- No travel adviceby Smartraveller on 28/10/2020 at 09:34
- Sloveniaby Smartraveller on 28/10/2020 at 12:00
Slovenia declared a state of pandemic emergency for 30 days on 19 October. Travel to and within Slovenia is restricted. A curfew is in place from 9pm until 6am. Stay informed as restrictions can change at short notice. If you're staying in Slovenia, follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Do not travel to Slovenia.
- Singaporeby Smartraveller on 27/10/2020 at 12:00
You may now enter Singapore for short-term visits if you travel from Australia (excluding Victoria). However, you can't leave Australia unless you seek an exemption from Home Affairs. If you're a long-term resident you still need to get approval to enter Singapore. You can transit Changi Airport if you're travelling between Australian cities and certain locations in Asia, Europe and New Zealand provided you're on Singapore Airlines, Silk Air or Scoot Airlines and connecting with the same airline. You can’t transit on flights operated by other airlines, including codeshare flights. Transit and flight options to/from Singapore change frequently. Contact Singapore Airlines for the latest flight and transit requirements. For further details on entry measures see 'Travel'. We advise: Do not travel to Singapore.
- Romaniaby Smartraveller on 27/10/2020 at 12:00
There's an ongoing State of Alert in Romania . Many airlines have suspended flights and some airports are still closed. It's mandatory to wear face masks in indoor and outdoor public spaces, as well as on public transport, including for children over five years of age. Only Romanian and EU citizens, their family members and those with valid residency permits can enter Romania. We advise: Do not travel to Romania.
- Turkeyby Smartraveller on 27/10/2020 at 12:00
The US Government has warned of credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against US citizens and foreign nationals in Istanbul, as well as potentially other locations in Turkey. Exercise heightened caution in locations where foreigners may gather. Turkey has largely reopened its international land, sea and air borders. Many scheduled international flights have resumed. Everyone arriving into Turkey will be subject to medical checks. The wearing of face masks is mandatory at all times outside the home throughout Turkey. Localised lockdowns or curfews may be in place. See 'Travel'. We advise: Do not travel to Turkey.
- Spainby Smartraveller on 27/10/2020 at 12:00
Spain has declared a new State of Alarm. New COVID−19 control measures are in place throughout the country (except for the Canary Islands) and include nightly curfews and a restriction on the number of people in social gatherings to six. Regional authorities have some restrictions on movement, however, international travel to and from Spain is still possible. Further restrictions may be announced at short notice. Social distancing and other health-related measures, including the use of facemasks and the closure of restaurants and bars, vary by region. You may be fined if you don't comply with these measures. Follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Do not travel to Spain.
- Malaysiaby Smartraveller on 27/10/2020 at 12:00
You're not allowed to travel to Malaysia as a tourist. If you're permitted to enter Malaysia, you'll need a 'Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity' approved by your nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission and you must undertake mandatory 14 day quarantine at your own cost (see 'Travel'). A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is in place for a number of districts within Malaysia, including Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Nilai and the whole of Sabah. Additional entry restrictions are in place for Sabah and Sarawak. We advise: Do not travel to Malaysia.
- Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)by Smartraveller on 27/10/2020 at 12:00
Presidential elections will be held on 31 October. Political demonstrations can turn violent. Avoid large gatherings in the lead up to, during and immediately following election day. All passengers arriving in Côte d'Ivoire by air must complete an online air travel and health declaration. You must also provide a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within 5 days of travel. Land and sea borders remain closed. Continue to expect movement restrictions. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Côte d'Ivoire. We advise: Do not travel to Côte d'Ivoire.
- Nigeriaby Smartraveller on 26/10/2020 at 12:00
There's ongoing, large-scale protests in Nigeria, as well as reports of widespread violence in Lagos and other locations throughout the country. State-wide curfews are in place in several locations (see 'Safety'). These curfews may change at short notice. Stay indoors unless you're an essential service provider or first responder. If you arrive or depart from Lagos Airport, keep your boarding pass and be ready to show it to authorities. This is a rapidly changing situation. A nationwide curfew, due to COVID-19, is still in place from midnight (12am) to 4am. We advise: Do not travel to Nigeria.
- French Polynesiaby Smartraveller on 26/10/2020 at 12:00
There's a curfew on the islands of Tahiti and Moorea between 9pm to 4am. Social distancing measures and limits on the size of group gatherings are in place. There are strict pre-departure health checks and registration processes. You must wear a face mask in public spaces, during gatherings and on public transport. Fines may apply. We advise: Do not travel to French Polynesia.
- Switzerlandby Smartraveller on 26/10/2020 at 12:00
Switzerland permits entry from the Schengen area and directly from other specified countries. Depending on where you’re coming from, you may need to quarantine in your accommodation for 10 days. Strict hygiene and social distancing rules are in place, including the mandatory wearing of masks in all public indoor spaces, on public transport, and at all public transport access points. Restrictions apply to gatherings of more than 15 people. Working from home is recommended. There may be additional requirements that apply to you depending on the canton you're in (see 'Travel').We advise: Do not travel to Switzerland.
- Greeceby Smartraveller on 26/10/2020 at 12:00
A curfew from 12:30am to 5am is in place for some mainland areas (Athens) and islands that are deemed high or very high risk for COVID-19. In lower-risk cities and regions, there may be other restrictions, containment measures and curfews with differing times. Throughout Greece, face masks are mandatory in all outdoor and indoor public spaces and on public transport. This includes retail and public service spaces, bus stops, outdoor malls, tourist sites and parks. Entry requirements are in place due to COVID-19. Check arrival protocols in the Travel section. We advise: Do not travel to Greece.
- Chileby Smartraveller on 26/10/2020 at 12:00
An overnight curfew is in place between 11pm and 5am. Some areas of Chile are moving out of quarantine, but our consular services remain limited. You can't enter Chile unless you're a Chilean citizen, a permanent resident of Chile or were given a humanitarian exemption by the Chilean Embassy or Consulate in Australia. A recent (three days) PCR test result could waive the 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival. If you're in Chile and want to be informed of options to return to Australia (including possible commercial charter flights transiting via the USA, Europe and the Middle East), register with the Australian Embassy in Santiago de Chile and follow us on social media for updates and flights (see Local contacts). We advise: Do not travel to Chile.
- Italyby Smartraveller on 26/10/2020 at 12:00
If you're in Italy, you can now move freely between all its regions. You'll need to complete a self-declaration form before you travel to Italy. In all public spaces, you must follow social distancing protocols and use masks in line with regional measures. Monitor and follow the advice of local authorities. For more information on measures, see Italian Ministry of Health website and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (see Travel). We advise: Do not travel to Italy.
- Cyprusby Smartraveller on 26/10/2020 at 12:00
Entry requirements vary depending on where you're travelling from (see 'Travel'). There's random COVID-19 testing of international arrivals at the airports. You may be refused entry if you don’t comply. Public health measures are in place, including limits on numbers of people gathering. Face masks are compulsory outdoors and inside public and commercial spaces. There's a curfew in Limassol and Paphos districts between 11pm and 5am. There are limits on mass gatherings. Cyprus is also randomly testing segments of the population for COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities and comply. We advise: Do not travel to Cyprus.
- Bulgariaby Smartraveller on 26/10/2020 at 12:00
There’s an Emergency Epidemic situation in Bulgaria until at least the end of November. If you’re travelling from a country with a higher COVID-19 risk, you may be denied entry to Bulgaria. Depending on your country of departure, you may be subject to quarantine measures and may need to present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken no more than 72 hours before you travel (see Travel). If you transit through Bulgaria, you'll be required to complete a declaration on arrival that you're COVID-19 free, you aren't under quarantine and you'll follow Bulgarian health measures. You must wear a mask in all indoor public spaces, except in restaurants. Wearing a mask outdoors is highly recommended. We advise: Do not travel to Bulgaria.
- Franceby Smartraveller on 26/10/2020 at 12:00
France has introduced an alert system to impose greater restrictions in areas with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, higher circulation of the virus and higher vulnerability. A curfew from 9pm to 6am is in force across several major cities, including Paris, and numerous regions across France. Private gatherings are permitted for 6 people or less. You must wear a mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors in areas of high vulnerability across France. Restrictions can change at short notice. Travel to France from some countries is currently permitted. You may need to present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) at boarding or undertake mandatory testing on arrival at the airport. You may be denied entry to France. A voluntary quarantine period applies to certain travellers (see 'Travel'). Contact your airline or local authorities for the latest update. We advise: Do not travel to France.
- Azerbaijanby Smartraveller on 25/10/2020 at 12:00
On 24 October the US Government warned of credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against foreign nationals in Baku, including against hotels such as the JW Marriott Absheron, as well as potentially other locations in Baku. Exercise heightened caution in locations where foreigners may gather. There is ongoing military action in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and reports of shelling outside this region. If you're already in Azerbaijan, don't travel outside of Baku and the Absheron Peninsula. Follow the local media and advice of local authorities for the latest updates. We advise: Do not travel to Azerbaijan.
- Czech Republicby Smartraveller on 24/10/2020 at 12:00
New restrictions have come into force. Avoid non-essential contact and movement. Where it is essential to go out, you can only be in the company of one other person. It is mandatory to wear masks. Schools, restaurants and shops are closed, except essential services. We advise: Do not travel to Czech Republic.
- Polandby Smartraveller on 24/10/2020 at 12:00
Poland has been declared a ‘Red Zone’ for COVID-19 and tighter restrictions have been imposed. You must wear a face mask everywhere in public except in forests and parks. You'll be fined for not wearing a mask. There is a ban on gatherings of more than five people. Minors under 16 must be in the company of an adult between 8:00 -16:00. Essential services are available exclusively for seniors (60+) between 10:00 -12:00, Mon-Fri. Gyms and pools are closed and restaurants will only offer takeaway or delivery services. We advise: Do not travel to Poland.
- Namibiaby Smartraveller on 23/10/2020 at 12:00
Namibia is no longer in lockdown. 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 in the 72 hours before you arrive. We advise: Do not travel to Namibia.
- Portugalby Smartraveller on 23/10/2020 at 12:00
Portugal permits Australians to enter from some destinations, but rules vary depending on where your flight originates and transits. Portugal has raised the emergency response level across the country (excluding some Islands of the Azores) to State of Calamity in response to the spread of COVID-19. Strict hygiene and social distancing rules are in place, including gathering limits and compulsory use of masks in public. Measures change often. Monitor and follow the advice of local authorities. Fines for non-compliance have increased. We advise: Do not travel to Portugal.
- Slovakiaby Smartraveller on 23/10/2020 at 12:00
Slovakia has declared a state of emergency. You must wear a mask in public, including outdoors. Public health measures are in place due to COVID-19. Follow the advice of the local authorities. We advise: Do not travel to Slovakia.
- Zambiaby Smartraveller on 23/10/2020 at 12:00
International airports are open. If you fly to Zambia despite our advice, you’ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 14 days before you arrive. Quarantine arrangements may depend on your travel arrangements and may change at short notice. Contact your nearest Zambian Embassy or Consulate for details. If you're leaving Zambia, you'll need a medical certificate confirming you've had a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test within the previous 14 days. We advise: Do not travel to Zambia.
- Netherlandsby Smartraveller on 23/10/2020 at 12:00
The Netherlands has announced a ‘partial lockdown’, with new measures in place for four weeks. This includes the closure of all hospitality venues and a ban on events. You can't consume or carry alcohol or soft drugs in public spaces between 8pm and 7am. Face masks should be worn in indoor public spaces. You can enter the Netherlands if you're travelling from certain countries (See Travel). If you're coming from a high risk area, you'll have to self-quarantine in your own accommodation for 10 days. These arrangements could change at short notice. Check with your airline for the latest details. Follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Do not travel to Netherlands.
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