Crisis

COVID-19 and travel

What happened

  • Do not go overseas. A travel ban is in place.

OOGA BOOGAAffected destinations

What we recommend

26 March 2020

Read this in العربية中文 简体中文繁體 Bahasa Indonesiaภาษาไทย or Tiếng Việt

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global travel to an unprecedented extent.

A travel ban is in place for all Australians. You will not be able to depart Australia to travel overseas.

If you’re trying to get home, and can still book commercial flights, do so as soon as possible. 

If you cannot leave or prefer to stay where you are, make plans to remain for an extended period.  Ensure you have a safe place to stay, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you are safe.  

Our network of embassies and consular posts around the world will provide you with up to date local advice and support throughout this difficult period. We also encourage you to subscribe to Smartraveller for the latest advice.

For more information see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for Australian travellers page.

For urgent consular assistance contact:

  • +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas 
  • 1300 555 135 from within Australia

For non-urgent inquiries, email smartraveller@dfat.gov.au

Do you or someone you know need help?

 

For urgent consular assistance call 

+61 2 6261 3305 from overseas

1300 555 135 from within Australia

 

For information about COVID-19, read our article.

Do you or someone you know need help?

Costa Rica

Overall: Do not travel