We know many of you might be seeking to make travel insurance claims due to COVID-19 related disruptions. You’ve asked us for information about when we raised our travel advice levels for different destinations and globally. We've put together a list of the changes we made to move to level 3 ‘reconsider your need to travel’ or level 4 ‘do not travel’ as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following changes to international travel that came into effect on 1 November 2021, DFAT’s temporary COVID-19 registration portal is no longer open for new registrations. This temporary portal was established in the context of Australia’s COVID-19 border settings. We’ll still be providing consular support to Australians in difficulty overseas. That process of seeking consular assistance has reverted to pre-COVID settings.
From 1 November, Australia’s international borders will progressively reopen, with fully vaccinated Australians able to depart Australia without applying for an exemption. In line with this reopening, we’ve removed our global ‘Do not travel’ advisory.
With overseas travel on the horizon, it’s important to be prepared.