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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Latest News

AUSTRALIA: State of Queensland to re-open borders to Victoria from 1 December 2020

The government of the Australian state of Queensland has announced that residents from the state of Victoria will join those from Sydney in being allowed back into Queensland from 1 December, after the southern-most state recorded yet another day of no new COVID-19 cases or deaths.
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AUSTRALIA: Queensland border to open to all of New South Wales on 1 December 2020

The premier of the Australian state of Queensland has announced that the border will re-open to all arrivals from the state of New South Wales (NSW), including Sydney, from 1 December. Residents from the state of Victoria will also be allowed to enter Queensland without quarantine, providing the state does not record a new case by Wednesday 25 November.
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AUSTRALIA: State of New South Wales (NSW) re-opens border

The government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has re-opened its border with neighbouring Victoria for the first time since July after COVID-19 cases there fell to zero. The New South Wales premier has announced changes to restrictions, as well as the scrapping of the rule for masks to be worn outdoors as long as physical distancing can be maintained. Larger public gatherings will also be allowed, as will in-store shopping.
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AUSTRALIA: State of South Australia to end hard COVID-19 lockdown early

The government of South Australia has announced that the state will come out of its hard COVID-19 lockdown the evening of 21 November — three days earlier than planned — and outdoor exercise with family or housemates will be allowed 'effective immediately'. It comes as the state recorded just three new COVID-19 cases, all of which were detected within quarantine and were close contacts of staff at a medi-hotel and the Brompton aged care home. The state's premier has thanked South Australians for their 'spirit' during the state's tough lockdown, which only allowed people to leave their homes once a day to obtain essential goods.
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AUSTRALIA: State of South Australia to enter six day COVID-19 lockdown

The government of South Australia has announced the state will go into a strict circuit breaker-style lockdown for six days in an attempt to get the recent COVID-19 outbreak under control. The lockdown will start at 23.59 (local time) on 18 November, and people will be heavily restricted from going outside of their homes; only one person per household will be able to leave each day, but only for specific purposes, and masks must be worn. Schools and universities will close, takeaway food restaurants will not be allowed to operate and pubs, cafes and coffee shops must shut their doors.
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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.