Smartraveller https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ en webmaster@dfat.gov.au Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2011 60 zcms Major cultural events https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/before-you-go/major-events/major-cultural-events <p>Many Australians travel to experience an important cultural event every year. Read this page to learn about:</p> Fri, 24 Sep 2021 17:06:26 +1000 Smartraveller 50ca6a48-abed-4cf3-b6af-21365c6e11ee Ireland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/ireland You can travel to Ireland if you&#039;re within the EU and Schengen Area or if you&#039;re travelling from a ‘green listed’ country. The EU is coordinating an ‘emergency brake’ mechanism to protect citizens against COVID-19 variants of concern. This applies if you&#039;re arriving in Ireland from outside the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Great Britain. Travel-related testing and quarantine is dependent on the country you&#039;re arriving from. Exemptions apply, including if you’re fully vaccinated. See ‘Travel’. Ireland accepts certificates issued by other EU member states under the EU Digital Certificate Scheme. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 124d7b3c-1900-4e67-83b7-e0c29b8da227 Ireland 5/5 Do not travel Seychelles https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/seychelles Before arriving in the Seychelles, you must apply for a Health Travel Authorisation and provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken in the 72 hours before you travel. You must have valid health insurance to cover for COVID-19 related costs. If you’re coming from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal or Pakistan you’ll have entry restrictions and quarantine requirements on arrival. The Seychelles have implemented a nationwide curfew from 11pm to 4am which includes restrictions on movement and gatherings. Thu, 23 Sep 2021 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 38569f85-3b21-4654-9e41-1831c16cba77 Seychelles 5/5 Do not travel New Zealand https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/new-zealand All of New Zealand except the Auckland and Upper Hauraki regions is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2. The Auckland and Upper Hauraki regions are at Alert level 3. Quarantine free travel between New Zealand and Australia remains paused. You&#039;ll need to enter Managed Isolation (MIQ) on entry to New Zealand (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Limited flights are operating between New Zealand and Australia. Contact your airline or travel agent for flight availability. You must wear a face covering when out in public and keep a record of where you&#039;ve been (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Thu, 23 Sep 2021 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 35631aa7-3853-44d8-91e4-5e4f5ee4a872 New Zealand 3/5 Exercise a high degree of caution 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. Fri, 20 Aug 2021 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 875c4981-2bd4-48b2-8eb4-07bf31807a64 Tonga 5/5 Do not travel New Zealand travel zone status https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/COVID-19/travel-zones/new-zealand-travel-zone-status <p>Up-to-date information about the current status and restrictions of the Australia - New Zealand travel zone arrangement.</p> Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:08:55 +1000 Smartraveller 54f96eaa-e9bf-43f8-a042-bf0576da5a14 Solomon Islands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/solomon-islands The Solomon Islands has suspended all incoming passenger services from Australia, effective immediately. Flights from Honiara to Brisbane continue to depart every Friday. Follow the Australian High Commission&#039;s social media accounts for further updates (see &#039;Travel&#039;). There&#039;s been an increase in seismic activity on Savo Island. Check the latest advice from local authorities before travelling to the island (see &#039;Safety&#039;). Thu, 23 Sep 2021 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 4da35327-d297-43be-88f0-1bcd4985927e Solomon Islands 5/5 Do not travel Netherlands https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/netherlands From 25 September, you&#039;ll need a ‘Coronavirus entry pass’ to access bars, restaurants and other venues in the Netherlands. Many other COVID-19 measures have been relaxed, but you should continue to exercise caution to protect your health. Entry and departure from the Netherlands remains restricted depending on the country you&#039;re travelling from or going to. The Netherlands will accept EU Digital COVID-19 Certificates as proof of negative test result, vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. In certain circumstances, travellers from within the EU who produce this certificate will be exempt from requirements to self-quarantine or produce negative COVID-19 results. Thu, 23 Sep 2021 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 82d7599c-6337-46df-a831-89decec61c61 Netherlands 5/5 Do not travel Turkey https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/turkey Turkish citizens and residents must have proof of either COVID-19 vaccination, recent COVID-19 recovery (linked to the HES code) or a negative PCR test (within 48 hours) for inter-city public transport. These requirements do not apply for foreign tourists. Most businesses have resumed normal operating hours. Some requirements for entering Turkey have changed and depend on where you&#039;ve been in the 14 days prior to your arrival (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Tue, 07 Sep 2021 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 05ccedd6-0114-4980-881f-1695bdf79f11 Turkey 5/5 Do not travel Finland https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/finland You can enter Finland without taking a COVID-19 test or having to self-isolate if you’ve been fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. You can also enter Finland without restrictions if you’re coming from an EU or Schengen country or a country classified as &#039;low risk&#039;. If you don’t fit into these categories, you can only travel to Finland for essential reasons and you&#039;ll be subject to testing and self-isolation restrictions. Mon, 02 Aug 2021 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller c601bce2-09cb-4fd9-a247-ddfed038ef5b Finland 5/5 Do not travel