Australia & New Zealand

Welcome to our Australia and New Zealand travel page. Here you’ll find the latest updates from airlines, hotels, rail and car hire companies, as well as information on AU and NZ border restrictions. Our traveller resources also have tips, frequently asked questions and useful links to help you plan and prepare for your next trip so you can get back on the road safely.

Rules and restrictions vary by country and are changing regularly, so if you’re travelling from outside Australia and New Zealand don’t forget to check the latest information on your departure and any transit countries here

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AUSTRALIA: Queensland to open border to ACT in time for school holidays

Queensland will lift border restrictions on the Australian Capital Territory from 1.00am next Friday, September 25.
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AUSTRALIA: Residents of the Australian Capital Territory now able to visit South Australia

From midnight 15 September 2020, residents of the Australian Capital Territory are now able to visit South Australia without having to undertake a 14-day quarantine period. Residents of the ACT must complete an online pre-approval before entering the state, and must declare they have not been in NSW or Victoria in the 14 days before their arrival into SA. They will only be able to fly into South Australia and will not be permitted to drive across the borders from NSW.
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QANTAS: Airline to boost regional flights with new Brisbane-Port Macquarie service

Qantas has announced it will help maintain critical transport links to key regional cities, following Virgin Australia's decision to exit a number of markets. Subject to state borders opening, Qantas will launch new flights from Brisbane to Port Macquarie. The flights will be operated up to five times per week with the airline's Q400 turboprop aircraft, adding more than 700 seats on the route each week.
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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA: Airline announces withdrawal of some domestic services

Virgin Australia has announced they are making some adjustments to their domestic Australian network, withdrawing domestic services from Ayers Rock (Uluru), Albury, Tamworth, Hervey Bay, Port Macquarie, Mildura and Cloncurry for the foreseeable future.
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SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Updated flight schedules published for September, October and November 2020

The airline, along with partner carrier SilkAir, has published its latest schedule update for flights in September, October and November 2020. Among the updates are reinstated flights to three destinations including Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Taipei, Taiwan. The airlines have said that following these resumptions, by the end of November flight capacity will have reached 11% of pre-COVID-19 levels.
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Traveller Tips

In the skies

From touchless check-in kiosks to empty middle seats, air travel post-COVID will look very different. Even the most frequent flyer will have questions and want to know what to expect, so we've answered the most frequently asked questions.

Accommodation

Hotels around the world are implementing new processes and safety precautions in response to COVID-19. To help prepare for your next trip take a look at our frequently asked questions to discover what measures hotels are taking and what the hotel experience will look like post-pandemic.