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: Mask mandate extended in QLD for another week

The mask mandate that was due to end on Friday, 30 July in Queensland has been extended by another week in the following LGAs; Brisbane City Council, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim.
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AUSTRALIA: New South Wales lockdown extended for another four weeks

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced the current lockdown affecting Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour will be extended for another four weeks until 12:01am on Saturday, 28 August 2021. Local government areas of Cumberland, Canterbury-Bankstown, Blacktown, Liverpool, Fairfield, Parramatta, Campbelltown, and Georges River also remain as areas with the strictest restrictions in New South Wales.
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NEW ZEALAND: Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand suspended

The NZ Government has suspended quarantine-free travel from Australia to New Zealand from 11.59 pm (NZT), Friday 23 July. The suspension will continue for a further 8 weeks and will be reviewed in September. For 7 days from 11.59 pm (NZ) Friday 23 July, eligible travellers will be able to return to New Zealand.
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AUSTRALIA: QLD closes border to NSW and extends make mandate

QLD will close its border to NSW from 01.00am on Friday, 23 July 2021. NSW will remain a declared hotspot for four weeks, with a possible earlier review pending the outcome of their current outbreak. NSW/QLD border zone residents can only enter the state for essential reasons. This includes: Healthcare, work, education, essential shopping and caring for vulnerable people. QLD residents will be able to travel into the NSW border zone for similar reasons, but not further than the border zone. QLD residents can return from non-border zone locations in NSW, but will need to complete 14 days in hotel quarantine. Face mask restrictions will continue to apply for South East Queensland until Friday, 30 July 2021. This includes anyone who has been to the impacted areas in South East Queensland in the last 14 days. Other restrictions have been eased.
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AUSTRALIA: WA moves SA to 'medium risk'

SA has been reclassified as a medium risk state by WA, meaning only travellers with an exemption can enter WA. The hard border comes into force from 12.00pm on Thursday, 22 July 2021.
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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.