• Kuwait
    by Smartraveller on 24/02/2020 at 12:00

    Kuwait has put in place measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Expect health screenings on arrival. You'll be denied entry to Kuwait if you've travelled to China or Hong Kong in the last 14 days or if the local authorities suspect you have COVID-19. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor before travelling. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Kuwait.

  • Mongolia
    by Smartraveller on 24/02/2020 at 12:00

    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in China, if you've travelled to or transited through China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan in the last 14 days you'll be denied entry to Mongolia until 2 March 2020. Mongolia has also imposed road travel restrictions between provinces until the end of Lunar New Year holiday. Restrictions to public gatherings and events apply until 30 March 2020. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities.We haven't changed our advice level: Exercise normal safety precautions in Mongolia.

  • Italy
    by Smartraveller on 24/02/2020 at 12:00

    Italy has confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including deaths. Authorities have introduced measures to restrict the use of public spaces and limit travel in some parts of northern Italy where cases have occurred. Check with your travel provider on disruptions. Follow the advice of local authorities. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor before travelling.We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Italy.

  • Kazakhstan
    by Smartraveller on 24/02/2020 at 12:00

    Kazakhstan has implemented enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If you have travelled to mainland China within 14 days of your arrival in Kazakhstan you will be required to undertake a mandatory 14 day quarantine at a local hospital. Restrictions and medical supervision may also apply if you arrive from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan or other countries where cases of COVID-19 have been reported. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Kazakhstan to confirm visa and entry requirements. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Kazakhstan.

  • South Korea (Republic of Korea)
    by Smartraveller on 23/02/2020 at 12:00

    Based on advice from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, we now recommend you ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in South Korea due to the heightened risk of sustained local transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). We now also advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Daegu and Cheongdo due to significant outbreaks of COVID-19 in those cities. If you are in South Korea, monitor your health closely and follow the advice of local authorities. We have changed our overall level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in South Korea Reconsider your need to travel in Daegu and Cheongdo

  • Japan
    by Smartraveller on 23/02/2020 at 12:00

    Based on advice from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, we now recommend you ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in Japan due to a heightened risk of sustained local transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Monitor your health closely and follow the advice of local authorities. Exercise a high degree of caution in Japan overall. Reconsider your need to travel to the restricted areas near the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant.  

  • Lebanon
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2020 at 12:00

    Lebanon confirmed a case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in February 2020. Additional screening may be implemented at ports of entry. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor before travelling. Check with your travel provider on disruptions and monitor media for updates.Exercise a high degree of caution in Lebanon overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Israel and the Palestinian Territories
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2020 at 12:00

    New entry restrictions are in place in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you’re not an Israeli citizen or resident, and you’ve visited China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore or Macau in the last 14 days, you’ll likely be denied entry to Israel. If you are an Israeli citizen or resident, you will be required to undertake home quarantine. These restrictions don’t apply if you’ve only transited. You will be quarantined for 14 days if you seek to enter the West Bank or Gaza from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan or Thailand. We haven't changed our advice level: Exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Jordan
    by Smartraveller on 21/02/2020 at 12:00

    Jordan has implemented enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If you have travelled to mainland China within 14 days of your arrival in Jordan you will be denied entry. Travellers suspected of being infected with COVID-19 will be required to undertake a mandatory 14 day quarantine at a local hospital. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Jordan to confirm visa and entry requirements. See Travel. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Jordan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Iran
    by Smartraveller on 21/02/2020 at 12:00

    If you travel to Iran despite our advice, you will be screened for coronavirus (COVID-19) at airports. There has been confirmed cases including deaths. Iranian authorities have suspended flights to and from China. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor before travelling. Check with your travel provider on disruptions and monitor media for updates. We haven't changed our level of advice: Reconsider your need to travel due to the volatile security situation and the high risk that foreigners, including Australians, could be arbitrarily detained or arrested. Dual nationals are also at risk. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Bahrain
    by Smartraveller on 21/02/2020 at 12:00

    Bahrain has put in place measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). You may be denied entry if you've travelled to China. Expect health screenings on arrival. Follow the advice of local authorities. See Travel. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Bahrain.

  • Papua New Guinea
    by Smartraveller on 19/02/2020 at 12:00

    PNG has implemented enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If you have travelled to mainland China within 14 days of your arrival in PNG you will be denied entry. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Papua New Guinea to confirm visa and entry requirements. See Travel. We haven’t changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in PNG overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Gabon
    by Smartraveller on 19/02/2020 at 12:00

    We've updated our travel advice for Gabon with information on local laws. Same-sex sexual relations are illegal and punishable by jail and a large fine. Avoid public displays of affection.We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Gabon.

  • Guam
    by Smartraveller on 19/02/2020 at 12:00

    Guam has issued travel restrictions in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. You will be denied entry if you have been in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within 14 days of arrival in Guam. Check with your airline or tour operator to confirm you meet all entry requirements. See Travel. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Guam.

  • Brazil
    by Smartraveller on 19/02/2020 at 12:00

    Brazil’s annual Carnival festivals will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 21 to 26 February 2020. Some festival events also occur in the weeks before and after the event. Expect large crowds and an increase of foreign visitors to Brazil, particularly to the larger cities. Be alert to your personal security. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil.

  • Angola
    by Smartraveller on 18/02/2020 at 12:00

    Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Angola has imposed a 14 day quarantine for all travellers arriving from China. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Angola overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Seychelles
    by Smartraveller on 17/02/2020 at 12:00

    The Seychelles has implemented entry restrictions in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. With the exception of Seychellois nationals and residents, local authorities have advised all airlines with flights bound for Seychelles not to board any passengers who have been to China, Hong Kong or Macau in the last 14 days. Passengers arriving by sea will not be allowed to disembark if they have been to China in the last 14 days. All returning residents who have been to China and any other countries where there has been significant local transmission will be put under obligatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Seychelles.

  • French Polynesia
    by Smartraveller on 17/02/2020 at 12:00

    The French Polynesian authorities have implemented new entry measures in response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These include temperature checks on arrival, and a medical certificate issued within the previous five days if you are arriving from one of 14 listed countries, not including Australia. See Travel. Check with your airline, cruise or tour operator to confirm you meet all entry requirements.We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in French Polynesia.

  • Mali
    by Smartraveller on 17/02/2020 at 12:00

    We've updated our travel advice for Mali to include new information under Safety. 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. Other levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Philippines
    by Smartraveller on 17/02/2020 at 12:00

    Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China, if you've travelled to China, Hong Kong or Macau in the previous 14 days you'll be refused entry. Expect additional health screening at entry points. If authorities suspect you're infected, you may need to stay in hospital or be quarantined. Talk to your doctor before travelling. Monitor your health and follow the advice of local authorities. We haven't changed our level of advice. Exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines overall. Higher levels of advice are in place for some parts of the country.

  • Tonga
    by Smartraveller on 17/02/2020 at 12:00

    Tonga has updated its entry measures in response to COVID-19. You'll need to complete a health declaration card on arrival. If you’re travelling from or through China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan, you'll need 14 days' self-quarantine in a country outside China, and medical clearance within 3 days of travelling to Tonga. Check with your airline or tour operator to confirm you meet all entry requirements. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Tonga.

  • Madagascar
    by Smartraveller on 17/02/2020 at 12:00

    Madagascar has implemented entry restrictions in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The Madagascar Government has recommended all airlines flying into Madagascar not transport passengers from China or anyone having transited China. Madagascar has set up mandatory quarantine measures for a period of 14 days for any person at risk and any person coming from China. We haven't changed our level of our advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Madagascar.

  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
    by Smartraveller on 17/02/2020 at 12:00

    We've extended the 'Reconsider your need to travel' areas of Côte d'Ivoire to include the northern border with Mali and Burkina Faso due to the high risk of terrorist attack and kidnapping. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Côte d'Ivoire overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Burkina Faso
    by Smartraveller on 17/02/2020 at 12:00

    We've extended the 'Do not travel' parts of Burkina Faso due to the worsening security situation. We haven't changed our overall level of advice: Reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso overall due to the high risk of terrorist attack and kidnapping. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Pakistan
    by Smartraveller on 17/02/2020 at 12:00

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Pakistan. We haven't changed our level of advice. Reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan due to the security situation and high threat of terrorist attack, kidnapping and violence. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.