• Armenia
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    Armenia has banned foreign nationals from listed countries or foreign nationals who have visited listed countries in the 14 days prior from entering Armenia. This list includes Australia and may change at short notice. Armenia has confirmed cases of COVID-19 and has announced a 30-day State of Emergency. Some flights have been cancelled and transit options back to Australia are decreasing. If you can't or don'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're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Armenia.

  • Mozambique
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    COVID-19 is present in Mozambique. Airlines are reducing their capacity and cancelling flights. Contact your travel provider for details. If you can't or don'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're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Mozambique.  

  • Albania
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    Albania has now closed all land and sea borders. Air travel to and from Italy and Greece has also ceased. If you chose to travel to Albania despite our advice, note that airports remain open but commercial options are increasingly limited. If you wish to return to Australia, we recommend you arrange to do so immediately. There are restrictions on internal travel within Albania. Other restrictions include the closure of shops, except for food shops and pharmacies, and suspension of public transport in a number of cities. Due to restrictions on movement, our ability to provide consular assistance during this period is likely to be limited. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Albania.

  • Nepal
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    Nepal has imposed a country-wide lockdown. During this period, you can only leave your residence for essential needs, such as food and medical care. All international and domestic flights are suspended until 31 March. Follow the Australian Embassy Facebook (@australianembassynepal) and Twitter (@AusAmbNP) accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Nepal. Land borders also remain closed for foreigners. If you're in Nepal and can't or choose not 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're safe and well. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Nepal.

  • Algeria
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    All international flight to and from Algeria have been suspended until further notice. All land borders are closed. If you're staying in Algeria, follow the advice of local authorities and make arrangements for an extended stay. Take care to minimise your exposure to COVID-19 and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe. For urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305.We now advise you: Do not travel to Algeria.

  • Moldova
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Moldova. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. A nationwide state of emergency was declared on 16 March. All flights and trains into and out of the country have been suspended. Non-resident foreigners are not able to enter Moldova. Schools and universities have been closed and mass gatherings have been banned. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Moldova.  

  • Bangladesh
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    Bangladesh has imposed nation-wide movement restrictions from 26 March to 4 April 2020. Flights in and out of Bangladesh have reduced significantly. From 25 March, there will be no direct flights to Australia. Other restrictions on travel and business operations may be imposed at short notice. Check with your airline or tour operator for updates on your departure options including for transit hub requirements. If you can't or don't want to leave Bangladesh, 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're safe and well. Note our ability to provide consular assistance in Bangladesh may be limited due to restrictions on movement and other services. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Bangladesh.  

  • Montenegro
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    On 15 March 2020, the Government of Montenegro announced the closure of borders to all foreign nationals, except those who have a legal right to work in Montenegro. Commercial air, rail and bus links into and out of Montenegro have now ceased. Cruise ships are also barred from entry. Anyone arriving in Montenegro will need to self-isolate for 14 days. These restrictions may change at short notice. Contact the nearest embassy or consulate of Montenegro for the latest information and monitor local media for updates. If you remain in Montenegro, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you have arrangements in place for a possible extended stay, and stay in touch with family and friends back home.We continue to advise: Do not travel to Montenegro.

  • Myanmar
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    Myanmar has confirmed cases of COVID-19. Departure options are extremely limited. Flights are reduced and border restrictions increased. Airlines require evidence of a negative COVID-19 laboratory test. If you’re already in Myanmar, local authorities have closed venues and advised against gatherings. Restrictions may increase at short notice. If you can't or don'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're safe and well. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Myanmar.

  • Palau
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    All commercial passenger flights to and from Palau have been suspended until further notice. If you’re in Palau, make arrangements for an extended stay and take care to minimise your risk to COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you’re safe and well. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Palau.

  • Cambodia
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    From 31 March, Cambodia won't issue visas on arrival, e-visas or visa exemptions. To enter Cambodia from 31 March, you will 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 will also need a minimum of USD50,000 travel insurance coverage. If you can't or don't want to leave Cambodia, follow the advice of local authorities, minimise your exposure to COVID-19, ensure you've arrangements in place for a possible extended stay, and stay in touch with family and friends. If you're in Cambodia and wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Follow the Australian Embassy on Facebook (@AustralianEmbassyPhnomPenh) and Twitter (@AusEmbPP) for regular updates on flight options leaving Cambodia. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Cambodia.

  • Mexico
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    COVID-19 is present in Mexico. Public venues in Mexico City are closed until 19 April. Events of more than 50 people have been cancelled. Similar measures are in place across Mexico. If you are in Mexico and wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Be aware that as other countries close borders or introduce travel restrictions, you may not be able to return to Australia as planned. Flights to Australia from the region through US hubs are quickly disappearing and transit arrangements through Canada are strictly enforced. Confirm your travel and transit arrangements directly with your airline or travel agent, and check with the nearest embassy or consulate of Mexico to confirm the latest entry and exit requirements. If you cannot or do not wish to leave Mexico, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to minimise exposure to COVID-19, and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you are safe. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Mexico

  • Mongolia
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    Local authorities have suspended all flights to and from Mongolia until 30 April 2020. If you can't 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're safe and well. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Mongolia.

  • Mauritania
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    If you have arrived in Mauritania from overseas, you will be subject to a mandatory quarantine period. The airport in Nouakchott has been closed until further notice for all commercial airlines to and out of Mauritania. Check updated information with the airlines, travel agents and travel providers. The government of Mauritania has imposed a night curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you can't or don't want to leave Mauritania, 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're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Mauritania.

  • Mauritius
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    COVID-19 is present in Mauritius. Movement is restricted. Supermarkets, shops and bakeries are closed until 31 March. Measures may change at short notice. The airport remains open for departing flights, however options are extremely limited. If you can't or don'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're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Mauritius.

  • Morocco
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    If you're in Morrocco on a 90-day visa and haven't been able to leave due to border closures or get a visa renewal, Moroccan authorities are extending 90-day visas. This means you'll be allowed to leave without being fined when the travel ban is lifted. Morocco will also honour residency cards of foreigners that expire during this period. If you're in Morocco, 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're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305.We continue to advise: Do not travel to Morocco

  • Namibia
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    Namibian authorities have confirmed COVID-19 is in Namibia. Namibia has announced a 21-day lockdown effective from 27 March to 16 April, which includes a 30-day international travel ban and border closures. If you can't or don't want to leave Namibia, follow the advice of local authorities, 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're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Namibia.

  • Brazil
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    From 30 March, foreign citizens won't be able to enter Brazil (see Travel). International air transit through Brazil remains possible in certain circumstances. Land and sea borders are also closed to people movement, with some limited exceptions. If you’re in Brazil and you wish to leave, do so as soon as possible as departure flights are diminishing. Follow the Australian Embassy in Brasilia's social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Brazil. See Local contacts for links. If you can’t leave or prefer to stay in Brazil, make arrangements for an extended stay and take care to minimise your risk to COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you’re safe and well. We now advise you: Do not travel to Brazil.

  • Argentina
    by Smartraveller on 29/03/2020 at 12:00

    Follow the Embassy in Buenos Aires social media for updates on flights. See links in 'Local contacts'. Argentina has closed its borders to foreign nationals. Airports remain open but may close at short notice. Air New Zealand has suspended flights from Buenos Aires and remaining airlines may cancel flights with little or no notice. If you're in Argentina and wish to return to Australia, you should do so while commercial options are still available. If you can't or choose not to leave, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19, ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay, and keep in contact with family and friends back home We now advise you to: Do not travel to Argentina.

  • Sudan
    by Smartraveller on 28/03/2020 at 12:00

    International flights to and from Sudan are suspended. Long-haul bus travel between cities has also been suspended. All border crossings and seaports are closed. There is an 8pm-6am curfew and penalties for breaking curfew. COVID-19 is present in Sudan. If you're in Sudan, 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're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Sudan.

  • France
    by Smartraveller on 28/03/2020 at 12:00

    You can still leave France if you wish, but commercial flights are increasingly limited. If you decide to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible while options are available. All non-essential movement outdoors is prohibited across France until 1 April. You must carry a government certificate at all times when in public. Severe fines are being applied for unauthorised travel. The French medical system is under severe strain. Some hospitals may soon approach their capacity. If you can't or don'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're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We advise you: Do not travel to France.

  • Belarus
    by Smartraveller on 28/03/2020 at 12:00

    If you travel to Belarus despite our advice, note it has enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions in place. These include a mandatory 14 day quarantine period if you arrive from countries with cases of COVID-19 (including Australia). If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. If you can't or don'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're safe and well. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Belarus.

  • Guatemala
    by Smartraveller on 28/03/2020 at 12:00

    Guatemala has officially closed its air, land and sea borders to transit. There may be limited flights available out of Guatemala Cit, including with Eastern Airlines. (See contact details in 'Travel'.) Exit may also be possible via land border crossings with Mexico using private transfers, including through El Carmen. But be aware access may be intermittent and travel is not permitted within curfew hours. If you can't or don't want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities, minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you: Do not travel to Guatemala.

  • South Sudan
    by Smartraveller on 28/03/2020 at 12:00

    International flights to and from South Sudan have been suspended and all land borders are closed. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am. If you're in South Sudan, 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're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We haven't changed our level of advice: Do not travel to South Sudan, including Juba, due to instability and ongoing conflict.

  • Turkey
    by Smartraveller on 28/03/2020 at 12:00

    Turkey has suspended all international flights. If you remain in Turkey, 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're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance, contact the nearest Australian mission (See Consular contacts), or call +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Turkey.