• No travel advice
    by Smartraveller on 19/09/2021 at 09:35
  • Uganda
    by Smartraveller on 17/09/2021 at 12:00

    You'll have to undergo a PCR test on arrival at your own expense, regardless of vaccination status or country of origin. If you're departing from Entebbe, you'll have to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued within 72 hours of travel. A curfew remains in place from 7pm to 5.30am (see 'Travel'). Expect local authorities to quarantine you at an isolation centre if you show symptoms of COVID-19. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Uganda due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Kenya
    by Smartraveller on 17/09/2021 at 12:00

    Laikipia County has been declared a ‘dangerous and disturbed’ area by the Kenyan Government following attacks by armed bandits. The government has launched a security operation. A curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am for Laikipia Nature Conservancy and its neighbourhood. Significant security operations are ongoing in the region, particularly in the Ol Moran area. We recommend against non-essential travel to the county until the situation stabilises. A nationwide curfew and other COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. All public and political gatherings are banned. Adhere to restrictions and follow the advice of authorities. Monitor the media for latest developments on COVID-19. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Kenya due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Namibia
    by Smartraveller on 16/09/2021 at 12:00

    You can travel between regions within Namibia and no permits are required. Namibia has restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A curfew is in place. To enter Namibia, you'll need proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within seven days before you arrive. If you don't follow COVID-19 regulations, you may be subject to legal process, including fines. Keep up to date with local advice. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Namibia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. 

  • Mauritius
    by Smartraveller on 16/09/2021 at 12:00

    You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test, a health self-declaration form and passenger locator form on arrival in Mauritius. You must quarantine in a COVID-19 safe hotel for seven days if you're vaccinated and 14 days if not vaccinated. You must take a COVID-19 test on day seven and (if applicable) day 14 of your quarantine. Most services are operational with restrictions and strict sanitary measures in place. COVID-19 measures apply to go to an educational institution or medical centre. You'll have to show a vaccination card or a recent negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Mauritius due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Netherlands
    by Smartraveller on 16/09/2021 at 12:00

    From 25 September, you'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'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. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Netherlands due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • New Zealand
    by Smartraveller on 16/09/2021 at 12:00

    All of New Zealand except the Auckland region is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2. The Auckland region remains at Alert level 4. You must wear a face covering when out in public and keep a record of where you've been (see 'Travel'). Quarantine free travel between New Zealand and Australia is paused. You'll need to enter Managed Isolation (MIQ) on entry to New Zealand (see 'Travel'). Limited flights are operating between New Zealand and Australia. Contact your airline or travel agent for flight availability. We continue to advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in New Zealand.

  • New Caledonia
    by Smartraveller on 14/09/2021 at 12:00

    A lock down and curfew are currently in place across New Caledonia. Movements are only permitted for exceptional reasons. Wearing a face mask is mandatory. Fines apply for non-compliance. Travel may be limited at this time (see ‘Travel’). Follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to New Caledonia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • South Africa
    by Smartraveller on 14/09/2021 at 12:00

    Avoid areas where protests are taking place. Don’t attempt to cross protester roadblocks. Strict lockdown measures due to COVID-19 apply across the country. Wear a face mask in public and follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to South Africa due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Montenegro
    by Smartraveller on 14/09/2021 at 12:00

    You'll need proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of recent recovery from COVID-19 to enter Montenegro. Entry to indoor venues is only possible with a negative PCR test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recent recovery from COVID-19. Restrictions may change at short notice. If you're staying in Montenegro, follow the advice of local authorities. See 'Travel'. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Montenegro due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Japan
    by Smartraveller on 13/09/2021 at 12:00

    Japan has extended its current state of emergency until 30 September. The state of emergency remains in place in: Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka, Okinawa, Fukuoka, Gunma, Hyogo, Ibaraki, Kyoto, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Hokkaido, Gifu, Aichi, Mie, Shiga and Hiroshima. Strict non-emergency measures in place in other locations have also been extended until 30 September. Monitor media and be alert to the advice of local authorities. Flight options to Australia are limited and subject to availability under international arrival caps. Flight schedules may change at short notice. If you want to return to Australia do so immediately. Contact your airline or tour operator for the latest updates. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Japan due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Denmark
    by Smartraveller on 13/09/2021 at 12:00

    Denmark’s entry restrictions depend on whether you're travelling from a green, yellow, orange or red listed country and change frequently. You may be exempt from some entry requirements if you carry proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, previous COVID-19 infection or full vaccination. Denmark is accepting certificates issued by other EU member states under the EU Digital Certificate Scheme. See 'Travel'. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Denmark due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Zimbabwe
    by Smartraveller on 10/09/2021 at 12:00

    COVID-19 restrictions are in place and are subject to change. A curfew is in place. Gatherings are limited. Face masks remain mandatory in public. To enter or exit Zimbabwe, you must have a negative PCR test. This must be from an approved laboratory through the Trusted Travel platform. Quarantine measures apply on arrival. See 'Travel'. Arrangements remain fluid. You should contact your nearest Zimbabwean embassy and airline to confirm requirements. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Zimbabwe due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Bulgaria
    by Smartraveller on 10/09/2021 at 12:00

    Bulgarian authorities have implemented a new system of classification for travellers arriving based on green, orange and red zones. Entry restrictions and other requirements apply. See 'Travel'. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Bulgaria due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Rwanda
    by Smartraveller on 09/09/2021 at 12:00

    Updated COVID-19 restrictions were issued in Rwanda on 1 September. The changes included modified curfew measures in Kigali and elsewhere, and eased conditions under which offices, meetings, restaurants and other venues can continue to operate. Face masks must be worn at all times. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Ongoing changes to restrictions are anticipated. Follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Rwanda due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Afghanistan
    by Smartraveller on 09/09/2021 at 12:00

    Travel throughout Afghanistan is extremely dangerous. Violent incidents could occur across the country. Some land borders are closed to travellers seeking to cross from Afghanistan and some border crossing points that are open are at risk of terrorist attack. Border crossing points may be closed by authorities without notice, especially when crowds gather or where there are concerns of an increased risk of attack. Take all extra precautions for your safety. Stay in a safe place. Make contingency plans to leave when it’s safe to do so. Australians in Afghanistan need to carefully consider the risks should you attempt to leave by any route. The Australian Government can't offer advice on the safety of travelling to any alternative departure point. Any travel options you pursue are taken at your own risk. You’re responsible for your own safety and that of your family. The situation in Afghanistan remains highly volatile. There continues to be an ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attack throughout Afghanistan, particularly around Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport. The risk of further attack remains high. We advise against all travel to and around Afghanistan. Our ability to provide consular assistance to Australians in Afghanistan is severely limited. Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate families should register with DFAT: https://covid19.dfat.gov.au. Keep your registration up to date to ensure we are aware of your current situation, including your interest in departing Afghanistan. Those who have registered will receive important updates on available consular services. Australians in need of consular assistance should contact the Australian Government 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Afghanistan due to: the extremely dangerous security situation and the very high threat of terrorist attack the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. 

  • Peru
    by Smartraveller on 08/09/2021 at 12:00

    You don't need to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test if you've had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 suspension of visa overstay fines has been lifted. Monitor local authorities for further updates. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Peru due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.  

  • Canada
    by Smartraveller on 08/09/2021 at 12:00

    Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter Canada for discretionary travel. You must meet requirements for this exemption to apply (see 'Travel'). The exemption wont apply if you're symptomatic. Travel restrictions including entry, quarantine and testing will apply. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Canada due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Singapore
    by Smartraveller on 08/09/2021 at 12:00

    From 10 September, you must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result to travel to, or transit, Singapore. This requirement applies to passengers travelling from Categories 2, 3 and 4 countries/regions, including Australia. The test must have been taken within 48 hours before departure to Singapore. Other restrictions apply (see 'Travel'). We continue to advise: Do not travel to Singapore due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Tunisia
    by Smartraveller on 08/09/2021 at 12:00

    To enter Tunisia, you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test (with a QR Code), taken less than 72 hours before travel. If you're not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you must undertake 10 days quarantine in a government approved hotel at your own cost. Vaccinated travellers need to provide proof of vaccination and self-isolate for 10 days at their place of residence. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Tunisia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Myanmar
    by Smartraveller on 08/09/2021 at 12:00

    We advise do not travel (level 4 of 4) to Myanmar due to ongoing civil unrest and armed conflict. There has been a significant increase in the level of violence with many deaths, injuries and arrests. Explosions and attacks are occurring in Yangon and other parts of the country, and have included police stations, ward administration offices township electricity offices, civilian facilities and shops. Police and military vehicles, and security and administrative personnel have been targeted. Maintain heightened security awareness, including for reactions to calls for popular revolt against the military. Avoid facilities and vehicles linked to security forces and military administration, 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's safe to do so, leave Myanmar by commercial means on one of the limited 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 be shared 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. Transit through Singapore from Myanmar is currently suspended. You'll need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to transit Malaysia. If you're remaining in Myanmar, you should shelter-in-place. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Myanmar due to: ongoing civil unrest and armed conflict the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Madagascar
    by Smartraveller on 07/09/2021 at 12:00

    There's a nationwide health State of Emergency in Madagascar. International travel to Madagascar is suspended but domestic flights are operating. Wear a face mask in public and follow social distancing rules. All regions are open but restrictions remain, including for gatherings. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Madagascar due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • United Arab Emirates
    by Smartraveller on 07/09/2021 at 12:00

    You don't need to quarantine in Abu Dhabi if you're vaccinated for COVID-19. You must verify your vaccination certificate before travelling (see 'Travel'). You'll still need to present a printed negative COVID-19 (PCR) test within 48 hours of departure for Abu Dhabi. You'll also be subject to COVID-19 testing on arrival. Check the latest information for travel to, from or connecting through Abu Dhabi and Dubai (see 'Travel'). Contact your for airline for updates on entry or exit requirements as these may change at short notice. Delays and disruptions are likely. We continue to advise: Do not travel to the United Arab Emirates due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Chile
    by Smartraveller on 07/09/2021 at 12:00

    Chile has eased certain COVID-19 border restrictions for citizens and residents. Non-resident foreigners are allowed to enter if they meet strict requirements and must quarantine for seven days. Total lockdowns have been lifted for most of the country. A nationwide nightly curfew remains in place from 10pm to 5am, or 12am to 5am depending on the location (see Travel). We continue to advise: Do not travel to Chile due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Guinea
    by Smartraveller on 07/09/2021 at 12:00

    There's heightened political unrest in Guinea, with the potential for the situation to deteriorate without warning. You should remain vigilant, monitor local media, and avoid movement (see 'Safety'). Land borders are closed and some flights have been cancelled. Contact your airline for more information. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Guinea. Register your details with DFAT if you're seeking to return to Australia: https://covid19.dfat.gov.au. We continue to advise:  Do not travel to Guinea due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.