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

EUROPEAN UNION: Finalised EU travel 'safe lift' released

A finalised list of 14 countries from which passengers are permitted to enter the EU’s 27 member, and four other, nations in Europe’s visa-free Schengen travel zone has been released; they are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. China may also soon be included if they confirm reciprocity. As expected, the U.S. is excluded for now, but the list will be reviewed every 14 days.
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AIR NEW ZEALAND: Airline cancels flights to Melbourne from 1-14 July 2020

Air New Zealand has announced that due to Australian government restrictions, the airline will not operate passenger flights from Auckland to Melbourne from 1-14 July. This follows the news that all flights into Melbourne are due to diverted or suspended during this period, due to a spike in COVID-19 cases within the city.
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AUSTRALIA: International flights to Melbourne to be diverted until 15 July 2020

International flights to Melbourne are to be diverted from until 15 July, as the Australian state of Victoria increases COVID-19 measures. So far, the state of New South Wales (NSW) has reportedly declined to accept diverted flights, which would mean that arrival into Sydney would not be possible as an alternative. Canberra's international airport, however, will currently not refuse flights according to the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) chief minister.
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QANTAS: Airline to re-open some airport lounges from 1 July 2020

The Australia-based airline has announced that it will begin a phased re-opening of a number of its domestic and regional airport lounges around the country, following the easing of state-based restrictions and an increase in demand for domestic travel. This will start with 11 of its 35 Australian domestic lounges re-opening from 1 July.
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AUSTRALIA: Queensland state border to re-open from 10 July 2020

The Premier of Australia's state of Queensland has announced that the state will re-open its borders to residents of all of Australia’s states and territories, with the exception of Victoria. This is provided that travellers complete a border declaration stating they have not been to local government areas in Victoria in the previous 14 days.
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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.