Smartraveller https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ en webmaster@dfat.gov.au Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2011 60 zcms Guatemala https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/guatemala The Government of Guatemala has announced further movement restrictions until 12 April. During this time, you won&#039;t be permitted to travel across departments in Guatemala (i.e between states). Follow local authorities&#039; advice and remain inside your residence. If you&#039;re in Guatemala and wish to leave, follow the Australian Embassy social media account for regular updates on departure options. See Local contacts for links. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. Sun, 05 Apr 2020 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller bf8987f8-e66b-4335-8807-a553d185d5a0 Guatemala 5/5 Do not travel COVID-19 - Helping Australians to return home https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/news-and-updates/covid-19-helping-australians-return-home <p>On 3 April, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister announced a special partnership to bring Australians home with Australia’s two major international airlines, Qantas and Virgin Australia – the International Aviation Network.</p> <p>We know many Australians overseas are facing real difficulty getting flights home. The International Aviation Network will ensure continuing commercial flights between Australia and four key international hubs over the next four weeks.</p> Sun, 05 Apr 2020 11:27:11 +1000 Smartraveller ac5aa00d-45c4-4d6c-96e1-c7c101917531 COVID-19 – advice for Australians living, working or studying overseas https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/news-and-updates/covid-19-advice-australians-living-working-or-studying-overseas <p>If you live, work or study overseas, you’re probably wondering what our advice ‘do not travel’ means for you.  You might also be asking what we meant when we said if you decide to come home, then do so as soon as possible while commercial options are available. We explain here what the current advice means for you.</p> Sun, 05 Apr 2020 11:06:16 +1000 Smartraveller 8496d681-980b-4105-9deb-c68b367b1813 Israel and the Palestinian Territories https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/israel-and-palestinian-territories Israel and the Palestinian Authority have introduced further restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID−19. You&#039;ll be denied entry to Israel if you&#039;re not an Israeli citizen or resident. Exceptions may apply for those whose &#039;lives are based in Israel&#039;. If you travel to Israel despite our advice, you&#039;ll need to show you can maintain quarantine conditions at your place of residence or spend 14 days in a designated isolation facility. Authorities have imposed strict movement restrictions. You can only leave your place of residence in very limited circumstances (see Travel for other restrictions). Penalties apply if you fail to comply. If you&#039;re in Israel and wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy on social media or updates on departing flight options. See Local Contacts section for link.<br /> <br /> The Palestinian Authority has extended the state of emergency for COVID-19. Tourist and religious sites are closed. You won&#039;t be permitted to enter or leave the West Bank, and the Palestinian Authority has advised against all but critical travel between Palestinian cities. Gaza’s two entry and exit points are closed. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 86fe25c9-6dc4-42a1-ab3c-4dddf85e8025 Israel and the Palestinian Territories 5/5 Do not travel Latvia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/latvia Latvia has declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19. You&#039;ll be allowed to leave Latvia if you can show proof of your travel itinerary to return home to Australia. There are currently no flights departing Latvia and options for departing are very limited. If you wish to leave, please get in touch with the Australian Embassy in Stockholm (see Travel and Local contacts sections). If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and take care to minimise exposure to COVID-19. If your visa for Latvia expires during the state of emergency, Latvian authorities have advised that you won’t be penalised and you’ll be able to leave Latvia once restrictions are lifted. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 5766ffdc-56dd-43c3-831c-24602d776560 Latvia 5/5 Do not travel Cambodia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/cambodia Cambodia will not issue visas on arrival, e-visas or visa exemptions. If you travel against our advice, you need a valid visa and a medical certificate confirming a negative test result for COVID-19 issued within 72 hours of your date of travel. You&#039;ll also need a minimum of USD50,000 travel insurance coverage. If you arrived in Cambodia after 1 January 2020 on a tourist visit, your visa will automatically be extended and any overstay fees waived until you&#039;re able to depart. If you&#039;re in Cambodia and wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy on social media (see Local contacts for links) for updates on flight options leaving Cambodia. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities, minimise your exposure to COVID-19 and ensure you&#039;ve arrangements in place for a possible extended stay. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 590dbac7-7e31-40b9-946d-8ad452630c99 Cambodia 5/5 Do not travel Lithuania https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/lithuania Lithuania has strict measures in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19, including to enforce social distancing. Schools, museums, cinemas, restaurants and bars are closed, and public gatherings banned. Supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you&#039;ll be asked to self-quarantine or you may be directed to medical facilities. For information, call a 24/7 hotline on 1808 or email koronavirus@sam.lt. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 86956f21-3666-453b-adbd-e01bda42ad5d Lithuania 5/5 Do not travel Malawi https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/malawi Malawi has declared a State of Disaster in response to COVID-19. All scheduled international flights are cancelled. Land borders are closed except for cargo and returning residents. Follow the advice of local authorities as restrictions may change at short notice. If you can&#039;t or don&#039;t want to leave Malawi, make arrangements for an extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 05e03c9e-b4e0-4119-bf07-c3a181ec80cb Malawi 5/5 Do not travel Serbia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/serbia All international airports are closed until further notice and all borders are closed to non-Serbians. There is a nationwide curfew in place. The Government of Serbia has declared a State of Emergency. If you remain in Serbia, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID−19 and ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay. Keep in contact with family and friends back home so they know you&#039;re safe and well. Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller f597d948-775f-4539-94b7-5c44acbd755b Serbia 5/5 Do not travel Thailand https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/thailand You can&#039;t enter Thailand, including for transit, except in extremely limited circumstances. A curfew is in place throughout Thailand between 10pm and 4am. Some provinces have more restrictive curfews. All hotels in Phuket and Phang Nga have been ordered to close. Phuket International Airport will close on 10 April. All roads and sea links between Phuket and the mainland are now closed. If you&#039;re in Thailand and you wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flights out (see Local Contacts for links). If you remain in Thailand, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you&#039;re safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 4c68c636-b3d7-4628-b4ec-e876d1c5672c Thailand 5/5 Do not travel