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: Government of the Northern Territory (NT) makes face masks mandatory at all major airports

The government of the Australian region of the Northern Territory (NT) has announced that it is now mandatory for face masks to be worn at all major NT airports, and while on board an aircraft travelling to or from the area. Children under the age of 12 and people with a specified medical condition are not required to wear a mask.
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AUSTRALIA: Country updates entry requirements from 22 January 2021

The country's government has published updated entry requirements; if travelling to Australia on or after 22 January, passengers must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result to their airline at check-in; the result must have been obtained a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure. If passengers transit through a third country on their return journey to Australia, they are required to check on any local requirements at their transit destination and confirm with their airline any specific requirements for onward travel. Masks must be worn on all international flights, including at airports, and limited exemptions from the pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Australian Department of Health website.
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AUSTRALIA: State of Tasmania and Australian Capital Territory (ACT) ease COVID-19 border restrictions

The governments of the Australian state of Tasmania, as well as the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have confirmed that they are further easing COVID-19 restrictions for domestic interstate travel. Among these relaxations, the Tasmanian premier announced yesterday , 18 January, that Greater Brisbane is now downgraded to be classified as ‘medium risk’, meaning travellers from the area are allowed to visit Tasmania. The Greater Sydney area and Wollongong in New South Wales however will remain unchanged as 'medium risk' for the time being. The Tasmanian government has also lifted restrictions for hotspots in the state of Victoria, meaning all travellers from the state are now classified as 'low risk' and can enter Tasmania without having to quarantine. From 22 January, a public health directive for face masks to be worn on commercial flights in Tasmanian airspace, both from interstate and within the state, and at airports, will come into force.
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MOROCCO: Country's government suspends entry to passengers from four additional countries

The country's government confirmed yesterday, 18 January, that it had suspended entry to passengers from Australia, Brazil, Ireland and New Zealand following the discovery of its first imported case of a new variant of COVID-19 first detected in the UK; these measures are in addition to the suspension of entry to UK passengers which was imposed in late December. On 23 December, the country also imposed a nationwide four-week curfew from 21.00 to 06.00 (local time) daily to curb the spread of the virus.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country introduces pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement for arrivals from most countries

The New Zealand Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands. The change will come into force for all flights arriving in New Zealand after 23.59 (NZT) on 25 January, to minimise disruption for those passengers with imminent departures. Other countries will be considered for exclusion if their situations change.
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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.