Smartraveller https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ en webmaster@dfat.gov.au Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2011 60 zcms Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for Australian travellers https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/COVID-19-australian-travellers <p>The number of incoming international passengers will be restricted to ease pressure on state and territory quarantine facilities. Your flight into Australia may be affected. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest updates.</p> Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:08:44 +1000 Smartraveller a3046e01-ed81-46cc-b9a0-1275b9ff8469 Laos https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/laos Foreigners are currently not allowed to enter Laos except in very limited circumstances (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Passenger flights out of Laos have stopped and land borders remain closed. If you plan to leave the country, the Lao authorities now require you to inform the Australian Embassy before you depart. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the Australian Embassy&#039;s social media messages for updates on COVID-19 measures. Wed, 20 May 2020 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 356e430b-99c4-4d2b-ae5e-83860e048136 Laos 5/5 Do not travel Zambia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/zambia If you&#039;re entering Zambia, you&#039;re required to undergo mandatory testing and quarantine for at least 14 days in a designated institution or facility at your own cost. You won&#039;t be allowed to leave Zambia until the mandatory quarantine period has been completed. Face masks must be worn in public. All international airports are now open but tourist visa arrangements have not yet been specified. There are reports that land borders are being closed to non-essential traffic, with little or no notice. If you&#039;re in Zambia and wish to return to Australia, be aware that the Australian Government has placed caps on the number of passengers and flights into each capital city. You should consult your travel agent or airline for the latest information. The Australian Embassy in Harare continues to provide limited consular services. Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller d0bf47bc-a836-45e0-8f27-ddd3e76ffc56 Zambia 5/5 Do not travel Bulgaria https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/bulgaria You can&#039;t enter Bulgaria unless you&#039;re an EU citizen or have a permanent EU residency visa. Quarantine for up to 14 days may be mandatory depending on your country of departure (see Travel). If you transit through Bulgaria, you&#039;ll be required to complete a declaration on arrival confirming you&#039;re COVID-19 free, you aren&#039;t under quarantine and will follow Bulgarian health measures. You&#039;ll also need to declare you&#039;ll depart Bulgaria quickly. You must wear a mask in indoor public spaces. Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 6c924713-a8a2-477a-b29e-f979bba95cb3 Bulgaria 5/5 Do not travel French Polynesia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/french-polynesia From 15 July 2020, local quarantine measures on arrival will be lifted and French Polynesian borders will reopen to international travellers arriving by air. Strict pre-departure and registration processes must be followed to board flights (See Travel). If you&#039;re staying in French Polynesia, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 27d8940f-c281-475a-9bb2-44b98b5de4b3 French Polynesia 5/5 Do not travel Subscription https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/subscribe <p>Subscribing gives you the latest updates to our travel advice and news.</p> <p>We strongly encourage you to subscribe so you’re well-informed for your trip overseas.</p> <p>Explore this page to learn about:</p> Fri, 10 Jul 2020 22:58:43 +1000 Smartraveller 435d2068-4a93-41cb-8cd3-a2fc6598136c Returning to Australia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/while-youre-away/returning-australia <p>The number of incoming international passengers will be restricted to ease pressure on state and territory quarantine facilities. Your flight into Australia may be affected. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest updates.</p> Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:47:13 +1000 Smartraveller 5b7ba4c9-709e-4c2c-8a32-89c89634a38d Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/covid19 <p>The number of incoming international passengers will be restricted to ease pressure on state and territory quarantine facilities. Your flight into Australia may be affected. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest updates.</p> Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:40:55 +1000 Smartraveller 05e65fb6-0589-483e-a4a9-9cb31e563001 Belgium https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/belgium Non-essential travel by non-EU citizens and residents into Belgium from outside the EU and Schengen Area and the UK is currently restricted. Travel to Belgium from within the EU, Schengen Area and the UK is currently permitted, though you may be subject to quarantine if you have travelled from a specified high-risk region. If you&#039;re 12 years and older you must wear a nose-and-mouth covering on public transport and within transit hubs, including airports. Masks are also highly recommended for all persons in shops and in situations where social distancing is not possible. Follow the advice of local authorities. Fri, 10 Jul 2020 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller c7f8d510-fb03-47b1-abc7-dc233cdca9bd Belgium 5/5 Do not travel Egypt https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/egypt There is a nationwide partial curfew from 12am to 4am. Face masks are mandatory in public places. There are restrictions on schools, universities, cafes, bars, clubs hotels and tourist locations. International flights resumed on 1 July, but options remain limited. There are also some airlines that have semi-regular flights out of Egypt. If you wish to return to Australia, you should take advantage of these flights. Follow the Australian Embassy in Cairo&#039;s social media accounts for updates. If you travel to Egypt despite our advice, you&#039;ll need to provide evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of your travel. Fri, 26 Jun 2020 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller dc4e7828-3d9d-4d50-97a7-2bf898aff409 Egypt 5/5 Do not travel