An overseas travel ban is in place for all Australians, with few exceptions. You will not be able to depart Australia to travel overseas, including on international cruises.
DFAT is working closely with the cruise line industry, cruise line operators and countries where ships with Australian crew aboard are located and affected by these disruptions.
If you need urgent consular help, you can contact DFAT’s Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 from Australia or on +61 6261 3305 from overseas.
If you have an upcoming cruise booking and haven’t already done so, contact your cruise company or travel agent to explore alternative options, such as rebooking onto a future cruise, full or partial refunds. In some instances, depending on your policy your travel insurance may help.
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- COVID-19 – information for Australian travellers
- Health information on COVID-19 (Department of Health)
- Information on returning to Australia (Australian Border Force)
- Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)