Smartraveller en Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2011 60 zcms Solomon Islands Commercial flights from Honiara to Brisbane have resumed, but may be cancelled at short notice. Contact your travel provider for latest information. Since 24 November, a number of buildings and public facilities have been damaged during civil unrest in Honiara. Some areas have been declared no-go zones. A curfew is in place between 7pm and 6am daily until further notice. Follow the Australian High Commission&#039;s social media accounts for further updates (see &#039;Safety&#039;). Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 4da35327-d297-43be-88f0-1bcd4985927e Solomon Islands 4/5 Reconsider your need to travel Bangladesh You may need to isolate on arrival to Bangladesh, depending on your port of embarkation. Contact your airline for further information. You must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate on arrival (regardless of vaccination status). The test must have been taken within 48 hours of your departure from your port of embarkation. These requirements may change at short notice. Contact your local Bangladesh Mission and airline before making arrangements to travel to Bangladesh. Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller d69c2ae7-2317-4c08-b992-8aaa0bc25585 Bangladesh 3/5 Exercise a high degree of caution Fiji Fully vaccinated tourists and travellers from Travel Partner Countries (including Australia) may enter Fiji without prior approval or quarantine. At check-in, you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test taken 72 hours before departure and proof of full vaccination. You must also show proof you&#039;ve booked and paid for a minimum of 3 nights accommodation at a Care Fiji Commitment (CFC) certified property (hotel or resort). This must include CFC certified transport from the airport. You may take part in CFC approved excursions and activities within the Safe Travel Area during this period. Two days after you arrive in Fiji, you&#039;ll need to take an approved Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) at your hotel. After testing negative, you can continue to explore the Safe Travel Area or enter the community. You must have travel insurance with international coverage for COVID-19. Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 995e9a9f-81d1-49cd-89b6-4850bbaa33d4 Fiji 3/5 Exercise a high degree of caution Zimbabwe We now advise ‘Do not travel’ (Level 4 of 4) to Zimbabwe due to COVID-19 health risks and disruptions to global travel. The new COVID-19 ‘Omicron’ variant of concern has been detected in Zimbabwe. From 27 November, Australian citizens, permanent residents or their immediate family who have been in Zimbabwe in the past 14 days must undergo quarantine for two weeks on return to Australia, regardless of vaccination status. From 1 December, returning residents and visitors arriving in Zimbabwe must have with them a PCR test taken within 48 hours of travel. You&#039;ll be tested on arrival and placed into a government quarantine centre for 10 days, at your own cost. This applies even if you&#039;ve returned a negative COVID-19 test. You&#039;ll be required to take further PCR tests on day 7 or 8. If you return a positive PCR test, you&#039;ll need to quarantine for 14 days. Australians in need of emergency consular assistance should contact the Australian Government 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre +61 2 6261 3305. Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 03a85ccc-fdf1-43a2-89fc-800856278fe3 Zimbabwe 5/5 Do not travel Iceland Iceland&#039;s borders are only open to citizens from EU/EFTA and Schengen states, and approved countries, including Australia. All travellers must register before arriving in Iceland. If you&#039;re not an Icelandic citizen and you don&#039;t have strong ties to Iceland, you must provide a negative COVID-19 test result. The test should be taken no more than 72 hours before departing for Iceland. You must also undergo testing upon arrival. If you&#039;re not vaccinated and you don&#039;t have proof you&#039;ve recovered from COVID-19, you must take 2 COVID-19 (PCR) tests in Iceland, with 5 days quarantine between tests. Stricter measures apply to travellers having stayed in a defined high-risk zone Local restrictions apply and can change rapidly. Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 91669489-f5f6-4bef-9c54-02701764c095 Iceland 3/5 Exercise a high degree of caution Burkina Faso COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Limited international commercial flights to Burkina Faso have resumed. Land and rail borders have now been reopened 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. Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller ffebbcf9-4992-4f81-baeb-37255c00362d Burkina Faso 4/5 Reconsider your need to travel New Caledonia A third referendum on independence from France will be held in New Caledonia on 12 December. Avoid protests, large public gatherings and roadblocks before, during, and after the vote. Monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities. Conditions apply for entry to New Caledonia (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 79f57e09-cd73-4354-8600-4e9d8ac6691a New Caledonia 4/5 Reconsider your need to travel Sudan Following the military dissolution of the transitional government on 25 October, a Political Agreement between the military and civilian government was made on 21 November. The agreement returns Sudan to a civilian – military governance arrangement. Despite the agreement, large scale protests continue to take place across the country. There are reports of violence against protestors, including deaths. Avoid all demonstrations and remain vigilant. Khartoum International Airport is open, however commercial flights may be limited. Internet and mobile services remain unreliable. You should limit your movements and avoid non-essential travel. Monitor media coverage and follow the advice of local authorities (see ‘Safety’). Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 4393e049-05b9-4596-94ca-c3506d729e9d Sudan 4/5 Reconsider your need to travel Switzerland Switzerland has changed COVID-19 entry requirements. On arrival in Switzerland, if you&#039;re aged 16 and over you must present a negative PCR test result (unless exempt), taken at your departure location and dated no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Switzerland. This includes if you&#039;re vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. You&#039;ll need to show the negative test result prior to boarding an aircraft or vehicle. In addition, a PCR or rapid antigen test must be conducted in Switzerland between day 4 and 7 after entry. You must complete a Public Health Entry form prior to arrival in Switzerland (unless exempt). A COVID Certificate is needed to access indoor spaces such as restaurants, bars and museums.<br /> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 93f55569-1438-4f2c-93cf-ec8494dbb037 Switzerland 3/5 Exercise a high degree of caution Myanmar We continue to advise do not travel (level 4 of 4) to Myanmar due to ongoing civil unrest and armed conflict. Civil unrest and conflict can escalate quickly. There are significant military movements in several regions of the country. Violence including explosions and attacks can occur anywhere and at any time, including in Yangon. Targets have included facilities, vehicles and personnel associated with security and administration such as police stations, ward administration, township electricity and road transportation offices, and civilian facilities such as shops and commercial centres. Maintain heightened security awareness. Avoid facilities and vehicles linked to security forces and military administration. Monitor local media closely and move away from anything of concern. Avoid all protests and areas of known and possible unrest. Avoid townships under martial law. A curfew is in place. Protocols are in place for Embassy staff movements in Yangon. 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 international flights departing Yangon. Contact airlines directly. All bookings for departures from Myanmar must be made at least 10 days in advance of the intended departure and are shared by airlines and travel agents with Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. COVID-19 infection rates remain high across Myanmar. Stay-at-home orders have been imposed across Myanmar, including townships in Yangon. You&#039;ll need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to transit Malaysia and Singapore. If you&#039;re remaining in Myanmar, you should shelter-in-place. Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 52713dd9-36a5-4c83-a261-71172e6275cc Myanmar 5/5 Do not travel