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: SA borders to open on 23 November

From November 23: Open borders to fully vaccinated people from all Australian states and territories (Quarantine will apply to LGAs with community transmission and less than 80% of the population fully vaccinated.) Vaccinated international arrivals require 7 days quarantine. Unvaccinated authorised arrivals require 14 days quarantine. At 90% of South Australians fully vaccinated: Borders open to all fully vaccinated domestic and international arrivals. Unvaccinated arrivals will require 14 days quarantine.
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AUSTRALIA: Silverton added to SA-NSW border bubble

The far west NSW town of Silverton has been added to the cross-border bubble with South Australia that allows Broken Hill residents to enter the state. People from the two towns can now come to South Australia, provided they have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine. However, SA residents cannot go to far west NSW and return without getting an exemption from SA Health to come back. The directions issued overnight do not include opening South Australia to the south-west Victorian city of Portland.
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AUSTRALIA: WA border restrictions with QLD to ease

Queenslanders waiting to reunite with loved ones in Western Australia will be allowed travel to the state quarantine-free in less than 24 hours. Queensland will transition to 'very low risk' from Wednesday. Travellers will still need to complete a G2G declaration and undergo a health screening upon arrival.
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AUSTRALIA: Victoria scraps quarantine for double-vaccinated returning Aussies

Victoria will scrap quarantine for fully vaccinated international travellers from November 1 in a major step to reopening the country. The change means hotel and home quarantine will only be required for unvaccinated people, those who have had a COVID-19 vaccine that is not approved by the Australian Government, or those whose vaccination status is unknown.
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AUSTRALIA: Tasmania announces plan to reopen its borders

KEY EVENT: Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein says his state's borders will reopen on December 15. Fully vaccinated interstate and international arrivals will not need to quarantine from that time, but they will have to return a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of travel. Returning Tasmanians will not need a test if their trip is less than seven days duration. Mr Gutwein said Tasmania was expected to be at a 90 per cent vaccination rate by December 15.
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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.