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: Port Macquarie and Muswellbrook placed back into lockdown

The NSW local government areas of Port Macquarie and Muswellbrook will be going into lockdown for seven days. The lockdown starts at 6:00pm on Tuesday, 28 September 2021. Stay-at-home orders will apply to anyone who has been in the Port Macquarie region since September 17 or Muswellbrook since 22 September. However, Kempsey will come out of lockdown midnight tonight (28 September) as scheduled.
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AUSTRALIA: Byron and Tweed to exit lockdown as scheduled

The Byron and Tweed Shire lockdowns will be lifted as scheduled on Wednesday, 28 September 2021.
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AUSTRALIA: Tweed and Byron back in the QLD-NSW

Residents from the Tweed and Bryon regions will be able to travel into Queensland for essential purposes like getting food, doing work that can’t be done from home and for medical care. But they can't cross over into Queensland for holidays, going to a sport event or to catch up friends and family. This will come into effect from 1:00am on Wednesday, 29 September 2021.
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AUSTRALIA: Key dates in NSW's freedom plan

NSW has revealed a three-stage plan towards reopening, with key dates to look forward to in October and December. Eased coronavirus rules will be made available to those who have had two vaccine shots once that cohort makes up 70 per cent of the state’s population, and more freedoms will become available at 80 per cent. At 80 per cent, the new activities that will be made available for those who have had two coronavirus jabs will include having 10 visitors at home, playing community sports, and standing up and drinking at pubs. There will be a third reopening stage in December – and those who haven’t been vaccinated will have to wait until then to take advantage of some of the freedoms.
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AUSTRALIA: Canberrans given clear pathway out of lockdown

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has released the territory's roadmap for reopening. Mr Barr said "subject to the public health risk remaining relatively stable over the next two weeks, lockdown will end on October 14 at 11:59pm." Mr Barr said two households visitors would be allowed from October 1, while outdoor bootcamps would recommence. Lockdown would be lifted as planned in mid-October, Mr Barr said, which would see much of the ACT economy brought out of hibernation with limited capacities, increased numbers for indoor and outdoor gatherings and a gradual return to workplaces.
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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.