• No travel advice
    by Smartraveller on 25/02/2021 at 15:33
  • Poland
    by Smartraveller on 25/02/2021 at 12:00

    Foreigners are currently not permitted to enter Poland unless an exemption applies. If permitted to enter, you may be required to quarantine for 10 days. Nationwide COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. You must follow local laws, which include wearing an approved face mask when in public (see 'Travel'). We continue to advise: Do not travel to Poland due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Netherlands
    by Smartraveller on 25/02/2021 at 12:00

    The Netherlands has lockdown measures in place and restrictions on travel. A curfew between 9pm - 4:30am has been extended to 15 March 2021. We advise: Do not travel to Netherlands.

  • Lithuania
    by Smartraveller on 25/02/2021 at 12:00

    COVID-19 remains a risk in Lithuania. A national lockdown remains in place. Before entering Lithuania, you must register with the National Health Centre. Depending on the country you're coming from, you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days and present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result which is less than 48 hours old or register for a test within 24 hours after arrival (see 'Travel'). We continue to advise: Do not travel to Lithuania due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • New Zealand
    by Smartraveller on 25/02/2021 at 12:00

    In addition to the Australian Government restrictions for the Safe Travel Zone, some Australian states have implemented additional arrangements for travellers. For more details check arrangements with state health authorities or contact your airline. All of New Zealand is now at alert level 1. Face coverings are mandatory for all public transport and domestic flights in New Zealand. We continue to advise: Do not travel to New Zealand due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Lesotho
    by Smartraveller on 25/02/2021 at 12:00

    Lesotho is currently under Orange Level restrictions. Inbound international travel by foreign nationals is banned and outbound international travel is restricted. If you're allowed to cross the border, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of your arrival (see 'Travel'). There's a curfew between 9pm and 5am. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Lesotho due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Georgia
    by Smartraveller on 24/02/2021 at 12:00

    Some restrictions on commercial activity have been lifted, but the curfew remains in place from 9pm to 5am and face masks are mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public areas. Inter-city transport, including rail, bus and minibus services, remain restricted. Borders remain closed to most foreigners, including Australians. Additional restrictions or lockdowns in response to COVID-19 may be implemented at short notice and fines imposed. We continue to advise:  Do not travel to Georgia due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.  

  • Canada
    by Smartraveller on 24/02/2021 at 12:00

    Foreign nationals aren’t permitted to enter Canada for non-essential purposes. There's a small number of exceptions to these restrictions (see Travel). From 22 February 2021, if you're entering Canada by land or air, you'll have to submit travel and contact information electronically via the ArriveCan website or app before crossing the border or boarding a flight. If arriving by air, you'll also need to have a COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival. Prior to departing for Canada, you'll need to reserve a 3-night stay in a government-authorised hotel, at your own cost, while you wait the results of this test. Other COVID-19 testing regimes for those arriving by land have been introduced. (see Travel). 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.

  • Namibia
    by Smartraveller on 24/02/2021 at 12:00

    Namibia is no longer in lockdown. Measures remain in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19. If you're out in public, you’ll be required to wear a face mask at all times. If you travel to Namibia despite our advice, you'll need proof of a negative COVID 19 test (PCR) taken within 7 days before you arrive. If you don't follow the Namibian Government COVID-19 regulations, you may be subject to legal process, including fines. 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. 

  • Angola
    by Smartraveller on 24/02/2021 at 12:00

    Angola is under a ‘state of public calamity’ until further notice. Most shops and services are now allowed to operate with some restrictions. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Angola due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Czech Republic
    by Smartraveller on 24/02/2021 at 12:00

    There is a ban on all non-essential travel into the Czech Republic. A State of Emergency is in force and coronavirus restrictions are at the highest (fifth) level. Measures include shop closures and nightly curfews. Accommodation facilities will only be open to business travellers. Health and travel restrictions are changing frequently, and regions may differ according to the rate of infection. Face masks are mandatory and must be FFP2, N95 or surgical masks. Avoid any non-essential contact and movements and follow the latest measures of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic (see ‘Travel’). We advise: Do not travel to Czech Republic due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Qatar
    by Smartraveller on 23/02/2021 at 12:00

    You may be exempt from quarantine on entry if you have been fully vaccinated in Qatar and it has been more than 14 days, and less than three months, since your second vaccine dose. This does not apply to people vaccinated in other countries. If not, you must quarantine at home under strict conditions. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Qatar due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Kuwait
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2021 at 12:00

    Foreigners are not permitted to enter Kuwait. Restrictions on public gatherings and commercial activity are in place. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Kuwait due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Liberia
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2021 at 12:00

    International commercial flights to Liberia have resumed. All land borders remain closed. Ports have reopened. You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before you arrive. On arrival you'll be screened and tested for COVID-19, exemptions apply. Restrictions also apply if you're departing Liberia. (See ‘Travel’). If despite our advice, you are travelling to Liberia, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Liberia  due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Burkina Faso
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2021 at 12:00

    COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Limited international commercial flights to Burkina Faso have resumed. All land borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You'll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than five days before arrival. Pay attention to your personal safety. Follow the directions of local authorities. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Burkina Faso due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Mali
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2021 at 12:00

    Overland travel may be affected by restrictions imposed in response to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea. Air and land borders are open with enhanced screening and quarantine measures in place. To enter or leave Mali, you'll either need to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test certificate, taken no more than 72 hours before travel, or be tested on arrival at the airport (see ‘Travel’). The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Mali. We haven’t changed our level of advice: Do not travel to Mali due to the national state of emergency, and the high risk of terrorism and kidnapping. This includes the capital, Bamako.

  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2021 at 12:00

    International commercial flights to Côte d’Ivoire have resumed. All land and sea borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You'll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than seven days before arrival or departure. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Côte d’Ivoire. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Côte d'Ivoire due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.  

  • Uganda
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2021 at 12:00

    Violent political protests can occur quickly and there remains an increased likelihood of protests across Uganda, particularly following recent elections. Entebbe International Airport has reopened for commercial passenger flights. To enter Uganda you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test. It must be taken in the country of departure and within 120 hours of arrival. A nationwide daily curfew from 9.00pm to 6.00am is in place. It's compulsory to wear an approved face mask in public for everyone aged six and over. If you show symptoms of COVID-19, expect local authorities to quarantine you. Monitor the media for information on latest developments. 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.

  • Sierra Leone
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2021 at 12:00

    Commercial flights are now operating, but land and sea borders are still closed. You must have approval to enter Sierra Leone. This can be obtained online (see 'Travel'). A negative COVID-19 (PCR) test must also be presented, taken in the 7 days before departure. Additional COVID-19 testing is conducted on arrival. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Sierra Leone. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Sierra Leone due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. 

  • Spain
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2021 at 12:00

    Air and sea travel from the UK to Spain is restricted to Spanish and Andorran citizens and those legally resident in Spain or Andorra. If you’re travelling from a designated ‘at risk’ country, you’ll need to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR or TMA) test result on arrival, taken within 72 hours before you travel. Crossings at land borders with Portugal are suspended, except for workers, freight and people returning to their normal place of residence. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Spain due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Senegal
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2021 at 12:00

    COVID-19 restrictions are in place. If you're able to enter Senegal you'll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than five days before entry and fill out a ‘Public Health Passenger Locator’ form (see 'Travel'). These measures can change at short notice. Check with your nearest Senegal Embassy for more details. Public health measures are in place, including wearing face masks in public spaces. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Senegal. We advise: Do not travel to Senegal due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. Do not travel to the Casamance region of southern Senegal - except Cap Skirring, Ziguinchor and the main road between these cities - due to the volatile security situation. See Safety

  • India
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2021 at 12:00

    COVID−19 continues to be a risk in India. If you're in India, avoid crowded public spaces (including malls and markets) and mass gatherings. Wear a face mask and maintain 1.5 metres distance from others while in all public spaces. Localised lockdowns can be announced at short notice. The ban on international commercial flights remains in place. Restrictions on travel and business operations may be imposed at short notice (see 'Travel'). Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to India due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

  • Ghana
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2021 at 12:00

    COVID-19 restrictions are in place. International commercial flights to Ghana have resumed. All land and sea borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You'll need to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than three days before arrival and be screened and tested when you arrive. Prior to travel to Ghana, a COVID-19 test pre-payment must be made online (see Travel). Follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Do not travel  to Ghana due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.  

  • Israel and the Palestinian Territories
    by Smartraveller on 21/02/2021 at 12:00

    Israel has announced a ban on inbound and outbound travel to prevent the entry of additional coronavirus mutations. Some exceptions apply. See the Health Ministry’s website for details. When flights are operating, you can't enter Israel unless you're an Israeli citizen or resident or you meet exception requirements for entry. If you're permitted entry, you must show evidence that you can self-quarantine or stay in a designated facility. Inbound travellers who have spent time in designated 'red' locations in the past two weeks must quarantine in dedicated isolation facilities. Incoming travellers must provide their airline with evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of departure (see 'Travel'). Authorities have imposed rules on social distancing, public gatherings and wearing face masks. Israel has implemented nation-wide lockdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19, often with little notice. The Palestinian Authority has measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, including restrictions at tourist and religious sites. Gaza’s entry and exit point with Egypt is closed. Gaza's crossing with Israel is operating with restrictions. We advise: Do not travel to Israel and Palestinian Territories.

  • Haiti
    by Smartraveller on 19/02/2021 at 12:00

    You'll need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR or Antigen) test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding a flight to Haiti. Travel restrictions may change at short notice. Monitor the media and follow the advice from local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Haiti due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.