed. A spike in violence is likely to correspond with the electoral process, including possible attempts to disrupt the elections. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="/node/33">Do not travel</a> to Somalia due to:</p> <ul> <li>the high risk of terrorist attack, kidnapping, armed conflict and violent crime.</li> <li>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</li> </ul> 12 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 3c4ae162-3d29-41c7-82ad-565fbb779caa Somalia 5/5 Do not travel Argentina https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/argentina Argentina has implemented new restrictions nationwide to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes outdoor occupancy restrictions and a 10 person limit on indoor social gatherings. Further restrictions apply in high-risk areas, including Buenos Aires, such as a ban on social gatherings in private residences and a ban on non-essential movements between midnight and 6am. Restrictions may vary within each jurisdiction. <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 Argentina  due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 12 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 49c2a191-f3bb-4375-8ee0-26366a47d5eb Argentina 5/5 Do not travel Mongolia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/mongolia Due to the surge in cases of COVID-19, the Government of Mongolia has imposed strict lockdown measures to all activities and business with the exception of essential services (see ‘Health’). Limited charter flights operate, but all commercial international and domestic flights remain suspended. You must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours of arrival and quarantine on arrival in a hotel for 7 days at your own expense. You may be exempt from quarantine if you’ve received a full course of COVID-19 vaccine 14 days prior to arrival, or can provide medical proof you have recovered from COVID-19. Movement between Ulaanbaatar and the provinces is restricted. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Mongolia <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 10 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller d46057b4-c2bd-492d-9965-bf60c33d319d Mongolia 5/5 Do not travel Paraguay https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/paraguay Paraguay is observing ‘smart quarantine&#039;. Non-essential businesses have re-opened and small-scale gatherings are allowed, however a 12am-5am curfew on non-essential movements and activities is being enforced. Foreign travellers can enter Paraguay but will need proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or other recognised RNA test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, and health insurance. Regular commercial flights have resumed. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Paraguay.</span></span></p> 10 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 9498908b-cd67-45dd-880e-306d40537bc1 Paraguay 5/5 Do not travel Saudi Arabia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/saudi-arabia Missile and drone attacks targeting sites in Saudi Arabia are occurring. Most attacks are intercepted. Entry into Saudi Arabia has been temporarily suspended for expatriates travelling from 20 countries (see &#039;Travel&#039;). The ban also applies to expatriates transiting any of the 20 countries in the 14 days prior to their planned arrival into Saudi Arabia. Tourist visas remain suspended. Restrictions are in place for public and social gatherings. Umrah performers need to have a COVID-19 vaccination. Check with local authorities for latest advice. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Saud</span></span>i Arabia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 09 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 615d52ae-cd44-4b0c-89a0-832c4b6900c7 Saudi Arabia 5/5 Do not travel Qatar https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/qatar Qatar has implemented comprehensive COVID-19 restrictions. Strict penalties apply for non-compliance. Stay up to date with current restrictions and the travel policy (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Qatar due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 09 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller bc358f07-2c27-46bb-8f74-901542a970d2 Qatar 5/5 Do not travel Czech Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/czech-republic There&#039;s a ban on all non-essential travel into the Czech Republic. You must wear either FFP2 or N95 face masks in public. Reusable or washable masks and plastic visors can no longer be used. Health and travel restrictions change frequently, and regions may differ according to the rate of infection. Follow the latest measures put in place by the Czech Republic&#039;s Ministry of Health (see ‘Travel’). <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Czech Republic due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 09 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller e3b8a184-d25d-4483-84ce-a6a087d36f01 Czech Republic 5/5 Do not travel United States of America https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/united-states-america If you’re flying to the USA you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of your departure or proof that you have recovered from COVID-19 and complete an attestation (see &#039;Travel&#039;). This applies to all passengers aged two years and older, U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. COVID-19 remains a serious health risk. Various restrictions and public health measures are in place and vary by location. Monitor the Embassy website for further COVID-19 related information (see ‘Local Contacts’).<br /> <br /> As previously advised, widespread protests and demonstrations are likely to continue in the weeks ahead. Avoid areas where protests and demonstrations are occurring due to the continuing potential for disorder and violence. Follow the instructions of local authorities and abide by any curfews and stay at home orders (see ‘Safety’). Monitor the media for information and updates. <p><span><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span><span>to </span></span></span>the United States of America, including Alaska, Puerto Rico and the Hawaiian Islands<span><span> due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 08 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller e71ce743-9397-4a88-8e25-8b5620549f46 United States of America 5/5 Do not travel Serbia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/serbia You must provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 48 hours to enter Serbia unless you&#039;re entering from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, North Macedonia or Hungary. If you&#039;ve been fully vaccinated in Serbia or have had one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Serbia, you may enter without a PCR test. If you&#039;re a Serbian citizen or temporary or permanent resident, you may self-isolate for 10 days on arrival if you haven’t been vaccinated and don&#039;t have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result. Monitor media and follow the Australian Embassy Facebook page for updates. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Serbia <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span> </p> 08 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f597d948-775f-4539-94b7-5c44acbd755b Serbia 5/5 Do not travel Moldova https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/moldova A State of Emergency has been imposed and includes measures that ban all public gatherings and the introduction of a curfew from 11pm to 5am. These restrictions will remain in place until at least 30 May 2021. Masks must be worn in all public places, both indoors and outdoors. Follow the advice of local authorities.  <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a><span> to Moldova </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 08 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 7adc9d43-c818-4e52-9d97-3bf5f5b63382 Moldova 5/5 Do not travel Iraq https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/iraq The security situation throughout Iraq remains volatile. If you intend to travel to Iraq despite our advice, consult your airline before travelling and check travel restrictions. Due to the volatile security environment and the ongoing threat of kidnappings, we advise you to leave Iraq as soon as you are able to do so. If you&#039;re staying in Iraq, be alert and check media for updates on new threats. <p>We 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#level4" title="Travel advice explained">Do not travel</a> to Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, due to:</p> <ul> <li>the volatile security situation and very high risk of violence, armed conflict, kidnapping and terrorist attack</li> <li><span><span><span><span>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></li> </ul> 08 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 147e5bb3-3362-4c9b-b859-f2a7eaeb2e14 Iraq 5/5 Do not travel Hong Kong https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/hong-kong From 9 April 2021, travellers entering Hong Kong who have stayed only in Australia or other designated low risk areas in the 21 days prior to their arrival will only have to undertake a 14-day compulsory quarantine in a &#039;Government Designated Hotel’. This will be followed by seven days of self-monitoring and a compulsory COVID-19 test on the 19th day. The 21-day compulsory quarantine requirement remains in place for most other places outside China (see ‘Travel’). <br /> <br /> Dual citizenship is no longer recognised in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region following the application of the Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China (see ‘Local laws’). As previously advised, Hong Kong&#039;s National Security Law could be interpreted broadly and you could break the law without intending to. If you’re concerned about the new law, reconsider your need to remain in Hong Kong (see &#039;Local laws&#039;). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span><span>Hong Kong </span></span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 07 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller b4a95b80-7977-4738-9911-b9d219154ac4 Hong Kong 5/5 Do not travel Austria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/austria Austria has lockdown measures in place (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Borders remain open, but you must register online before entering Austria. Local regulations and entry restrictions can change at short notice. Keep in contact with your travel provider for the latest information. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Austria due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 07 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 30af5eaf-207f-4f34-b508-0fd526b156b8 Austria 5/5 Do not travel Hungary https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/hungary If you&#039;re not a Hungarian national then you&#039;re not allowed to enter Hungary unless you have an exemption (see &#039;Travel&#039;). You can still transit through Hungary but must undergo a medical examination at the border and show no symptoms of COVID-19. Entry restrictions may change at short notice. Partial lockdown measures are in place. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We 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 Hungary d</span></span>ue to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.<span><span> </span></span></p> 07 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller fc35cd82-1c47-4bab-8b0b-919c4ba08176 Hungary 5/5 Do not travel Kuwait https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/kuwait There is a national curfew in Kuwait. Foreigners are not permitted to enter Kuwait. Restrictions on public gatherings and commercial activity are in place. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> </span> Kuwait <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 06 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 55be6ff4-3b6c-418d-a526-695ece5e4a08 Kuwait 5/5 Do not travel Bulgaria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/bulgaria Bulgarian authorities have extended the epidemic state of emergency until at least the end of April 2021. Travellers from countries with higher COVID-19 risk may be denied entry to Bulgaria. Travellers must have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in country and may be subject to quarantine measures (see ‘Travel’). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to</span> Bulgaria <span><span><span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span></span></span>.</p> 06 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 6c924713-a8a2-477a-b29e-f979bba95cb3 Bulgaria 5/5 Do not travel Chile https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/chile Chile&#039;s borders are closed during April to non-resident foreign nationals on the WHO’s list of ‘Active Countries’. Exemptions on humanitarian grounds may be considered. Total lockdown is in place for large parts of Chile, including the capital Santiago, and a nationwide curfew is in place between 9pm and 5am each day. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, protests and unrest are possible ahead of elections scheduled on 10-11 April 2021. <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 Chile due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 06 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller e891d2a0-10ae-407f-b6c4-0c2321075d3d Chile 5/5 Do not travel South Africa https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/south-africa Level One lockdown restrictions apply across the country. A curfew is in place from midnight to 4am. Wear a face mask in public and follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to South Africa </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 06 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f0fd2d28-5c75-4cf7-aa2f-1522c0b19360 South Africa 5/5 Do not travel Romania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/romania Romania has temporarily suspended entry into the country for all non-EU citizens. Depending on the country of departure, you must have a COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test up to 72 hours prior to arrival and quarantine for up to 10 days at home (see &#039;Travel&#039;). There&#039;s an ongoing State of Alert in Romania. It&#039;s mandatory to wear face masks in indoor and outdoor public spaces. A nationwide curfew is in place from 10pm to 5am. Other restrictions are in place for high risk locations. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Romania <span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></span></p> 06 Apr 2021 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 15e523a6-a54a-49c2-86e4-e44fe8c6929e Romania 5/5 Do not travel Zimbabwe https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/zimbabwe A nationwide lockdown and curfew (from 10pm to 5.30am) remains in place, though restrictions are easing. Essential businesses are open from 8am to 7pm. Face masks remain mandatory in public. To enter Zimbabwe you must have a negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours of travel. If you arrive without a negative PCR test you&#039;ll be required to enter quarantine for 10 days at designated hotels at your own cost. If you arrive with a valid negative PCR test you&#039;ll be required to self-quarantine at home or in a hotel for 10 days (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Zimbabwe due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 03 Apr 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 03a85ccc-fdf1-43a2-89fc-800856278fe3 Zimbabwe 5/5 Do not travel Armenia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/armenia You can enter Armenia with a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than three days before your arrival. If you arrive without a test result, you&#039;ll be required to take a test at the airport and isolate until the results are available. Social distancing measures remain in place and you must wear a mask at all times when in public places, including on public and private transport. The Armenian Government has abolished the state of emergency/martial law which was declared in 2020 following the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We advise Australians not to travel within 5kms of Armenia&#039;s border with Azerbaijan due to the risk of armed conflict. <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 Armenia </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 01 Apr 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 04b56f32-7250-48f2-8d3e-ba40cccdadcd Armenia 5/5 Do not travel Niger https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/niger There has been an increase in the level of violence following the Presidential election. Heavy gunfire has exchanged between security forces and an armed group near the Presidential Palace in Niamey. We continue to advise do not travel to Niger due to the unpredictable security environment and continuing potential for disorder and violence. Our global travel advice remains do not travel due to the risk of COVID-19 and significant disruptions to global travel.<br /> <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:</p> <ul> <li>the high threat of kidnapping, terrorist attack, crime and the unpredictable security environment.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</li> </ul> 01 Apr 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 17e45f53-2244-4154-87e4-ae26e578ca9f Niger 5/5 Do not travel Ghana https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/ghana COVID-19 restrictions are in place. International commercial flights to Ghana have resumed. All land and sea borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You&#039;ll need to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than three days before arrival and be screened and tested when you arrive. Prior to travel to Ghana, a COVID-19 test pre-payment must be made online (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Follow the advice of local authorities. <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 <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 01 Apr 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 2b71f510-fabd-4056-895b-28e15652e2b6 Ghana 5/5 Do not travel Macau https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/macau Non-Macau residents may enter Macau provided they hold a valid visa and have not travelled outside mainland China in the 21 days prior to their intended arrival in Macau. If you intend to travel to Macau, read the Smartraveller advice for China. All arrivals into Macau will need to provide a valid negative COVID-19 test (nucleic acid test) and may be required to undergo medical screening or medical observation at a designated venue. Restrictions may change at short notice. Additional entry restrictions and medical screenings may apply if you&#039;re travelling from designated high-risk areas. Contact your airline or travel provider for the latest update and follow the advice of local authorities. <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><span> to </span></span> Macau <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 31 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 424ffd68-8e96-4005-976e-8017b49cd86b Macau 5/5 Do not travel Uruguay https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/uruguay Uruguay has closed all its borders to all travellers, with some exceptions for freight workers and residents. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for updates on flight options for returning to Australia. <p>We advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to</span> Uruguay <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 29 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c244a89c-c0e1-4dd5-b5b1-d61533f81cac Uruguay 5/5 Do not travel South Sudan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/south-sudan COVID-19 is widespread in South Sudan. If you&#039;re travelling to South Sudan by air or road you&#039;ll need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test dated within 96 hours of arrival. You must self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival. Travel restrictions may change at short notice. <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 South Sudan, including Juba, due to:</p> <ul> <li>instability and ongoing conflict</li> <li>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</li> </ul> 29 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller aca6e264-f8af-4c60-b6e6-c021b8ada5bd South Sudan 5/5 Do not travel Sweden https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/sweden From 31 March, if you&#039;re travelling from the UK to Sweden, you&#039;ll need to demonstrate that you live or work in Sweden or have a special reason to enter. Entry requirements for Denmark and Norway have been lifted. Anyone entering Sweden must show a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 48 hours before arrival, exemptions apply (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Follow the advice of local health authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Sweden </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 26 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d7a8c861-4c26-47b7-bd73-cc6f22c2d386 Sweden 5/5 Do not travel Laos https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/laos Foreigners are currently not allowed to enter Laos, except in very limited circumstances. To enter, you&#039;ll need prior approval from the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs and negative COVID-19 test conducted less than 72 hours before your travel. You&#039;ll also be required to quarantine for 14 days at a government designated venue at your own cost and obtain insurance to cover the cost of treatment during the quarantine period. <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 Laos </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 26 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 356e430b-99c4-4d2b-ae5e-83860e048136 Laos 5/5 Do not travel Belarus https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/belarus Most foreign citizens can only enter Belarus through Minsk National Airport. You must show a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of arrival. You must show a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within three days of arrival in Belarus. If you&#039;re arriving from a red zone country you must also undertake mandatory 10-days self-isolation (see &#039;Travel&#039;). You can&#039;t exit the country until after the self-isolation period ends. <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 Belarus </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 25 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ca654356-0adb-4a0c-9a8e-57b33050a2b2 Belarus 5/5 Do not travel Kyrgyz Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/kyrgyz-republic Kyrgyz Republic has lifted most restrictions introduced due to the COVID-19 outbreak. A negative COVID-19 (PCR) test is required to be taken in the 72 hours before your arrival. You may be required to take another PCR test upon arrival. Further restrictions could be reintroduced at short notice. Contact your airline or nearest embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to confirm visa and entry requirements. <p><span><span>We 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> the Kyrgyz Republic <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span>.</p> 24 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 856a15c8-6c09-423c-bf6c-f7341e4c8c3b Kyrgyz Republic 5/5 Do not travel Ireland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/ireland You must show a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours prior to your arrival in Ireland. Some exemptions exist, including for travellers from Northern Ireland, children under six and transit passengers. Arrivals from “high risk” countries (including transit through “high risk” countries) and people arriving in Ireland without a negative PCR test must complete a 14-day mandatory quarantine in a hotel. All other arrivals need to quarantine at home. However this may be lifted on receipt of a negative/not detected result of a second PCR test taken no less than five days after arrival. Before travelling to Ireland, you must reserve and pay for a place in mandatory hotel quarantine. Non-compliance with COVID-19 restrictions may result in prosecution and penalties including fines and imprisonment. <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 Ireland </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 24 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 124d7b3c-1900-4e67-83b7-e0c29b8da227 Ireland 5/5 Do not travel Guatemala https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/guatemala Non-essential travel is restricted at Mexico’s land borders with Guatemala, you should depart Guatemala by air. The nation-wide curfew has been lifted. Business and other activity restrictions in each municipality are based on a traffic light system. You must wear a face mask when outside and maintain social distancing. If you don&#039;t comply, you could be fined or arrested. <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> Guatemala </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 23 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller bf8987f8-e66b-4335-8807-a553d185d5a0 Guatemala 5/5 Do not travel Mali https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mali On 18 March 2021, the US Government issued an alert warning that a terrorist attack in Bamako may be imminent, possibly targeting diplomatic facilities or relatively vulnerable targets, such as hotels, To enter or leave Mali, you&#039;ll either need to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test certificate, taken no more than 72 hours before travel, or be tested on arrival at the airport (see ‘Travel’). The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Mali. <p dir="ltr">We continue to advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="/node/33">Do not travel</a> to Mali due to:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>the national state of emergency, and the high risk of terrorism and kidnapping. This includes the capital, Bamako</li> <li><span><span><span><span>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></li> </ul> 20 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 08d48055-de20-405e-92c9-15897ec90c7f Mali 5/5 Do not travel Uzbekistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/uzbekistan If you&#039;re entering Uzbekistan you must provide a certificate with a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken in the 72 hours before arrival. The test can be in English or Russian (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Airports are open but international flights are very limited. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> </span> Uzbekistan due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 19 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 92f59b7b-db77-473d-8f26-efe4c7b5a4fa Uzbekistan 5/5 Do not travel Jordan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/jordan If you&#039;re travelling to Jordan, you&#039;ll need to have COVID-19 (PCR) tests conducted at your country of departure within 72 hours of travel and on arrival in Jordan. You’ll need to register on the Gateway 2 Jordan website in advance if you&#039;re planning to arrive through a land crossing. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span><span> Jordan <span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 19 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4fc37acb-022e-4782-89b9-42b97cacd5d3 Jordan 5/5 Do not travel Mauritania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/mauritania Restrictions are in place for travel to Mauritania, including a requirement to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than five days before travel. You&#039;ll be required to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival. Limited flights into and from Mauritania are available. Contact your airline or travel provider for further information. A nationwide curfew is in place from midnight to 6am. Local authorities recommend that you avoid public gatherings, maintain social distancing and wear a mask. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Mauritania due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 19 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 3306d80c-b7a3-4b62-883f-d5f7a214918b Mauritania 5/5 Do not travel Peru https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/peru If you&#039;re travelling to Peru, you&#039;ll need to carry proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result and a health affidavit form, both completed within 72 hours of boarding your flight. You&#039;ll need to quarantine for 14 days or test negative for COVID again on arrival. If you&#039;ve visited the United Kingdom, South Africa or Brazil in the last 14 days, you&#039;re not allowed to enter Peru. A nationwide curfew and lockdown measures remain in place. (see Travel). <p><span>We continue to advise:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a><span><span> <span>to </span></span></span> Peru <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> <p> </p> 16 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 37d8ea0d-2235-43f9-9e6a-ae6214454d02 Peru 5/5 Do not travel Finland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/finland A state of emergency is in place and tighter restrictions have been introduced to manage the spread of COVID-19. Entry to Finland by non-residents is prohibited, except for essential and compassionate reasons. If eligible to enter, you’ll need to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. Unless you’re travelling from Australia or another eligible low-risk country, you&#039;ll be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This period can be reduced if you take a second COVID-19 (PCR) test at least 72 hours after arrival. Check with local authorities and your airline for the latest information. <p><span><span>We 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 Finland </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 15 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c601bce2-09cb-4fd9-a247-ddfed038ef5b Finland 5/5 Do not travel Estonia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/estonia Lockdown measures are in place. Non-essential travel to Estonia by non-EU citizens and residents to the EU and Schengen Area is restricted. However it may be possible for Australians without COVID-19 symptoms to enter Estonia from an EU Member State, Schengen Convention state and other approved countries. PRC testing and self-isolation is required (see ‘Travel’). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Estonia <span><span><span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span></span></span>.</p> 15 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 99be25b3-7e81-4669-8e68-d08b0eb0335f Estonia 5/5 Do not travel Algeria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/algeria Algeria has closed its land borders until further notice. The suspension of domestic and international air and maritime travel remains in place. Some airlines are running special repatriation flights over a limited period. Measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, including curfews, are in place in large cities and provinces. These may change at short notice. You must wear a mask in public spaces, including places of work. <p><span><span>We 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 Algeria </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 12 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c339149f-ecd4-4437-bcc1-7edc2efa781b Algeria 5/5 Do not travel Lesotho https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/lesotho Lesotho has COVID-19 restrictions in place. Inbound international travel by foreign nationals is banned and outbound international travel is restricted. If you&#039;re allowed to cross the border, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of your arrival (see &#039;Travel&#039;). There&#039;s a curfew between 9pm and 5am. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to </span></span>Lesotho <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 12 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ab677b00-3d99-4430-8467-a61eb1b7f4b1 Lesotho 5/5 Do not travel Cook Islands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/cook-islands The Cook Islands has reopened its borders to passenger flights for returning nationals and work permit holders only. All passengers must have been in New Zealand for 14 days before arrival, and must take a COVID-19 test less than 72 hours before flying from Auckland to Rarotonga. Contact your airline or travel agent for further details. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> </span></span>to Cook Islands due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 12 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f1077104-26d4-4a8d-8da6-914ed610f998 Cook Islands 5/5 Do not travel Gabon https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/gabon Gabon has partially reopened its borders, allowing a limited number of flights each week. It&#039;s mandatory to wear a face mask in public. There&#039;s a curfew in place from 6pm to 5am. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to </span></span>Gabon due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 10 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e56f349a-e5f0-4cd0-a980-430a729fcd1b Gabon 5/5 Do not travel Senegal https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/senegal Protests and rioting are taking place in Dakar. Remain vigilant and avoid large gatherings and demonstrations (see &#039;Safety&#039;).<br /> <br /> COVID-19 restrictions and public health measures remain in place in Senegal, including wearing face masks in public spaces. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Senegal. <p><span><span>We 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 Senegal due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 09 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 9001d210-ca4a-4cec-87bd-c7f58c0782c9 Senegal 5/5 Do not travel Botswana https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/botswana To enter Botswana, you&#039;ll need a printed certificate of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken no later than 72 hours before your departure. If you can&#039;t provide proof of a negative PCR test and you&#039;re not a returning citizen or resident, you&#039;ll be denied entry. Due to COVID-19, a State of Emergency remains in place until further notice. You’re required to wear a mask when in public spaces. Follow the advice of the local authorities. Follow the Australian High Commission&#039;s website and social media for updates (see &#039;Local contacts&#039;). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to</span> Botswana due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 09 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 918ce8b6-badc-4b51-a573-88e213f524df Botswana 5/5 Do not travel Kazakhstan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/kazakhstan Kazakhstan has resumed limited direct commercial flights with some countries, but its borders remain closed to most foreigners. If granted permission to travel, you&#039;ll need to show a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within three days of your arrival. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Kazakhstan to confirm entry requirements (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p><span><span>We continue to advise :</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Kazakhstan due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global trave.</p> 05 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4d264808-baae-4f85-b93e-2871a3f185d4 Kazakhstan 5/5 Do not travel Tajikistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/tajikistan Commercial flights to and from Tajikistan remain very limited. Land border crossings are closed to travellers. All international travellers arriving in Tajikistan must provide confirmation of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result, issued within 72 hours of arrival. The test must be a COVID-19 (PCR) swab test. Other test results including antibody tests are not accepted. Face masks are mandatory in public. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Tajikistan to confirm entry requirements.<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 </span></span> Tajikistan <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> 05 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d0585af5-ce16-4333-8138-84b1df1e22df Tajikistan 5/5 Do not travel Turkmenistan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/turkmenistan All international passenger flights to and from Turkmenistan remain suspended, road borders are closed and passenger ferries are cancelled. Only Turkmen citizens, diplomats, permanent residents and essential workers are allowed to enter. All international arrivals are required to take a COVID-19 (PCR) test and undertake 21-day quarantine in a state-run facility. It is compulsory to wear a face mask in public. Inter-regional travel is currently restricted (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> </span> Turkmenistan due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 05 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller b9b5e2a4-3e64-4f47-afc7-9a72edef76c9 Turkmenistan 5/5 Do not travel Thailand https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/thailand Thailand continues to experience local transmission of COVID-19. Wear a mask, practice social distancing and follow government restrictions. Foreigners can only enter Thailand under exceptional circumstances (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Protests have occurred in Bangkok and other areas of Thailand. Monitor local news and avoid public gatherings (see &#039;Safety&#039;). There are limited flights out of Thailand. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Thailand (see &#039;Local contacts&#039; for links). <p><span><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span> Thailand <span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> 04 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4c68c636-b3d7-4628-b4ec-e876d1c5672c Thailand 5/5 Do not travel Switzerland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/switzerland If you&#039;re arriving by air, you must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result to airline staff prior to boarding. Fines apply if you can&#039;t present your negative test result after arrival. If you&#039;re coming from a high-risk country or region you must also quarantine on arrival, there&#039;s an option to reduce the duration of quarantine (see &#039;Travel&#039;). International arrivals by air, boat, bus or train must complete an online contact tracing form. Fines can be imposed to persons for not following COVID-19 measures. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We 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 Switzerland </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel<span><span>.</span></span></p> 01 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 93f55569-1438-4f2c-93cf-ec8494dbb037 Switzerland 5/5 Do not travel United Arab Emirates https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/united-arab-emirates Dubai residents no longer require approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) to enter Dubai. If you&#039;re travelling to Abu Dhabi, you&#039;ll need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result within 96 hours of travel and within 72 hours of travel if you&#039;re travelling to Dubai. Anyone travelling to Abu Dhabi from countries on the &#039;green&#039; list will be exempt from quarantine but still have to follow entry requirements for COVID-19 testing. Check the latest information for travelling to, from or connecting through Abu Dhabi and Dubai (see &#039;Travel&#039;). These requirements may change at short notice. Contact your airline directly for the latest update on entry or exit requirements. Delays and disruptions are likely. <p><span><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>the United Arab Emirates due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 01 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 69cb1ff0-1a16-4498-8b86-c9877c849089 United Arab Emirates 5/5 Do not travel Brazil https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/brazil Brazil is experiencing an increase of COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths, putting severe pressure on local health systems. A number of state and municipal governments have reinstated COVID-19 restrictions. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. If in need of consular assistance contact +55 61 3226 3111. Register or update your details with DFAT if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident seeking to return to Australia (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Brazil due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 01 Mar 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 254891ec-a9e2-442d-9257-1c0bec4ebe15 Brazil 5/5 Do not travel Guinea https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/guinea A curfew is in place in Conakry, Coyah and Dubréka from 11pm to 4am. Masks must be worn in public places. Preventative measures and restrictions apply in response to an Ebola outbreak and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise: </span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Guinea due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 27 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller de048192-1f46-4508-8d21-e59db59b7d42 Guinea 5/5 Do not travel Taiwan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/taiwan From 1 March 2021, Taiwan will re-open its borders to foreign nationals (excluding tourists and social visitors), including short-term business travellers. International airport transits will be allowed from this date. Transiting travellers must arrive in and depart Taiwan within eight hours on flights operated by the same airline group. Taiwan has granted an eighth automatic 30-day visa extension for foreigners who arrived on short-term visitor visas on or before 21 March 2020 and whose stay has exceeded 180 days (see &#039;Travel). <p><span><span>We continue advise: </span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to Taiwan <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 27 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 293949ff-c45b-40bd-8e8e-85a4ec9acec6 Taiwan 5/5 Do not travel Namibia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/namibia Namibia is no longer in lockdown. Measures remain in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19. If you&#039;re out in public, you’ll be required to wear a face mask at all times. If you travel to Namibia despite our advice, you&#039;ll need proof of a negative COVID 19 test (PCR) taken within 7 days before you arrive. If you don&#039;t follow the Namibian Government COVID-19 regulations, you may be subject to legal process, including fines. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Namibia <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. </span></span></span></span></p> 26 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 1b294aef-0bcd-47e1-8eaf-9e86e358c512 Namibia 5/5 Do not travel Angola https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/angola Angola is under a ‘state of public calamity’ until further notice. Most shops and services are now allowed to operate with some restrictions. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Angola due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 24 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller a0aadc20-f857-4585-a9a5-084ea5ebfb7e Angola 5/5 Do not travel Canada https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/canada Foreign nationals aren’t permitted to enter Canada for non-essential purposes. There&#039;s a small number of exceptions to these restrictions (see Travel). From 22 February 2021, if you&#039;re entering Canada by land or air, you&#039;ll have to submit travel and contact information electronically via the ArriveCan website or app before crossing the border or boarding a flight. If arriving by air, you&#039;ll also need to have a COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival. Prior to departing for Canada, you&#039;ll need to reserve a 3-night stay in a government-authorised hotel, at your own cost, while you wait the results of this test. Other COVID-19 testing regimes for those arriving by land have been introduced. (see Travel). <p><span><span><span>We continue to advise: </span></span></span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span><span>to Canada </span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 24 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ce4db62d-7b88-49e0-a1de-ac984cd2a690 Canada 5/5 Do not travel Georgia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/georgia Some restrictions on commercial activity have been lifted, but the curfew remains in place from 9pm to 5am and face masks are mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public areas. Inter-city transport, including rail, bus and minibus services, remain restricted. Borders remain closed to most foreigners, including Australians. Additional restrictions or lockdowns in response to COVID-19 may be implemented at short notice and fines imposed. <p><span><span>We continue to advise: </span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to </span></span>Georgia <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 24 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ade235cd-d199-4ae8-aa21-cd6a55ba853c Georgia 5/5 Do not travel Sierra Leone https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/sierra-leone Commercial flights are now operating, but land and sea borders are still closed. You must have approval to enter Sierra Leone. This can be obtained online (see &#039;Travel&#039;). A negative COVID-19 (PCR) test must also be presented, taken in the 7 days before departure. Additional COVID-19 testing is conducted on arrival. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Sierra Leone. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Sierra Leone due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. </p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller a6d43682-2288-4d89-b4f2-5801d7806aa6 Sierra Leone 5/5 Do not travel Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/cote-divoire-ivory-coast International commercial flights to Côte d’Ivoire have resumed. All land and sea borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You&#039;ll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than seven days before arrival or departure. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Côte d’Ivoire. <p><span><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span>to </span></span></span>Côte d'Ivoire <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span>  </p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 74d34816-6987-4f5c-99d5-b7ce5252cf05 Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 5/5 Do not travel Burkina Faso https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/burkina-faso COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Limited international commercial flights to Burkina Faso have resumed. All land borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You&#039;ll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than five days before arrival. Pay attention to your personal safety. Follow the directions of local authorities. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Burkina Faso <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ffebbcf9-4992-4f81-baeb-37255c00362d Burkina Faso 5/5 Do not travel Liberia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/liberia International commercial flights to Liberia have resumed. All land borders remain closed. Ports have reopened. You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before you arrive. On arrival you&#039;ll be screened and tested for COVID-19, exemptions apply. Restrictions also apply if you&#039;re departing Liberia. (See ‘Travel’). If despite our advice, you are travelling to Liberia, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Liberia </span> <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></span></span></p> 22 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 240091b2-ca38-4463-87c1-670acae329a0 Liberia 5/5 Do not travel Sudan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/sudan Parts of Sudan have experienced heavy rainfall and flooding. Sudan is also experiencing an outbreak of Cholera and vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV). Some international flights into and from Sudan have resumed. There&#039;s a curfew in Khartoum. Curfew times change regularly. Check the advice of local authorities for current curfew hours. <br /> <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Sudan </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 19 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4393e049-05b9-4596-94ca-c3506d729e9d Sudan 5/5 Do not travel Belize https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/belize You&#039;ll need to complete a form in the Belize Health App and take a COVID19 (PCR) test within 72 hours before travel to Belize. Maritime borders for yachting tourism have been opened in the authorised ports of San Pedro, Belize City and Placencia. The Philip Goldson International Airport (Belize City) is open with strict COVID-19 protocols in place. Commercial flights in and out of the country remain very limited. All land borders remain closed. Check with your travel provider for the latest information. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> </span></span><span><span>to </span></span> Belize <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 19 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c28b3c1f-4e87-4e73-b896-84057a043d7a Belize 5/5 Do not travel Haiti https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/haiti You&#039;ll need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR or Antigen) test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding a flight to Haiti. Travel restrictions may change at short notice. Monitor the media and follow the advice from local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Haiti <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 19 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 36ccb0e0-b1b2-4afc-a60a-b0310997aa96 Haiti 5/5 Do not travel Guyana https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/guyana Airlines have restarted limited regular commercial flights to and from Guyana. You must present results of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken up to seven days before arrival. If your test is taken within 72 hours before arrival, you&#039;ll be allowed immediate entry into Guyana without restrictions. If your tests are taken four to seven days before arrival, you&#039;ll need to have a second test on arrival and self-isolate in a hotel or home until a negative result is obtained (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> </span> Guyana due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 19 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 53dac86a-8c55-4644-a6c0-033befbf2617 Guyana 5/5 Do not travel Denmark https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/denmark You must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Denmark and self-isolate for 10 days. It is possible to shorten the isolation period if a negative test is taken no earlier than the fourth day after entry into Denmark. Some exemptions apply. All non-residents entering Denmark must show a worthy cause for travel and proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen test) taken no more than 24 hours before boarding the aircraft. Danish nationals and residents must also present a negative COVID-19 test. Additional entry restrictions apply to residents from the UK and South Africa. <p dir="ltr"><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Denmark <span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></span></p> 16 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 7bf57190-a430-4815-a533-372f2cc9fdda Denmark 5/5 Do not travel Democratic Republic of the Congo https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/democratic-republic-congo DRC has opened some of its international borders and resumed international flights from Kinshasa N’Djili International Airport and domestic flights from most airports. COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements apply on arrival and prior to departure from the DRC. Contact your airline directly for the latest update and register with the Canadian Embassy in Kinshasa for advice on departure options. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to the Democratic Republic of the Congo <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span>.</span></span></p> 15 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4ca5c46e-8d5b-49b6-97c0-2074dee9cb67 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5/5 Do not travel Vanuatu https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/vanuatu COVID-19 remains a risk in Vanuatu. You can expect additional health screening measures and mandatory quarantine. You&#039;ll also need evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken no earlier than 72 hours before your flight. The State of Emergency has been extended to 31 July 2021. There are limited international flights to and from Vanuatu. Vanuatu borders remain closed except with specific permission, including for arrival by private vessel. <br /> <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> </span></span>to Vanuatu due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. </p> 12 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 76f7bd07-be24-4aae-81cd-f7cc207c9618 Vanuatu 5/5 Do not travel Bahrain https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/bahrain Bahrain has imposed additional restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes the temporary closure of sporting facilities, suspending indoor dining and reducing the number of people at private events to 30. Flight options to Australia are unpredictable and may stop without notice. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> </span> Bahrain <span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></span></p> 11 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e782e316-d079-4e97-828a-3a2a2b5fe173 Bahrain 5/5 Do not travel Vietnam https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/vietnam Vietnam has implemented nationwide social distancing measures in response to COVID-19. These measures may vary between provinces and change at short notice. If you&#039;re in Vietnam, follow the advice of local authorities and monitor Australian Embassy social media for major updates. <p><span><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to <span> Vietnam <span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 05 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller f7d6b3e3-db36-447f-9dff-1979afea8edd Vietnam 5/5 Do not travel Norway https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/norway Norway&#039;s borders are closed to foreign travellers who don&#039;t have Norwegian residency or citizenship, though some exemptions apply. All travellers to Norway (including citizens) must register no more than 72 hours prior their arrival. Travellers arriving from high-risk countries must also have a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Norway. Additional restrictions apply to travellers arriving from the UK, South Africa, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Brazil. If you&#039;re travelling from a high-risk country, you must also present proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 24 hours before you arrive. Norwegian residents are exempt from this requirement (see &#039;Travel&#039;). <p dir="ltr"><span><span>We 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 Norway <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span>.</span></span></p> 04 Feb 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4fc7a457-3905-439a-8ef9-3c9b83631449 Norway 5/5 Do not travel Guam https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/guam If you&#039;re flying to the USA from Guam you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of your departure, or proof that you have recovered from COVID-19. This applies to all passengers aged two years and older, US citizens and legal permanent residents. If despite our advice you travel to Guam, and you’re departing from a country with reported cases of COVID-19, you&#039;ll also be subject to 14 days quarantine at a government-designated facility, even if you&#039;re just transiting. Public health emergency restrictions are in place, and some non-essential services are reduced (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Follow the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei social media accounts for regular updates (see &#039;Local contacts&#039;). <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Guam due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. </p> 29 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d588d32d-dd07-4a25-b996-c7ff3a86d593 Guam 5/5 Do not travel Samoa https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/samoa Samoa has closed its borders, except to returning citizens and residents, or where specific permission is granted. Samoan authorities have suspended commercial flights between Samoa and Australia until further notice. Australians wishing to leave Samoa can contact the Australian High Commission at apia.admin@dfat.gov.au to receive information on current flight restrictions. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a><span><span> </span></span>to Samoa due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 27 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 680b5dce-1d24-4b00-985d-47974c6f42b6 Samoa 5/5 Do not travel Central African Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/central-african-republic A nationwide State of Emergency is in force. The Central African Republic&#039;s airspace is closed to foreign governments and NGOs. A nationwide curfew is in place from 6pm to 5am. COVID-19 is widespread in CAR. If you&#039;re travelling to CAR, despite our advice, you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days or obtain a COVID-19 test on arrival. Restrictions may change at short notice. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="/node/33">Do not travel</a> to the Central African Republic due to:</p> <ul> <li>the dangerous security situation, activities of armed groups and high levels of serious crime.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><span><span><span><span>the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> 25 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 4db290e0-37fb-429c-93d2-8aaf73e5ddec Central African Republic 5/5 Do not travel Azerbaijan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/azerbaijan Local authorities have eased some COVID-19 travel restrictions. From 25 January 2021 restrictions on travel between regions of Azerbaijan will be lifted, and most businesses and services will open (apart from shopping malls). Restrictions may change at short notice. Follow local media and the advice of local authorities for the latest updates. <p><span><span>We 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 Aze</span></span>rbaijan due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> <p> </p> 22 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller ea0d37d6-806e-4257-bbd1-6f9f537bf403 Azerbaijan 5/5 Do not travel Sri Lanka https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/sri-lanka Commercial passenger flights to Sri Lanka have recommenced. Flights departing for Australia are limited and schedules may change at short notice. All travellers to Sri Lanka must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test report in English when checking in. The test must be conducted within 96 hours of your departure or you will be unable to board your flight. Tourists are required to stay in approved hotel accommodation, acquire specific COVID-19 insurance and undertake multiple COVID-19 (PCR) tests based on length of stay (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Follow the advice of local authorities. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Sri Lanka <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 22 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller cb010588-cb73-4e70-9829-22db6703ed17 Sri Lanka 5/5 Do not travel Eswatini https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/eswatini Eswatini has re-opened its borders, but lockdown restrictions are in place. Daily flights between Sikhuphe and OR Tambo International airports have now resumed. To enter Eswatini, you need proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your arrival. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Eswatini due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 14 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 0ad9ed20-0624-4edf-96ac-2961d850aa33 Eswatini 5/5 Do not travel Ethiopia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/ethiopia The level of advice for the Regional State of Tigray and surrounding areas remains &#039;do not travel&#039; (level 4 of 4) due to ongoing military action. A State of Emergency remains in place, some flights are suspended, land borders are closed and communications networks are disrupted. If you’re staying in Tigray, shelter in place, monitor the media and follow instructions issued by the authorities. Australians in the Tigray region seeking emergency consular assistance should contact the Australian Embassy in Addis Ababa (see ‘Local contacts’), or call the DFAT Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 from within Australia, or +61 2 6261 3305 internationally.<br /> <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Ethiopia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 12 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller a2f16642-c4d2-44a7-ae07-95bf57c82165 Ethiopia 5/5 Do not travel Tonga https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/tonga Only Tongan citizens and permanent residents can enter Tonga at this time. Most international flights have been cancelled, and options to leave are extremely limited. A state of emergency is in force and activities are restricted to prevent the spread of COVID-19. <p><span><span>We 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> t</span></span>o Tonga due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 11 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 875c4981-2bd4-48b2-8eb4-07bf31807a64 Tonga 5/5 Do not travel Malawi https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/malawi Malawi has closed its land borders, due to increasing COVID-19 cases, and the emergence of a new strain of the virus, exceptions apply (see &#039;Travel&#039;). The International Airport in Lilongwe and Blantyre remain open but flights may be subject to last minute cancellations. To enter, you must produce a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken in the 10 days before you arrive. You&#039;ll be tested for COVID-19 at the airport on arrival and self-isolate as required. You must also complete ‘Travel Surveillance Forms’ for follow up by government health officials. The Australian Embassy in Harare continues to provide limited consular services. You can email the Embassy at consular.Harare@dfat.gov.au. <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> </span>to Malawi due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 08 Jan 2021 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 05e03c9e-b4e0-4119-bf07-c3a181ec80cb Malawi 5/5 Do not travel Federated States of Micronesia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/federated-states-micronesia Due to COVID-19, FSM has suspended entry of all incoming passengers until further notice. This covers all arrivals by air and sea. If you travel despite our advice, travel restrictions vary between FSM states or may change at short notice. Contact your travel provider for details. <br /> <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to FSM due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 18 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 51cddbff-6a08-4bab-bf32-3b56aee2d6f9 Federated States of Micronesia 5/5 Do not travel Panama https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/panama There&#039;s a national curfew in place from 11pm to 5am daily. Additional curfew times can be in force depending on your location and further movement restrictions may be implemented at short notice. Fines for non-compliance may apply (see Travel). The Tocumen International Airport is open for international and transit travel. To enter, you&#039;ll need a hard copy of a negative COVID-19 (PCR or antigen) test result, dated no more than 48 hours before your arrival. You also need to complete a sworn statement for health care and had no contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days. Wear a face mask and maintain physical distance. <br /> <br /> <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> <span><span> Panama due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 08 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 232cd05c-1ef2-42c6-9226-41c3616d59db Panama 5/5 Do not travel The Bahamas https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/bahamas International flights are operating into and out of the Bahamas, but flight availability remains restricted. There are special requirements for entry to The Bahamas including applying for a health visa prior to arrival (see Travel). <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to t</span></span>he Bahamas <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 03 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 0a6a9969-4141-48a9-a1c5-177bd1c2fd10 The Bahamas 5/5 Do not travel Eritrea https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/eritrea There have been reports of explosions in Asmara as a result of rockets launched from the ongoing military conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia. Further attacks are possible. Exercise extreme caution and stay away from airports, and government and military sites. Avoid moving around at night and follow the advice of local authorities.<br /> <p><span><span>We 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 Eritrea </span></span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 01 Dec 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller b29cf899-bdbc-42ac-9ec2-2fc89f787797 Eritrea 5/5 Do not travel Cuba https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/cuba Cuba has reopened its international airports with strict COVID-19 measures. See Travel for details. Strict hygiene regulations are in place at tourist resorts, restaurants and shopping venues. Follow the advice of local authorities. <p>We advise you:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Cuba due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 24 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 939d67ea-d54a-41ec-a7b1-e590f2d80684 Cuba 5/5 Do not travel Djibouti https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/djibouti Djibouti has implemented measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you&#039;re travelling to Djibouti you must have a negative COVID-19 ( PCR ) test within 72 hours before your departure and within 120 hours of your arrival. You&#039;ll also be required to undergo a saliva test on arrival. Face coverings must be worn where social distancing is not possible. Passenger train operations between Djibouti and Ethiopia are suspended. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Djibouti due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 18 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller c9111e69-c970-4d59-9761-ccc32542cbdd Djibouti 5/5 Do not travel Bosnia and Herzegovina https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/bosnia-and-herzegovina The consulate in Sarajevo is open. Restrictions are in place for entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina. These may change at short notice. If you can enter, you&#039;ll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours before you arrive. COVID-19 measures vary from region to region. If you remain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, follow the advice of local authorities and local media for the latest information. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> <span><span>to </span></span>Bosnia and Herzegovina due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 13 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 19e24034-56b8-4e1d-93b7-44c1386cd9ff Bosnia and Herzegovina 5/5 Do not travel Costa Rica https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/costa-rica If you travel directly by air to Costa Rica you&#039;ll be allowed to enter the country. You&#039;ll need proof of insurance and a digital health pass completed prior to your travel. <p>We advise:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Costa Rica due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 02 Nov 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 11701824-ad4b-4e5a-b033-f3fb6e2736c1 Costa Rica 5/5 Do not travel Zambia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/zambia International airports are open. If you fly to Zambia despite our advice, you’ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 14 days before you arrive. Quarantine arrangements may depend on your travel arrangements and may change at short notice. Contact your nearest Zambian Embassy or Consulate for details. If you&#039;re leaving Zambia, you&#039;ll need a medical certificate confirming you&#039;ve had a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test within the previous 14 days. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span> Zambia <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span>.</p> 23 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d0bf47bc-a836-45e0-8f27-ddd3e76ffc56 Zambia 5/5 Do not travel Maldives https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/maldives There are limited commercial flights in and out of the Maldives. Flight schedules continue to change at short notice. If you’re in Maldives, follow the Maldive tourism and health guidelines and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to the Maldives <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> 20 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller e4dacab4-d64a-4f74-bfaa-a38c912e6787 Maldives 5/5 Do not travel Honduras https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/honduras Commercial international flights to and from Honduras have resumed. Land borders re-opened on 19 October from 6am to 6pm. You need to complete an online checklist and present a hard copy negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken 72 hours before travel to enter Honduras. You must wear a face mask while outside and maintain social distancing. You also need to complete a checklist online before departure. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Honduras due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 19 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 6bdeee41-3fb0-4a18-b939-629d5b6083e6 Honduras 5/5 Do not travel Nicaragua https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/nicaragua Commercial flights out of Nicaragua have resumed. Where flights do become available, book directly with the airline. If you plan to enter Nicaragua, you must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken within 72 hours of entry or 96 hours before entry if you&#039;re travelling from Asia, Africa, Australia or the Pacific region. If you&#039;re granted entry, you&#039;ll be monitored by phone by health officials for 14 days. You&#039;ll be denied entry if you have respiratory symptoms or a fever. <br /> <p>We advise:</p> <p><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to Nicaragua due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 06 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller 92df2c90-5cc1-46bb-b408-aa64dbbcfebb Nicaragua 5/5 Do not travel Dominican Republic https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/dominican-republic To enter the Dominican Republic, you&#039;ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken within five days before you arrive. If you don&#039;t present the test, or you show symptoms on arrival, you&#039;ll be tested at the airport. If you test positive, you&#039;ll need to quarantine as instructed by authorities. Curfew times vary depending on your location and further movement restrictions may be implemented at short notice. If you&#039;re in a public place or at work, you must wear a face mask at all times or you could be fined. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to the Dominican Republic due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 06 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller d4f2529c-a9c8-41a6-89a4-3cd3d7d48fbe Dominican Republic 5/5 Do not travel Benin https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/benin Visas to enter Benin are restricted. You&#039;re only allowed to enter or exit Benin if it is an &#039;extreme necessity’. You must register entry or exit information online in advance of travel. If you enter by air, you&#039;ll be tested for COVID-19 on arrival at your own expense. If you&#039;re sick, you may be quarantined in a government-designated hotel for 14 days at your own expense. You&#039;ll also undergo testing if you&#039;re leaving Benin. Face masks are mandatory in public in most cities and towns, including Cotonou. Non-essential public gatherings are suspended. <br /> <p>We continue to advise:</p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Benin due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</p> 06 Oct 2020 23:00:00 AEDT Smartraveller a2e80ed2-6dd3-48b6-a6c1-934fecd4a8cc Benin 5/5 Do not travel Iceland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/iceland Iceland&#039;s borders are open to travellers from the UK, EU/EEA and Schengen states, as well as certain approved countries. All travellers to Iceland must either quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or have two COVID-19 tests, separated by five days of quarantine until the results of the second test are known. You&#039;ll have to pay for these tests. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from both testing and quarantine, as are persons who have been certified by the Icelandic health authorities. Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities are also exempt. All travellers to Iceland must complete a registration form before arrival. Large gatherings are banned and you are required to wear a mask where social distancing is not possible, such as on flights and public transport. <p><span><span>We 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 Iceland <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span>.</span></span></p> 25 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 91669489-f5f6-4bef-9c54-02701764c095 Iceland 5/5 Do not travel El Salvador https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/el-salvador The international airport in San Salvador has reopened for regular commercial flights. You&#039;ll need a printed PCR test with a negative result taken 72 hours before you arrive in country if travelling or transiting El Salvador. If you&#039;re staying in El Salvador, follow the advice of local authorities, maintain social distance and be aware of movement restrictions. You must wear a face mask at all times when you leave your home or accommodation. <p dir="ltr">We advise:</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> El Salvador <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 22 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller f4d16d46-fe9d-454f-9150-c6bf94c76f46 El Salvador 5/5 Do not travel Trinidad and Tobago https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/trinidad-and-tobago Trinidad and Tobago&#039;s borders remain closed. Measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 are in place, including the mandatory wearing of face masks in public places, limits on the size of groups that can gather in public, and the closure of schools, beaches and rivers, parks and gymnasiums. <p><span><span>We advise:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span></span>Trinidad and Tobago <span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.</span></span></p> 14 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 29447e94-b67f-4e74-92ad-0627b83f3f3a Trinidad and Tobago 5/5 Do not travel Marshall Islands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/marshall-islands Due to COVID-19, Marshall Islands has closed its borders until further notice. This covers all arrivals by air and cruise ship. Follow the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei social media accounts for regular updates (see &#039;Local contacts&#039;).<br /> <br /> <p><span><span>We continue to advise:</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/consular-services/travel-advice-explained#level4">Do not travel</a> to </span> Marshall Islands.</p> 09 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 7f4ee38d-c935-4a44-8d32-9a4d13345829 Marshall Islands 5/5 Do not travel Brunei Darussalam https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/brunei-darussalam Brunei has transit and entry restrictions for visitors until further notice. If you&#039;re sponsored by the Brunei Government, registered company or a family member, who is a Brunei citizen or resident, an application for a Travel Entry Pass to enter Brunei can be made on your behalf. The Travel Entry Pass is not a visa. If you&#039;ve been issued with a Travel Entry Pass, a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test result taken in the 72 hours before you depart for Brunei is required. You&#039;ll also be required to undergo mandatory self-isolation at a government approved hotel for a period of between 2 to 14 days. The duration of the self-isolation notice given upon arrival is determined by Brunei’s Ministry of Health (see ‘Travel’). <p><span><span>We 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> Brunei <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 07 Sep 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller ba4aa597-1ac1-45e6-acaf-eaa41d933e6b Brunei Darussalam 5/5 Do not travel The Gambia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/gambia The Gambia has closed all air, sea and land borders. There are currently no commercial flights operating. There&#039;s a state of public emergency. Non-essential public gatherings are banned and venues including restaurants, cafes, bars, casinos, sports facilities are closed. Non-essential employees must stay at home. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Markets and shops are open with restricted hours. <p>We 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> the Gambia <span><span><span><span>due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> 23 Jul 2020 22:00:00 AEST Smartraveller 106ba227-9fcc-45ca-b8be-dde7b34dabc5 The Gambia 5/5 Do not travel