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: Planned WA border reopening delayed indefinitely

The planned reopening of Western Australia's border to the rest of the country on February 5 will be delayed indefinitely. WA has announced a new hard border from February 5, 2022 but allows for more safe compassionate travel and return of Western Australians. Under the new border settings, approved travellers are permitted to enter WA, or leave WA and return, with testing and quarantine requirements under the new expanded exemption criteria
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AUSTRALIA: QLD opens up to vaccinated international travellers

Vaccinated international travellers will be allowed to enter Queensland without needing quarantine from this weekend. The rule change will come into effect from 1am on Saturday, 22 January, and only require those entering from overseas to do a rapid antigen test on entry - in line with national cabinet guidelines. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she hoped the announcement would give certainty to the travel industry and those travelling.
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AUSTRALIA: Localised lockdowns announced in the NT

Galiwin'ku (Elcho Island) entered a seven-day lockdown from 2pm on Monday, 17 January 2022. Yirrkala entered a 72-hour lockdown from 2pm on Monday, 17 January 2022.
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AUSTRALIA: Travellers to Tassie no longer need COVID tests

Tasmania's border restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers will further ease from midnight on Tuesday, 18 January 2022. Under the newly relaxed rules, those who are double jabbed no longer need to register thier travel or pass a COVID-19 test to enter. Restrictions remain in place for travellers who aren't fully vaccinated and are still required to register their trip, quarantine and return a negative Covid-19 test on day five of their isolation. Premier Peter Gutwein on Tuesday and said the border rules for the unvaccinated would be reviewed in future.
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AUSTRALIA: Queensland removes domestic border restrictions

Domestic travellers entering Queensland are no longer restricted by the Chief Health Officer, with the Border Restrictions Direction being revoked at 1:00am on 15 January 2022. International entry to Queensland is still subject to restrictions and International Arrivals arriving directly into Queensland, or in another state or territory and are a direct on transit to Queensland, are required to complete a Queensland International Arrivals Registration and quarantine in accordance with Quarantine for International Arrivals Direction
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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.