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On 14 October 2021, armed clashes occurred in Tayouneh and Chiyah (Beirut), involving the exchange of live fire and multiple casualties. Protests are taking place, some of which have turned violent. Avoid protests and if you are caught in civil unrest, stay inside. There are shortages of medicines and fuel, with frequent power outages. Restrictions are in place, including a nightly curfew and closure of some areas and services. You
New Caledonia is subject to lockdowns and curfews at short notice. A Health Pass (Pass Sanitaire), showing proof of vaccination status or a negative PCR-test, is required for people aged 18 years and over to access certain venues during the day. Wearing a face mask is mandatory. Follow the advice of local authorities. Travellers aged 18 years and over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel to New Caledonia.
Cuba has reopened its international airports with strict COVID-19 measures. On arrival, you must show the completed health form provided to you on the flight, pay a health fee in US dollars and be tested for COVID-19. Strict hygiene regulations are in place at tourist resorts, restaurants and shopping venues. Follow the advice of local authorities.
Due to a new wave of COVID-19, Latvia has entered a state of emergency for three months. Under the new rules, restrictions can vary depending on your vaccination status.
To enter Botswana, you
The Auckland and Northland regions and some parts of the Waikato region are at COVID-19 Alert Level 3. The remainder of New Zealand remains at Alert Level 2. From 1 November 2021, if you aren’t a New Zealand citizen, you’ll need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the country. Quarantine free travel between New Zealand and Australia remains paused. You
The US Government has issued a security alert advising citizens to avoid travelling to the Serena Hotel and the surrounding vicinity because of security threats at the Serena Hotel. If you’re at or near the Serena Hotel you should leave immediately.
Entry requirements including transit, for Singapore will be based on your travel history in the last 14 days. The maximum Stay Home Notice (quarantine) period has also been reduced from 14 to 10 days. Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass Holders travelling from Australia are required to quarantine for seven days. From 1 November, all Work Pass Holders, and their dependents, and all Student Pass Holders, must be fully vaccinated before arrival in Singapore. Short term visitors can apply to enter Singapore on an Air Travel Pass (ATP) or a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) if you have been in certain countries/regions in the last 14 days before you arrive in Singapore. A full list of these countries/regions please can be found on the Safe Travel website (see Travel). You can
From 30 October, travellers 12 years and older will need to qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to depart from Canadian airports or travel on VIA Rail or Rocky Mountaineer trains. This will also apply to travellers on cruise ships when the season commences in 2022.
A curfew is currently in place across French Polynesia. Lockdowns and curfews can be enforced and extended at short notice. Specific measures apply to travel to and from French Polynesia according to where you have been or where you are going. Strict measures apply to inter-island travel (see
Brazil is experiencing elevated numbers of COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. If in need of consular assistance contact +55 61 3226 3111. Register or update your details with DFAT if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident seeking to return to Australia (see
To travel to Sri Lanka, you must show a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test report in English when checking in. The test must be taken within 72 hours of your departure or you won
Cafes and restaurants in Kosovo are open with restricted hours and capacity. A negative COVID-19 test, proof of vaccination or recovery from the illness is required for access to indoor public venues, such as shopping centres, cafes and restaurants. Restrictions on public events are in place. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media.
Norway’s entry restrictions depend on the colour-code of COVID-19 risks in the country that you’re travelling from. These colour-codes change frequently. Only citizens and residents of EEA countries, UK, Switzerland or purple-listed countries may enter. You must register within 72 hours prior to arrival in Norway if coming from a country or area that is subject to quarantine, unless you have a valid EU COVID certificate. If you
Facilitated commercial flights from India to Australia have resumed. You
Avoid areas where protests are taking place. Don’t attempt to cross protester roadblocks. Strict lockdown measures due to COVID-19 apply across the country. Wear a face mask in public and follow the advice of local authorities.
The number of international flights to Pakistan has reduced significantly. COVID-19 testing and quarantine regulations have also changed for arriving passengers. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest information.
To travel to Mauritius, you must present proof that you have met various requirements on arrival. This includes evidence of a negative COVID-19 test and proof of health insurance covering COVID-19 treatment. If you’re vaccinated, you must also show proof of your vaccination. You
COVID-19 safety measures are in place throughout Morocco. The Moroccan authorities have eased COVID-19 restrictions. A nationwide curfew from 11pm to 5am is in place and other restrictions apply. Public and private gatherings are now permitted. Inter-regional travel restrictions remain in place. These measures can change at short notice. Contact local authorities and your travel provider for confirmation on entry and/or exit requirements. See
You can travel between regions within Namibia and no permits are required. Namibia has restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A curfew is in place. To enter Namibia, you
Entry rules depend on the country you
Community transmission of COVID-19 continues in Portugal. Portugal has lifted many COVID-19 restrictions as vaccination targets are met. Follow the advice of local authorities. All travellers aged 12 and over must have a negative COVID-19 test or a recognised vaccination certificate, such as the EU Digital Certificate before boarding a flight to Portugal. Individuals aged 12 years and over must show a valid COVID-19 test or recognised vaccination certificate to enter certain venues. Australian vaccination certificates may be accepted for entry into Portugal and into certain public venues (see
Requirements for arriving in the UK depend on where you
Emergency declarations are in place in response to COVID-19. Expect movement restrictions (including curfews), strict enforcement of mask wearing, restrictions on social gatherings and other sanitary measures in public spaces during this time. If you don
To enter or depart the Dominican Republic you must complete an online electronic ticket and show the QR code generated from the ticket at the airport (see Travel). A curfew remains in place across the country. Curfew times vary depending on your location. Further movement restrictions may be implemented at short notice. You could be fined if you don
You can travel to Ireland if you
From 1 October, Chile’s State of Emergency will end. The nationwide curfew and lockdowns will end. Restrictions on masks, social gatherings and border restrictions will continue. If you
Japan’s state of emergency and strict non-emergency measures have been lifted. Restrictions are being eased in stages, depending on the prefecture. Monitor media and be alert to the advice of local authorities.
Switzerland has tightened COVID-19 restrictions. If you
To enter Panama, you must complete an electronic health affidavit and show the QR code generated. You must also present either a negative COVID-19 (PCR or Antigen) test taken 72 hours before travel or proof of full vaccination. Fully vaccinated travellers do not need to complete hotel quarantine on arrival. Unvaccinated travellers from some countries may need to complete quarantine at government approved hotels at their
To enter Honduras, you must complete an online checklist and either present a hard copy negative COVID-19 (PCR or Antigen) test taken 72 hours before travel or proof of full vaccination. A curfew remains in place across the country and times vary depending on your location. Further movement restrictions may be implemented at short notice. If you
Parliamentary elections are scheduled for 10 October. An increase in protests and violence is likely to occur post elections. Restrictions on travel may be put in place around the election period. Follow the advice of local authorities. The security situation throughout Iraq remains volatile. Due to the volatile security environment and the ongoing threat of kidnappings, we advise you to leave Iraq as soon as you are able to do so. If you
Argentina has announced easing of restrictions related to COVID-19. Most of the changes, including a gradual reopening of the borders to non-resident foreigners arriving from neighbouring countries, start on 1 October. Further relaxation of border measures has been announced. Check with local authorities as not all Provinces will implement all the changes.
Saudi Arabia has resumed tourist visas for vaccinated international travellers. You
The political and security situation could get worse suddenly. Avoid large gatherings, remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Mali. The Canadian Embassy can provide emergency consular assistance to Australians in need (see
To enter Tunisia, you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test (with a QR Code), taken less than 72 hours before travel. If you
COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, under a four phase National Recovery Plan. Restrictions vary depending on what phase is in place at your location. Some restrictions are relaxed if you
Large scale violent protests may take place in Colombia. You should avoid demonstrations and monitor local media for updates. Some cities may implement movement restrictions (see ‘Travel’). All foreign citizens can enter Colombia. Colombia no longer requires travellers to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result to enter the country. There is no compulsory quarantine on arrival in Colombia.
You must have evidence of insurance coverage for COVID-19. Local authorities may also need you to install and use the Peduli Lindungi app on arrival. You
Before arriving in the Seychelles, you must apply for a Health Travel Authorisation and provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken in the 72 hours before you travel. You must have valid health insurance to cover for COVID-19 related costs. If you’re coming from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal or Pakistan you’ll have entry restrictions and quarantine requirements on arrival. The Seychelles have implemented a nationwide curfew from 11pm to 4am which includes restrictions on movement and gatherings.
The Solomon Islands has suspended all incoming passenger services from Australia, effective immediately. Flights from Honiara to Brisbane continue to depart every Friday. Follow the Australian High Commission
There have been reports of an attempted coup in Khartoum, Sudan. Remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities (see ‘Safety’).
Lesotho has COVID-19 restrictions in place. If you travel to Lesotho, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of your arrival (see
To enter Peru, you
Nightly curfews continue to be enforced throughout Fiji. Domestic flights and ferries departing and arriving Viti Levu remain suspended. If you
On 19 September a volcanic eruption occurred on the island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands. If you
Laikipia County has been declared a ‘dangerous and disturbed’ area by the Kenyan Government following attacks by armed bandits. The government has launched a security operation. A curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am for Laikipia Nature Conservancy and its neighbourhood. Significant security operations are ongoing in the region, particularly in the Ol Moran area. We recommend against non-essential travel to the county until the situation stabilises. A nationwide curfew and other COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. All public and political gatherings are banned. Adhere to restrictions and follow the advice of authorities. Monitor the media for latest developments on COVID-19.
Denmark’s entry restrictions depend on whether you
Bulgarian authorities have implemented a new system of classification for travellers arriving based on green, orange and red zones. Entry restrictions and other requirements apply. See
COVID-19 restrictions are in place and are subject to change. A curfew is in place. Gatherings are limited. Face masks remain mandatory in public. To enter or exit Zimbabwe, you must have a negative PCR test. This must be from an approved laboratory through the Trusted Travel platform. Quarantine measures apply on arrival. See
Updated COVID-19 restrictions were issued in Rwanda on 1 September. The changes included modified curfew measures in Kigali and elsewhere, and eased conditions under which offices, meetings, restaurants and other venues can continue to operate. Face masks must be worn at all times. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Ongoing changes to restrictions are anticipated. Follow the advice of local authorities.
We advise do not travel (level 4 of 4) to Myanmar due to ongoing civil unrest and armed conflict. There has been a significant increase in the level of violence with many deaths, injuries and arrests. Explosions and attacks are occurring in Yangon and other parts of the country, and have included police stations, ward administration offices township electricity offices, civilian facilities and shops. Police and military vehicles, and security and administrative personnel have been targeted. Maintain heightened security awareness, including for reactions to calls for popular revolt against the military. Avoid facilities and vehicles linked to security forces and military administration, and move away from anything of concern. Avoid all protests and areas of known and possible unrest. Avoid townships under martial law. A curfew is in place. Protocols are in place for Embassy staff movements in Yangon. There have been widespread detentions, including of foreigners. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention. If it
A nationwide curfew is in place between 11pm and 6am. During curfew, you can only leave home for essential work and emergency purposes. If you need to leave home during curfew you
Reduced quarantine requirements may apply if you
Turkish citizens and residents must have proof of either COVID-19 vaccination, recent COVID-19 recovery (linked to the HES code) or a negative PCR test (within 48 hours) for inter-city public transport. These requirements do not apply for foreign tourists. Most businesses have resumed normal operating hours. Some requirements for entering Turkey have changed and depend on where you
Foreign citizens and residents of a limited number of countries, not including Australia, are now allowed to enter Azerbaijan under specific conditions. Only Australian citizens with legal residency in Azerbaijan or a listed country are permitted to enter. There are currently no restrictions on travel within Azerbaijan. Most businesses and services are open including restaurants, cafes, and shopping malls but may require a ‘COVID-19 Passport’ for entry. See ‘Travel’ for details.
Angola is under a ‘state of public calamity’ until further notice. Most shops and services are now allowed to operate with some restrictions.
COVID-19 restrictions are in place for some activities and businesses. The restrictions may change without notice. Limited commercial international and charter flights operate. Most domestic flights remain suspended. On arrival in Mongolia, you must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours. You must also self-isolate for up to 14 days. Movement restrictions between Ulaanbaatar and some provinces are in place. You
You need to provide proof of full vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to enter and exit North Macedonia (see
You must provide a certificate with a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken with 72 hours before arrival. You may also be required to take an additional COVID-19 (PCR) test after seven days from your arrival. Airports are open but international flights are very limited. The land border with Afghanistan is closed until further notice.
COVID-19 remains a risk in Vanuatu. Expect extra health screening measures and mandatory quarantine from 12 September. Dengue remains a risk in Vanuatu. Medical evacuations may be difficult or delayed.
From 1 September, you can travel to Oman if you
Greece has COVID-19 restrictions in place. Restrictions on movement within Greece can change without warning. Masks and social distancing are mandatory in all indoor spaces such as shops and airports. Masks should also be worn outdoors if you
From 1 September you
Violence has continued to escalate and conflict has spread in the northern regions of Ethiopia. The level of advice for the Regional State of Tigray and surrounding areas remains
Vietnam continues to experience local transmission of COVID-19. Nationwide social distancing measures have been implemented in response. Measures vary between provinces and change at short notice. The measures may impact your ability to travel and access essential services. Follow the advice of local authorities. Police and armed forces, in some locations, are enforcing these measures. You could be fined or detained for breaching these rules. Monitor the Australian Embassy
Inbound passenger arrivals to the Cook Islands have been suspended.
Community cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Brunei. Follow the advice of local authorities. Familiarise yourself with local regulations and restrictions. Brunei long-term residents or citizens must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to leave the country. Transit and entry restrictions are in place for visitors until further notice.
Flight options to Australia are extremely limited due to restrictions by third countries on the entry/transit of passengers from Bangladesh. To enter Bangladesh you must present a negative COVID-19 certificate on arrival (regardless of vaccination status) with the test taken within 72 hours of arrival. You
The consulate in Sarajevo is open. Restrictions are in place for entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina. These may change at short notice. COVID-19 measures vary from region to region. If you remain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, follow the advice of local authorities and local media for the latest information.
Restrictions are in place for entry into Slovenia. These may change at short notice (see
Only Tongan citizens and permanent residents can enter Tonga at this time. Most international flights have been cancelled, and options to leave are extremely limited. A state of emergency is in force and activities are restricted to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
You can enter Ukraine if you can provide proof confirming you
Borders remain open, but local regulations and entry restrictions can change at short notice. Keep in contact with your travel provider for the latest information. Follow the advice of local authorities. Austria is accepting certificates issued by other EU member states under the EU Digital Certificate Scheme.
Restrictions are in place for entry into Slovakia. These may change at short notice (see
Most COVID-19 related restrictions have been lifted. Shopping centres, museums and gyms are open. Entertainment and sports events are banned. Restaurants and bars are open, but restaurants, including those in hotels, can only serve customers until 11pm. It
Restrictions are in place for entry into Hungary. These may change at short notice (see
COVID-19 remains a serious health risk, with a high number of infections and the Delta variant detected in Timor-Leste. A State of Emergency is in place and isolation zones apply in several municipalities, including Dili. Some exemptions apply. Mandatory random COVID-19 testing may be required. Entry restrictions apply to all travellers (air, land and sea) and can change with little notice. You must provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. You
Australia is now listed as a ‘medium risk place’. You can
Foreign nationals without a residency permit can
Belize’s borders are open to foreign visitors, except those who have travelled from or transited India or Bangladesh. You must present a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. You must also stay at a designated ‘Gold Standard’ hotel. These requirements apply even if you
On 14 August 2021, an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 occurred near Saint-Louis-du-Sud, Haiti. There is infrastructure damage and hundreds of deaths. Aftershocks could occur and essential services may be disrupted. If you are in the affected area, follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media for updates on the situation. If you are in need of consular assistance, please contact +61 2 6261 3305 for 24/7 support.
To travel to Malta, you must provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test, taken within 72 hours before arrival. You
France has introduced a traffic light-based border control system. Entry and departure from France remain restricted depending on the country and your COVID-19 vaccination status. Unvaccinated travellers are subject to more stringent measures. A Health Pass (Pass Sanitaire), showing proof of vaccination status, serology or a negative PCR-test, is required for people aged 18 years or older to access certain venues, including restaurants, cafes, museums, cinemas, shopping centres and medical institutions (see
Terrorists remain active in Cabo Delgado and attacks on towns in the region are possible. Terrorists are likely to target areas frequented by foreigners or where foreign companies operate and where expatriate staff reside. Australians in Cabo Delgado should leave the area if it is safe to do so. If you decide to remain in the area, maintain heightened security awareness, monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities.
There’s an ongoing high threat of terrorism, with attacks expected to continue. Don
Entry restrictions to Estonia may change at short notice. This includes requirements for PCR testing, self-isolation and evidence of COVID-19 vaccination. If you
Thailand continues to experience local transmission of COVID-19. Wear a mask, practice social distancing and follow government restrictions. Foreigners can only enter Thailand under exceptional circumstances (see
You may be able to travel to the Czech Republic, depending on the country you
Entry requirements to Germany have changed. You can travel to Germany from within the EU and Schengen Area or from a country with a low rate of COVID-19. You must provide either a negative COVID-19 test, or proof of vaccination, or evidence of having recovered from COVID-19. If you
To enter Palau, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Children under 12 years of age are exempt. You must also provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within three days before your departure. You
Visit visas remain suspended. If you have a valid residency visa you can now enter Kuwait. Strict entry conditions apply (see
You can enter Finland without taking a COVID-19 test or having to self-isolate if you’ve been fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. You can also enter Finland without restrictions if you’re coming from an EU or Schengen country or a country classified as
Flights in and out of Belarus are extremely limited. A number of countries have banned the overflight of their airspace by Belarusian airlines. Including all EU member states, the UK and Ukraine. Travel to or from Belarus is only possible through an indirect air route via a country that has not imposed a ban. Belarus has eased some of the entry requirements for foreigners, including for entry through land borders. Travel restrictions due to COVID-19 remain in place (see
All land borders with Colombia and Peru, as well as ports, remain closed, although Ecuadorean nationals and foreign residents may be allowed to enter Ecuador, via Rumichaca and Huaquillas northern and southern borders. To enter Ecuador, you
You must present your COVID-19 risk rating from the
You can travel to Belgium if you’re in the EU and Schengen Area or if you’re in a country listed as ‘green’ or
Entry into Russia, including through land borders, is restricted for most foreign travellers. Residents, close family members of Russian citizens, members of diplomatic missions, essential workers and some other categories of travellers may be allowed to enter. (See
Kyrgyz Republic has reintroduced some COVID-19 restrictions. A negative COVID-19 (PCR) test is required to taken within 72 hours before your arrival. You may be required to take another PCR test upon arrival. Proof of vaccination with some vaccines may also assist entry into Kyrgyz Republic (see
Entry into Croatia is restricted due to COVID-19. You can enter for tourism or compelling personal reasons. Proof is required. A negative test is required if you
Commercial flights to and from Tajikistan remain very limited. Land border crossings are closed to travellers. All international travellers arriving in Tajikistan must provide confirmation of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result, issued within 72 hours of arrival. The test must be a COVID-19 (PCR) swab test. Other test results including antibody tests are not accepted. Face masks are mandatory in public. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Tajikistan to confirm entry requirements.
All international passenger flights to and from Turkmenistan remain suspended, road borders are closed and passenger ferries are cancelled. Only Turkmen citizens, diplomats, permanent residents and essential workers are allowed to enter. All international arrivals are required to take a COVID-19 (PCR) test and undertake 21-day quarantine in a state-run facility. It is compulsory to wear a face mask in public. Inter-regional travel is currently restricted (see
Entry requirements to Serbia have changed. Serbia has expanded the list of recognised foreign vaccination certificates. All travellers from India, regardless of nationality, must quarantine for seven days on arrival. Some in-country COVID-19 restrictions have been loosened. Monitor media and follow the Australian Embassy Facebook page for updates. See
You can travel to Poland if you
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, South Korea has four levels of Social Distancing. Follow local media as levels and restrictions can change frequently. You
Due to COVID-19, FSM has closed its border until further notice. This covers all arrivals by air and sea. Follow the social media accounts of the Australian Embassy in the FSM for updates (see
Avoid protests and demonstrations as they can turn violent. You
Protests may occur in Eswatini and can turn violent. Avoid protests and stay up to date with local developments. A curfew is in place. To enter Eswatini, you need proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your arrival.
Trinidad and Tobago has reopened its borders to travellers fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You
You’ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 72 hours before you arrive in Zambia, using an approved laboratory through the Trusted Travel platform. Quarantine arrangements may depend on your travel arrangements and may change at short notice. If you
The US Government has issued a security alert reminding citizens that extremist groups seek to target locations in Niamey frequented by Westerners. You’re advised to be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution when visiting venues such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants, and hotels. If you
Qatar has updated their travel policy. Entry is now permitted for family visitors, business travellers and tourists who are fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from COVID-19. You must pre-register at least 12 hours before travel and have a negative PCR test within 72 hours before arriving in Qatar. You may also have to do a COVID-19 test on arrival. Stay up to date with current restrictions and the travel policy (see
If you arrive in Egypt from Australia, you
Commercial flights are now operating, but land and sea borders are still closed. You must have approval to enter Sierra Leone. This can be obtained online (see
Bahrain has further refined its COVID-19 measures, including by introducing a traffic light system. Flight options to Australia are unpredictable and may stop without notice.
Samoa has closed its borders, except to returning citizens and residents, or where specific permission is granted. If you
Nepal continues to impose localised lockdowns and restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19, including in Kathmandu. A limited number of international and domestic commercial flights are operating. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the Australian Embassy on Facebook (@australianembassynepal) and Twitter (@AusAmbNP) for regular updates.
Land and sea borders in Burundi are mostly closed except for the movement of goods. There are limited commercial flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport. You must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding your flight when entering the country. On arrival, you must take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate at a hotel of your choice for 24 hours until you receive the test results. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be transferred to treatment facilities at their own cost. Follow the advice of local authorities.
Entry to Malawi from land or air borders is restricted, exceptions apply (see
Some international flights into and from Asmara have resumed but remain limited. Check with your airline. Local authorities have relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. There remains the possibility of curfews, travel restrictions or other measures being re-introduced at short notice. Regularly check the advice of local authorities.
Paraguay is observing ‘smart quarantine
Uruguay has closed all its borders to all travellers, with some exceptions for freight workers and residents. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for updates on flight options for returning to Australia.
To enter Moldova, you
Limited international flights from Algeria have resumed. Domestic flights are operational. On arrival in Algeria you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result, taken in the 36 hours before departure. Further testing applies on arrival (see
To enter Bolivia, you
If you’re flying to the USA you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of your departure or proof that you have recovered from COVID-19 and complete an attestation (see
Due to COVID-19, Marshall Islands has closed its borders until further notice. This covers all arrivals by air and cruise ship. Follow the Australian Embassy in the Marshall Islands social media accounts for regular updates (see
DRC has opened some of its international borders and resumed international flights from Kinshasa N’Djili International Airport and domestic flights from most airports. COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements apply on arrival and prior to departure from the DRC. Contact your airline directly for the latest update and register with the Canadian Embassy in Kinshasa for advice on departure options.
You must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test report in English when checking in for your flight to the Maldives. The test must be conducted within 96 hours of your departure or you
The Nigerian Government has reintroduced a range of COVID-19 related restrictions, including closing event locations, bars and nightclubs, with restaurants to provide eat-in service at 50% capacity only. The 12am to 4am curfew is strictly enforced. Nigeria has banned entry to non-Nigerian passport holders who have travelled to Brazil, India or Turkey in the preceding 14 days. The potential for terrorism and civil unrest continues throughout Nigeria, including major cities like Lagos, Kano and Abuja.
There has been a gradual lift of movement and gathering restrictions for people in Cyprus in possession of a
Various COVID-19 restrictions on movements and gatherings are in place, including wearing a face mask in public. Follow the advice of local authorities on COVID-19 related restrictions. Reduced international commercial flights are available.
North Korea’s borders remain closed due to COVID-19. Tours to North Korea are suspended until further notice.
Hassan Djamous International Airport and land borders have reopened. The security situation following the death of President Idriss Déby remains volatile with a heightened risk of violent conflict and civil unrest in all parts of the country. If you
COVID-19 is present in Venezuela. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus, including community-wide quarantines. Road travel between Venezuelan states is banned, with roadblocks in place and limited internal flights. Many international flight routes have been suspended. Commercial flights to and from Venezuela remain very limited. Australia doesn
Jamaica requires travellers aged 12 years or more to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to the travel date (see Travel).
Lockdowns, movement restrictions and curfews have been imposed in various locations throughout Cambodia to slow the spread of COVID-19. Monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities as lockdowns, curfews and other movement restrictions can change rapidly. COVID-19 entry restrictions and public health measures remain in place (See
Direct flights between China and Australia are limited. You may be permitted to enter China with a valid Chinese residence permit. If despite our advice you travel to China, you
Some COVID-19 protocols and restrictions are in place in Bhutan. You should maintain social distancing, wear a mask, maintain hand hygiene and follow the advice of local authorities. For emergency health services call 112.
You can enter Armenia with a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than three days before your arrival. If you arrive without a test result, you
Non-Macau residents may enter Macau provided they hold a valid visa and have not travelled outside mainland China in the 21 days prior to their intended arrival in Macau. If you intend to travel to Macau, read the Smartraveller advice for China. All arrivals into Macau will need to provide a valid negative COVID-19 test (nucleic acid test) and may be required to undergo medical screening or medical observation at a designated venue. Restrictions may change at short notice. Additional entry restrictions and medical screenings may apply if you
COVID-19 is widespread in South Sudan. If you
Foreigners are currently not allowed to enter Laos, except in very limited circumstances. To enter, you
Restrictions are in place for travel to Mauritania, including a requirement to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than five days before travel. You
Gabon has partially reopened its borders, allowing a limited number of flights each week. It
Protests and rioting are taking place in Dakar. Remain vigilant and avoid large gatherings and demonstrations (see
International commercial flights to Côte d’Ivoire have resumed. All land and sea borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You
COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Limited international commercial flights to Burkina Faso have resumed. All land borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You
International commercial flights to Liberia have resumed. All land borders remain closed. Ports have reopened. You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before you arrive. On arrival you
Airlines have restarted limited regular commercial flights to and from Guyana. You must present results of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken up to seven days before arrival. If your test is taken within 72 hours before arrival, you
A nationwide State of Emergency is in force. The Central African Republic
International flights are operating into and out of the Bahamas, but flight availability remains restricted. There are special requirements for entry to The Bahamas including applying for a health visa prior to arrival (see Travel).
Djibouti has implemented measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you
Visas to enter Benin are restricted. You
Commercial flights out of Nicaragua have resumed. Where flights do become available, book directly with the airline. If you plan to enter Nicaragua, you must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken within 72 hours of entry or 96 hours before entry if you
To enter El Salvador, you must present either a hard copy negative COVID-19 (PCR or Antigen) test taken 72 hours before travel or proof of full vaccination. If you
The Gambia has closed all air, sea and land borders. There are currently no commercial flights operating. There
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