Basic Travel Insurance

Looking for simple holiday insurance? Get covered for all the essentials with Woolworths Basic Travel Insurance. With cover for cancellations, luggage and personal belongings, as well as unlimited cover for overseas emergency medical expenses, you can get on with enjoying the journey.

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What does Basic Travel Insurance cover?

cover for cancellation fees

Cancellation or amendment fees

Cover for cancellation fees and amendment fees, such as deposits lost if your travel plans are cut short for reasons beyond your control

  • Free travel insurance for kids=
    Children and dependants under 21 are covered for free when travelling with an eligible insured adult
  • Lost luggage and personal items
    Cover for lost, stolen or damaged luggage and personal items


Unlimited overseas emergency medical expenses

Cover for overseas emergency hospital, medical and ambulance expenses, as well as emergency dental costs up to $500 per person

  • 24/7 Overseas medical assistance
    Get access to an emergency assistance team if you injure yourself or become sick during your trip

  • Personal liability cover
    Personal legal liability cover in the case of injury or damage to others or their property

Smart Traveller

  • Armenia

    30 Sep 2020

    Due to ongoing military action in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Armenian authorities have introduced martial law. This includes prohibiting mass gatherings, curbs on spreading information and provides extra powers for police and other civil authorities to enforce public safety and order. Monitor the media for developments and follow the advice of local authorities. A nationwide “quarantine” regime is also in place. This requires face masks to be worn in all public areas and enforces social distancing and hygiene rules. The ban on foreign nationals entering Armenia has been lifted. Travellers permitted to enter Armenia are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days or submit to a COVID-19 (PCR) test. You may obtain the test at a private medical centre for a fee.

  • Kuwait

    30 Sep 2020

    Kuwait is in official mourning following the passing of His Highness the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah. Government offices and businesses are closed for three days of official mourning from 29 September to 1 October 2020. Monitor local authorities for further advice.

  • Gabon

    30 Sep 2020

    Gabon has partially reopened its borders, allowing a limited number of flights each week. It

  • Malaysia

    30 Sep 2020


  • New Zealand

    30 Sep 2020

    A Managed Isolation Allocation System is being introduced on 5 October 2020. You

  • Serbia

    30 Sep 2020

    Dual nationals travelling on their Serbian passport need to undertake a self-assessment online (see Travel) before arriving in Serbia. Foreigners who are resident in Serbia and entering Serbia from Croatia, Montenegro, or Bosnia and Herzegovina will need to report to a local COVID-19 clinic within 24 hours of arrival. If you

  • Kenya

    30 Sep 2020

    International flights have resumed into and out of Kenya. Earlier visa rules allowing you to stay in Kenya after your visa expired ended on 14 September. You need to make arrangements to leave Kenya within 14 days of your visa expiring or apply for a resident permit or pass. If you travel to Kenya despite our advice, you

  • Philippines

    30 Sep 2020

    The Philippines has implemented quarantine measures and restrictions for COVID-19 throughout the country, which change regularly. You should ensure you understand the requirements where you are staying. It

  • Netherlands

    30 Sep 2020

    You can enter the Netherlands if you

  • Azerbaijan

    29 Sep 2020

    Due to ongoing military action in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Azerbaijani authorities have introduced Martial Law from 28 September until further notice. A curfew has been introduced across Azerbaijan from 9pm to 6am. Some flights have also been cancelled. Contact your travel agent or airline for the latest details. You must wear a facemask in public. You could be fined if you don

  • Seychelles

    29 Sep 2020

    Seychelles airport has re-opened to commercial passenger flights. You

  • Hong Kong

    29 Sep 2020

    COVID-19 remains a risk in Hong Kong. Practice social distancing and wear a face mask in public spaces and on public transport. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor media for the latest (see

  • Nigeria

    29 Sep 2020


  • Cyprus

    29 Sep 2020

    Entry requirements vary depending on where you

  • Latvia

    29 Sep 2020

    Travellers from within the EU and a small number of other countries, including Australia, can now enter Latvia. Depending on COVID-19 infection rates in the country from which you’re travelling, you may be required to self-isolate for 10 or 14 days. You will also have to complete a registration form on arrival (see Travel).

  • Mauritius

    29 Sep 2020

    Mauritius will reopen its international borders from 1 October. If you

  • Madagascar

    29 Sep 2020


  • China

    29 Sep 2020

    Direct flights between China and Australia have significantly reduced. You may be permitted to enter China with a valid Chinese residence permit. If despite our advice you travel to China, you must provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to flying and you’ll be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine on arrival. These requirements may change at short notice. Contact your nearest Chinese embassy/consulate or your airline to confirm. If you’re already in China, and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Authorities have detained foreigners because they

  • Peru

    29 Sep 2020

    Peru is observing a state of emergency. Curfews are in place and international borders remain closed. If you

  • Italy

    28 Sep 2020

    If you

  • Cook Islands

    28 Sep 2020

    The Cook Islands has declared itself COVID-19 free, but its borders remain closed to incoming passengers unless they are Cook Islands nationals. You must have been in New Zealand for 14 days before you arrive, and will also need to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Its maritime borders are closed to all except pre-approved cargo vessels. For updates, go to the Cook Islands Ministry of Health website.

  • Belgium

    28 Sep 2020

    If you

  • Russia

    25 Sep 2020

    Foreign nationals arriving in Russia, including transit passengers, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result dated less than 72 hours prior to travel. If you

  • Tunisia

    25 Sep 2020

    All visitors to Tunisia, regardless of where you arrive from, will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test in the 72 hours before your departure, and not more than 120 hours before you arrive in Tunisia. Other entry requirements vary depending on your country of residence, with country classifications updated weekly. If you travel to Tunisia despite our advice, you may need to spend time in quarantine. Other restrictions apply (see Travel). You must wear a face mask in public and in workplaces. Follow the advice of local authorities.

  • France

    25 Sep 2020

    France has introduced a new alert system to impose greater restrictions in areas with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, higher circulation of the virus and higher vulnerability. You must still wear a mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors in areas of high vulnerability across France. Restrictions can change at short notice. Travel to France from some countries is currently permitted. You may need to present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) at boarding or undertake mandatory testing on arrival at the airport. You may be denied entry to France. A voluntary quarantine period applies to certain travellers (see

  • Belarus

    25 Sep 2020

    Large demonstrations are occurring following the Presidential election. Protesters have clashed with security forces. There has been casualties and protesters have been detained. Further demonstrations could occur without notice and turn violent. Avoid the area and follow the advice of local authorities.

  • Colombia

    25 Sep 2020

    International flights have restarted in Colombia and foreign citizens are allowed to enter the country. Before you enter or leave Colombia, you must complete an online form and download the CoronApp for health monitoring (see Travel). If you

  • Norway

    25 Sep 2020

    Norway has border restrictions in place and only residents of EU/EEA and Schengen countries may enter. Borders are otherwise closed to foreign travellers who don

  • Iceland

    25 Sep 2020


  • Slovenia

    25 Sep 2020

    You can enter Slovenia from countries with a low COVID-19 risk. Depending on where you

  • Denmark

    25 Sep 2020

    Denmark has border restrictions in place and foreign travellers aren

  • Chile

    24 Sep 2020

    An overnight curfew is in place between 11pm and 5am. Some areas of Chile are moving out of quarantine, but our consular services remain limited. You can

  • Mauritania

    24 Sep 2020

    Flights into and from Mauritania are available, although limited. Contact your airline or travel provider for further information. The night curfew has been lifted. Local authorities recommend that you avoid public gatherings, maintain social distancing and wear a mask.

  • Lebanon

    24 Sep 2020

    The 4 August explosions have caused widespread damage and casualties in Beirut. Hospitals are under strain. Protests are taking place in Beirut, some of which have turned violent. Avoid protests and Beirut’s port area. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are increasing. Local authorities have announced restrictions including a night-time curfew and closure of some venues. Masks are mandatory in public; you’ll be fined if you don’t wear one. Monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities. Remain alert and contact your family and friends to let them know you’re safe. If you’re unable to reach them or need urgent consular assistance call the Embassy or our 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305.

  • United Arab Emirates

    24 Sep 2020

    If you

  • New Caledonia

    24 Sep 2020

    A second independence referendum will be held on 4 October 2020. Avoid all demonstrations, protests, large public gatherings and roadblocks that may occur ahead of, during or after the vote and follow the advice of local authorities. New Caledonia has lifted COVID-19 measures but you can only enter if you

  • Saudi Arabia

    23 Sep 2020

    Saudi Arabia has commenced a phased re-opening of land, air and sea ports. To enter or depart Saudi Arabia, you

  • Nepal

    23 Sep 2020

    Nepal has imposed restrictions in affected districts across the country to prevent and control COVID-19. Limited international commercial flights are now operating. Foreign tourists will be allowed to enter Nepal from 17 October for mountain treks. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the Australian Embassy on Facebook (@australianembassynepal) and Twitter (@AusAmbNP) for regular updates.

  • Oman

    23 Sep 2020

    International flights are scheduled to resume from 1 October. Check with your airline for the latest information. You

  • Guatemala

    22 Sep 2020

    La Aurora and Mundo Maya international airports have reopened. A negative PCR test dated no more than 72 hours before the date of your arrival is mandatory for entry into Guatemala. This test doesn

  • South Africa

    22 Sep 2020

    South Africa is at

  • El Salvador

    22 Sep 2020

    The international airport in San Salvador has reopened for regular commercial flights. You

  • Namibia

    22 Sep 2020

    Namibia is no longer in lockdown and domestic travel in and out of the Khomas region, including the municipal areas of Windhoek, Okahandja and Rehoboth is permitted. If you go out in public you’ll be required to wear a face mask at all times. If you travel to Namibia despite our advice, you

  • Indonesia

    21 Sep 2020

    Indonesia’s Directorate General of Immigration (DGI) is no longer automatically extending expired visas or stay permits under COVID-19 emergency arrangements. DGI advises holders of expired visas or stay permits in Indonesia to apply immediately so that a valid one can be issued before the end of the grace period on 5 October 2020. If you

  • Bahrain

    21 Sep 2020

    Visas will now be issued on arrival for citizens of select countries. You must undergo a COVID-19 test on arrival, at your own expense, and remain in quarantine until the results are available. Flight options to Australia are unpredictable and may stop without notice.

  • Spain

    18 Sep 2020

    COVID−19 control measures are in place throughout the country. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice. Social distancing and other health-related measures, including the use of face masks, vary by region. You can be fined if you don

  • Tonga

    18 Sep 2020

    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.

  • Jordan

    18 Sep 2020

    Jordan’s international airport has reopened to limited scheduled flights. If you fly there despite our advice, you

  • Ghana

    18 Sep 2020

    Ghana’s borders are open to international air travel. If you travel despite our advice, you must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) and you

  • Turkey

    17 Sep 2020

    Turkey has largely reopened its international land, sea and air borders. Many scheduled international flights have resumed. Everyone arriving into Turkey will be subject to medical checks. The wearing of face masks is mandatory at all times outside the home throughout Turkey. Localised lockdowns or curfews may be in place. See

  • Mongolia

    17 Sep 2020

    Mongolia has border restrictions in place until further notice. If travelling to Mongolia, you

  • Morocco

    17 Sep 2020

    Morocco is under a State of Emergency. Entry to Morocco is restricted (See Travel). If you

  • Mozambique

    16 Sep 2020

    Terrorism is a threat in Mozambique. In mid-August, insurgents attacked and seized control of the port town of Mocimboa da Praia. Terrorists are likely to target westerners and western interests, particularly in Cabo Delgado province. Do not travel to Cabo Delgado due to the threat of terrorism, and ongoing clashes between armed groups and security forces. Movement restrictions across Mozambique

  • Timor-Leste

    15 Sep 2020

    Entry restrictions apply to all travellers. If you travel to Timor-Leste, you

  • Estonia

    15 Sep 2020

    If you travel to Estonia from a country at high risk from COVID-19, you may undertake a COVID-19 test, for a fee, to shorten your period of self-isolation. Estonia updates weekly the list of countries for which a 14-day self-quarantine requirement is imposed (see

  • Israel and the Palestinian Territories

    15 Sep 2020

    You won

  • Portugal

    15 Sep 2020

    Portugal permits Australians to enter from some destinations, but rules vary depending on where your flight originates and transits. Portugal has raised the emergency response level across the country (excluding the Islands of the Azores and Madeira) to State of Contingency in response to the spread of COVID-19. Strict hygiene and social distancing rules are in place, including gathering limits and compulsory use of masks on public transport and in shops and other public spaces. Measures change often. Monitor and follow the advice of local authorities.

  • United States of America

    14 Sep 2020

    Protests and demonstrations continue in several US cities. Avoid areas where protests are occurring due to the ongoing potential for violence. Monitor the media for information and updates. Follow the instructions of local authorities. COVID-19 remains a serious health risk. Various restrictions and public health measures are in place and vary by location. Follow the instructions of local authorities, including those related to quarantine, self-isolation, social-distancing and the wearing of masks. Monitor the Embassy website for further COVID-19 related information (see Local Contacts).

  • Belize

    14 Sep 2020


  • Rwanda

    14 Sep 2020

    Kigali International Airport is open for commercial flights. If you travel to Rwanda despite our advice, you

  • Burundi

    14 Sep 2020

    Commercial flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport are suspended. There are some emergency flights taking place. Land borders have reopened, although there have been difficulties reported in crossings. Tight restrictions are in place at land border and they may close without warning. You must get a visa from a Burundi diplomatic mission before entering. You must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or you

  • Trinidad and Tobago

    14 Sep 2020

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  • Lithuania

    14 Sep 2020

    Lithuania has restricted visitors entering, unless you’re coming from an approved country. You may be required to self-isolate for 14 days, and provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken in the 72 hours before you arrive. You

  • Vietnam

    11 Sep 2020

    Vietnam has implemented nationwide social distancing measures in response to COVID-19. These measures may vary between provinces and change at short notice. There are strict quarantine measures for new COVID-19 cases in Danang and mandatory health declarations for travellers from the affected provinces in the last 14 days. You can leave Danang, however if you

  • Montenegro

    11 Sep 2020

    Montenegro has eased some COVID-19 restrictions, including entry requirements, if you

  • Sudan

    10 Sep 2020

    Parts of Sudan have experienced heavy rainfall and flooding. Sudan is also experiencing an outbreak of Cholera and vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV). Some international flights into and from Sudan have resumed. There

  • United Kingdom

    10 Sep 2020

    If you intend to leave the UK but aren

  • Vanuatu

    10 Sep 2020

    Vanuatu’s State of Emergency has been extended to 31 December 2020. All ports of entry are currently closed, except with approval of local authorities. Limited flights to and from Australia are being managed by the Government of Vanuatu. Inter-island travel by air is operating, but may change or be suspended at short notice. If you

  • Czech Republic

    10 Sep 2020

    Face masks are compulsory inside public buildings, on all public transport, including privately run coaches and in taxis. If you

  • Austria

    10 Sep 2020

    Non-EU citizens or residents who arrive from outside the EU and the Schengen area are not allowed to enter Austria. Exceptions may apply depending on where you are travelling from and your reason for travel, with additional entry requirements to be followed. Entry restrictions are subject to change and may do so at short notice. Austria has implemented COVID-19 restrictions on a regional basis using a four-colour traffic light system. You must comply with hygiene and social distancing measures at all times. The level of restrictions in place are reviewed weekly and may differ from region to region. Follow the advice of local authorities.

  • Taiwan

    10 Sep 2020

    You can transit Taiwan, but conditions apply. You can only enter Taiwan if you

  • Samoa

    9 Sep 2020

    Samoa has closed its borders, except to returning citizens and residents. Samoan authorities have suspended flights between Samoa and Australia until further notice. Australians wishing to leave Samoa can register with the Australian High Commission at to receive information on flights out.

  • Palau

    9 Sep 2020

    All commercial passenger flights to and from Palau have been suspended until further notice. If you’re in Palau, make arrangements for an extended stay and take care to minimise your risk to COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you’re safe and well.

  • Marshall Islands

    9 Sep 2020

    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 Pohnpei social media accounts for regular updates. See Local contacts for links.

  • Malawi

    8 Sep 2020

    Malawi has declared a state of disaster in response to COVID-19. The International Airport in Lilongwe has reopened but flights are infrequent. To enter Malawi, you must produce a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 10 days before you arrive in country. You

  • Federated States of Micronesia

    8 Sep 2020

    Due to COVID-19, FSM has suspended entry of all incoming passengers until further notice. If you travel despite our advice, travel restrictions vary between FSM states or may change at short notice. Contact your travel provider for details.

  • Guam

    8 Sep 2020

    Follow the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei social media accounts for regular updates. (See Local contacts for links.) If you travel to Guam, despite our advice, you

  • Fiji

    8 Sep 2020

    A curfew is in place in Fiji from 11pm to 4am. Social gatherings are limited to 100 people or fewer. If you want to get home to Australia, there are weekly flights via Auckland. There are no other commercial flights. For entry into Fiji, you

  • Djibouti

    7 Sep 2020

    Djibouti has implemented measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You

  • Central African Republic

    7 Sep 2020

    If you

  • Ethiopia

    7 Sep 2020

    A State of Emergency is in place in Ethiopia. Restrictions apply to all gatherings, as well as to the number of people allowed in vehicles and on public transport. You must wear a mask when outside. You

  • Brunei Darussalam

    7 Sep 2020

    Brunei has transit and entry restrictions for visitors until further notice. If you

  • Eritrea

    7 Sep 2020

    The Eritrean Government has directed all citizens to remain in their homes. The International Airport in Asmara is now closed until further notice.

  • Botswana

    7 Sep 2020

    Botswana declared a State of Emergency to address the risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice. The movement of all people outside of the home is restricted to essential services and the transport of essential goods. No foreign nationals will be allowed to enter Botswana. Botswana nationals and residents returning from high-risk countries will be allowed to enter the country and will be subject to a mandatory 14-days quarantine at a dedicated facility. All flights in and out have been suspended and most border posts have been closed. The Government has issued advice that masks/face coverings must be worn in public places, businesses and common areas of residential buildings. No visas are currently being issued to enter Botswana. Follow the Australian High Commission

  • Papua New Guinea

    4 Sep 2020

    PNG may impose additional restrictions due to COVID-19, including lockdowns, at short notice. A curfew is in place between midnight and 5am in the National Capital District in Port Moresby. Masks or face coverings are mandatory in enclosed public spaces, aircraft and public transport. There is a maximum limit of 50 people gathering in public spaces. Domestic air travel is limited to essential purposes only. You can

  • Moldova

    4 Sep 2020

    From 1 September, foreigners from

  • India

    4 Sep 2020

    The incidence of COVID−19 in India continues to increase. If you

  • Uruguay

    3 Sep 2020

    Uruguay has closed its borders to foreigners apart from legal residents and pre-authorised foreigners. Upon arrival, you must present a negative coronavirus (PCR) test result taken a maximum of 72 hours before boarding at origin, and undergo a mandatory minimum 7 day quarantine. If you want to leave, there are some routine commercial flights scheduled. Contact the airline or your travel provider for more details. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Uruguay.

  • Egypt

    3 Sep 2020

    There is a nationwide partial curfew from 12am to 4am. Restrictions are in place and face masks are mandatory in public places. International flights resumed in July, but options remain limited. Some airlines have semi-regular flights out of Egypt. Contact your airline for information. If you travel to Egypt despite our advice, you

  • Paraguay

    3 Sep 2020

    Paraguay continues to observe ‘smart quarantine’ measures. A number of lock down measures have been reinstated in Asuncion and Central districts due to a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. Borders remain closed until further notice. Intermittent charter flights are expected to continue through September. Flight information and updates will be shared using the Embassy’s social media accounts (see

  • Bolivia

    3 Sep 2020

    A nationwide curfew is in place from Monday to Friday between 8pm - 5am. Vehicles and foot traffic can circulate between 5am - 4pm on weekends. Local authorities may impose additional restrictions, including on movement of people, depending on the risk level of the town or city. International airports have resumed selected services. International land borders remained closed. Observe social distancing and use face masks when in public. If you

  • Myanmar

    2 Sep 2020

    A Stay-at-Home order is in place for Rakhine State and several Yangon Townships. Further movement restrictions, including curfews and quarantines, may be introduced in other parts of the country at short notice. Follow the advice of local authorities, including compulsory wearing of masks, and monitor media closely. International commercial flights into Myanmar remain suspended until 30 September. There are limited flights departing Yangon. Contact you airline or travel agent directly.

  • Bulgaria

    1 Sep 2020

    There’s an Emergency Epidemic situation in Bulgaria until at least the end of September. If you’re travelling from a country with a higher COVID-19 risk, you may be denied entry to Bulgaria. Depending on your country of departure, you may be subject to quarantine measures and may need to present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken no more than 72 hours before you travel (see Travel). If you transit through Bulgaria, you

  • Zambia

    1 Sep 2020

    International airports are now open. If you fly to Zambia despite our advice, you’ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 14 days before you arrive. Quarantine arrangements may depend on your travel arrangements and may change at short notice. Contact your nearest Zambian Embassy or Consulate for details.

  • Hungary

    1 Sep 2020

    From 1 September, if you

  • Ukraine

    31 Aug 2020

    Ukraine has closed its borders to foreigners until 28 September, with some exceptions (see

  • Benin

    31 Aug 2020

    Visas to enter Benin are restricted. You

  • Singapore

    31 Aug 2020

    Only Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, or holders of a

  • Croatia

    31 Aug 2020

    Travel to Croatia is restricted for non-EU nationals due to COVID-19. Some exemptions may apply. If you

  • Brazil

    28 Aug 2020

    Brazil has extended the temporary closure of its land and sea borders, but is allowing entry by air, if you can show proof of valid health insurance executed in Portuguese or English with a minimum coverage of BR30,000 for your visit (see ‘Travel’ and ‘COVID-19’ for details). The incidence of COVID-19 in Brazil remains high. Consider whether you have enough support and access to effective health services if you

  • Cambodia

    27 Aug 2020

    To enter Cambodia you’ll need a visa and and proof of health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment. You

  • Germany

    26 Aug 2020

    Germany has lifted entry restrictions from a small number of third countries with low rates of COVID-19. If you

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    26 Aug 2020

    Restrictions are in place for entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina, these could change at short notice. EU nationals have to present a medical certificate confirming COVID-19 negative status not older than 48 hours upon entry. Transit through Bosnia and Herzegovina is possible without the need for a negative PCR test (see

  • French Polynesia

    25 Aug 2020

    Enforceable social distancing measures are in place. You have to follow strict pre-departure and registration processes. You must wear a face mask in certain public spaces and on public transport. Fines may apply.

  • Afghanistan

    24 Aug 2020

    International flights are operating to and from Kabul. Be aware that flights can be postponed or cancelled at short notice. If you

  • Argentina

    24 Aug 2020

    Argentina continues to observe lockdown restrictions until further notice. Provincial and local authorities have relaxed some restrictions in certain provinces, including in the city and province of Buenos Aires, which has permitted certain activities, including individual sports. However, other provinces have brought back tougher restrictions. Intermittent charter flights may continue into October.

  • Chad

    21 Aug 2020

    There are limited commercial flights into and from N

  • Zimbabwe

    21 Aug 2020

    Zimbabwe is currently in lockdown. During this time, you

  • Ecuador

    20 Aug 2020

    The National Public Health Emergency remains in place and you must wear a face covering in public. Municipalities can tailor and enforce COVID-19 regulations and restrictions and you could be fined for violating measures. Limited commercial flights in and out of Ecuador are available, but all land borders with Peru and Colombia remain closed. If you travel to Ecuador despite our advice, you

  • Malta

    20 Aug 2020

    Malta has restricted visitors entering, unless you

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    19 Aug 2020

    DRC has opened some of its international borders and resumed international flights from Kinshasa N’Djili International Airport and domestic flights from most airports. Contact your airline directly for the latest update and register with the Canadian Embassy in Kinshasa for advice on departure options.

  • Iraq

    19 Aug 2020

    Iraq has implemented a range of measures in response to COVID-19, including travel restrictions, lockdowns and curfews. International flights have resumed at reduced capacity, but these can be postponed or cancelled at short notice. If you

  • Greece

    19 Aug 2020

    A curfew from midnight to 7am is in place for bars and restaurants in some mainland areas and islands. Face masks are mandatory in all indoor retail and public service spaces. Entry requirements are in place due to COVID-19. Check arrival protocols in the Travel section.

  • Mali

    19 Aug 2020

    There has been political unrest and reports of gunfire in Bamako and surrounding areas. The situation remains uncertain and could deteriorate quickly. Remain indoors, monitor local media for latest developments and follow the directions of local authorities. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Mali.

  • Romania

    19 Aug 2020


  • Eswatini

    19 Aug 2020


  • Macau

    18 Aug 2020

    You won

  • Costa Rica

    18 Aug 2020

    Costa Rica has lifted entry restrictions for a small number of countries with low rates of COVID-19. Travellers who can prove they spent at least 14 days in selected 44 countries (see Travel) and travel directly by air to Costa Rica will be allowed to enter. You

  • Honduras

    18 Aug 2020

    International flights departing Honduras have resumed. Book directly with the airlines and arrive at the airport early. When leaving Honduras, you need to complete a pre-immigration check online (see Travel) through the Honduran National Institute of Migration website. When travelling to the airport, you can show your flight ticket if local authorities ask to see your letter of

  • Tanzania

    18 Aug 2020


  • Solomon Islands

    14 Aug 2020

    International flights into and out of Solomon Islands are cancelled. Follow the Australian High Commission

  • Pakistan

    14 Aug 2020

    Restrictions on international flights to and from Pakistan and domestic flights within Pakistan have been lifted. Contact your airline or travel agent for the latest information.

  • Panama

    14 Aug 2020

    Commercial flights leaving Panama have resumed. Book directly with the airlines. Check US and Canadian entry or transit requirements. To transit through Canada, you’ll need evidence of an onward connecting flight. If you secure a flight out, you may need to show authorities a letter of ‘salvoconducto’ (safe passage) to get to the airport. Contact the Australian Consulate in Panama City (see Local contacts). If you

  • Mexico

    13 Aug 2020

    Mexico has declared a

  • Algeria

    12 Aug 2020

    Algeria has closed its borders until further notice. Measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, including curfews, are in place in large cities and provinces. These may change at short notice. You must wear a mask in public spaces, including places of work.

  • Bhutan

    12 Aug 2020

    Bhutan has introduced a nationwide lockdown until further notice. The local authorities have closed schools, offices and commercial establishments, and will only allow authorised services to operate during the lockdown. If you

  • Haiti

    11 Aug 2020

    Borders have reopened along with international airports in Port Au Prince and Cap Haitien. Several airlines have resumed a limited flight schedule. Haitian authorities have lifted the state of emergency but measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 remain in place (see Travel). The general security situation remains volatile.

  • Guyana

    11 Aug 2020

    There are still no scheduled flights to and from Guyana. Only some charter flights have been allowed to enter and depart. If you

  • Cameroon

    11 Aug 2020

    Restrictions on movements and gatherings are gradually easing, but it

  • Poland

    10 Aug 2020

    Poland’s borders are now open to EU citizens, but unless you meet one of the exemption categories, entry for non-EU citizens remains unchanged. Further restrictions may be imposed in some local regions if case numbers rise (see Travel). If you

  • Canada

    10 Aug 2020

    Foreign nationals aren

  • Switzerland

    10 Aug 2020

    You can enter Switzerland from the Schengen area and directly from other specified countries (see Travel). You can also enter if you have a particular right to be in Switzerland, such as having a residence permit. EU/EFTA and UK citizens and their families, irrespective of nationality, can also enter. However, if you

  • Somalia

    7 Aug 2020

    Somalia has resumed international and domestic flights. If despite our advice you travel to Somalia, you

  • Bangladesh

    6 Aug 2020

    To contain the spread of COVID-19, Bangladesh has implemented a range of measures, including localised lockdowns and curfews. Although some international commercial flights have resumed, seats remain limited. To travel into or out of the country, you’ll need a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before boarding your flight. These and other entry or exit measures may change at short notice. Follow the advice of the local authorities and contact your airline directly for the latest update.

  • Niger

    6 Aug 2020

    A state of emergency is in place. All land borders are closed. International flights are operating. If travelling into or out of Niger by air, you

  • Iran

    4 Aug 2020

    There is widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in Iran. There have been many deaths. If despite our advice you travel to Iran, you

  • Thailand

    2 Aug 2020

    Incoming passenger flights are suspended. Foreigners can

  • Dominican Republic

    31 Jul 2020

    To enter the Dominican Republic, you

  • Qatar

    30 Jul 2020

    If you normally reside in Qatar but are currently overseas, you can apply to return to Qatar from 1 August. If you

  • Nicaragua

    30 Jul 2020

    Commercial flights out of Nicaragua are mostly suspended. Flight schedules and border restrictions are changing at short notice. Follow the Australian Embassy in Mexico on social media for flight updates. 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 prior to entry or 96 hours prior to entry if you

  • The Bahamas

    30 Jul 2020

    International flights are operating into and out of the Bahamas, but flight availability is restricted. The Bahamas has a state of public emergency in place and other COVID-19 measures are in force. If you travel to The Bahamas, you

  • Kosovo

    30 Jul 2020

    There are overnight curfews in several municipalities. You must wear a face mask when outside. Land borders are open but you may have to do a health check at the border. Pristina airport is open. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media.

  • Finland

    28 Jul 2020

    Finland now permits entry for residents from some countries assessed to be low COVID-19 risk. If you

  • Ireland

    28 Jul 2020

    If you

  • Georgia

    27 Jul 2020

    Regular international passenger flights remain suspended and Georgia

  • Japan

    24 Jul 2020

    If you

  • Syria

    24 Jul 2020

    If you

  • North Macedonia

    24 Jul 2020

    North Macedonia’s borders are open to Australian citizens and flights have resumed. Transits through North Macedonia are possible. Make sure you can enter the country you are transiting to. This information may change at short notice. Monitor local media for updates.

  • The Gambia

    23 Jul 2020

    The Gambia has closed all air, sea and land borders. There are currently no commercial flights operating. There

  • Jamaica

    14 Jul 2020

    You must get a

  • Sweden

    9 Jul 2020

    Sweden is allowing entry to residents of several countries. Global travel continues to be impacted by COVID-19 and remains unpredictable. Your plans may be disrupted at short notice. Be aware of the risks of travelling at this time and make informed decisions by regularly checking the advice of local authorities.

  • Maldives

    9 Jul 2020

    There are limited commercial flights in and out of the Maldives. Flight schedules continue to change at short notice. If you’re in Maldives, follow the Maldive tourism and health guidelines and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19.

  • Sri Lanka

    9 Jul 2020

    Commercial passenger flights to Sri Lanka remain suspended. Flights to depart the country are limited and schedules may change at short notice. Contact your airline or the Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority directly to determine your available options. If you’re in Sri Lanka, always wear a face mask in public places and follow the advice of local authorities.

  • Angola

    6 Jul 2020

    Angola is under a ‘state of public calamity’ until further notice. Most shops and services are now allowed to operate with some restrictions. If you

  • Libya

    24 Jun 2020

    If you

  • Côte d

    17 Jun 2020

    All commercial flights have been suspended and land and sea borders are closed. Expect movement restrictions. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Côte d

  • Burkina Faso

    12 Jun 2020

    Burkina Faso

  • Senegal

    12 Jun 2020

    Senegal is under a State of Emergency. A curfew is in place between 11pm and 5am. You may face penalties if you break curfew. There

  • Uganda

    4 Jun 2020


  • Albania

    4 Jun 2020

    Albania has reopened its borders and you

  • South Korea (Republic of Korea)

    27 May 2020

    Foreign nationals residing in South Korea on most types of long-term visas will need to apply for a re-entry permit before undertaking any travel out of South Korea. If you leave without a re-entry permit, you

  • Laos

    20 May 2020

    Foreigners are currently not allowed to enter Laos except in very limited circumstances (see

  • Lesotho

    15 May 2020

    Lesotho has declared a national emergency and is currently under a state of lockdown. Hygiene protocols have been implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19. The border with South Africa is closed. If you can

  • Kyrgyz Republic

    14 May 2020

    Local authorities have implemented enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak. These include temporary border closures, flight cancellations, medical checks at international borders. Anyone entering Kyrgyz Republic will be subject to three days mandatory quarantine in state facilities. If you don

  • Cuba

    13 May 2020

    The Cuban Government has ordered all tourists to leave. Most commercial flights out of Cuba have been suspended, but airlines may organise non-scheduled flights at short notice. Follow @AusEmbMex (Twitter and Facebook) for updates. If you can

  • South Sudan

    12 May 2020

    South Sudan has confirmed COVID-19 cases. The Government of South Sudan has announced its intention to resume international flights and some domestic travel. Until this occurs flights to and from South Sudan are suspended and all land borders are closed. A curfew is in place from 10pm to 6am. Restriction levels may change at short notice.

  • Guinea

    12 May 2020

    Due to COVID-19, Guinea has declared a state of emergency until further notice. Preventative measures and restrictions are in place. A nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 5am. It

  • Sierra Leone

    9 May 2020

    Land borders are closed. Curfews are in place and wearing a face mask is mandatory. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Sierra Leone.

  • Kazakhstan

    24 Apr 2020

    Kazakhstan has introduced a state of emergency and closed its borders in response to the COVID−19 pandemic. Most foreign nationals are unable to enter Kazakhstan. Visa-free entry is temporarily suspended. You will need a valid visa before you travel. Travellers arriving from abroad by any means of transport may be taken into quarantine. Contact

  • Venezuela

    15 Apr 2020

    COVID-19 is present in Venezuela. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus, including community-wide quarantines. Travel between Venezuelan states is banned, with roadblocks in place and internal flights restricted. Many international flight routes have been suspended.

  • Liberia

    9 Apr 2020


  • Tajikistan

    29 Mar 2020

    Tajikistan has implemented enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. These include border closures, flight cancellations, medical checks at international border checkpoints and mandatory 14 day quarantine for travellers arriving from some countries with registered cases of COVID-19. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Tajikistan to confirm entry requirements.

  • North Korea (Democratic People

    29 Mar 2020

    North Korean authorities have restricted travel to and from China. If you entered North Korea from China or Russia you

  • Turkmenistan

    28 Mar 2020

    All international flights to and from Turkmenistan are currently suspended, road borders are closed and passenger ferries are cancelled.

  • Uzbekistan

    22 Mar 2020

    Uzbekistan has closed its borders in response to COVID−19. Foreign nationals are unable to enter Uzbekistan. Commercial flights are suspended. International rail and road links are also suspended.

  • Yemen

    22 Jan 2020


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