Covid-19 travel updates

As travel industry updates changing at an unprecedented pace, here is your go-to page for the latest information on border restrictions, airline, hotel and car hire rules, domestic and international travel rules and so much more!

Please note, although we try to keep the information updated, the rules are changing minute by minute, we have provided the links to local authorities and supplier websites to ensure you can check for the most up to date information.

GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

Coronavirus and Travel
If you still need to travel, this is a great link, use this tool to understand your risk and keep track of global travel restrictions.
COVIDChecker

National COVID-19 Advice Hotline
PH:
1800 020 080

Responsible Tourism
Here’s a perspective on how to practice responsible tourism during COVID-19 from a leading UK Travel Agency.
Responsible Tourism

AUSTRALIAN STATE GOVERNMENT COVID-19 INFORMATION

ACT
ACT Government COVID-19 Information
PH: (02) 6207-7244

New South Wales
NSW Government COVID-19 Information
PH: 13 77 88
Travellers transiting NSW will need to apply for a permit
NSW Transit Permit

Northern Territory
NT Government COVID-19 Information
PH: 1800 518 189

Queensland
Queensland Government COVID-19 Information
PH: 13 42 68

South Australia
South Australian Government COVID-19 Information
PH: 1800 253 787

Tasmania
Tasmanian Government COVID-19 Information
PH: 1800 671 738

Victoria
Victorian Government COVID-19 Information
Victorian Government COVID-19 Recovery Roadmap
PH: 1800 675 398

Western Australia
Western Australian Government COVID-19 Information
PH: 13 26 843
PH: 1800 595 206

INTERNATIONAL COVID-19 TRAVEL INFORMATION

New Zealand
New Zealand Government COVID-19 Information
Australian citizens and permanent residents cannot travel overseas, this includes travel to New Zealand. For more information on exemptions please refer to the Overseas Travel links below.

Internal New Zealand Travel
New Zealand Government COVID-19 Information on Domestic Travel
New Zealand has several alert levels nationwide, please refer to the link above for the most up to date status.

Overseas Travel
Australian Department of Home Affairs COVID-19 Information
Australian citizens and permanent residents cannot travel overseas. You can apply online for an exemption to travel if you fall under one of the following categories:

  • your travel is as part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the provision of aid
  • your travel is essential for the conduct of critical industries and business (including export and import industries)
  • you are travelling to receive urgent medical treatment that is not available in Australia
  • you are travelling on urgent and unavoidable personal business
  • compassionate or humanitarian grounds
  • your travel is in the national interest

Application for an exemption should be actioned as early as possible and at least 48 hours before your intended departure time. If granted an exemption, evidence of that exemption should be ready to present at the airport.

Returning back to Australia
Australian Federal Government Smartraveller COVID-19 Information
All return travellers must quarantine for 14 days

General Links for Travel Information and International Border Restrictions

Australian Department of Health

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Smartraveller

TripsGuard

World Health Organisation

AIRLINE SAFETY UPDATES

Jetstar

Qantas

Regional Express

Virgin Australia

Air Asia

Air France

Air New Zealand

American Airlines

British Airways

Cathay Pacific

Delta Airlines

EasyJet

Emirates

Etihad

Fiji Airways

Japan Airlines

KLM

Korean Air

LATAM Airlines

Lufthansa

Malaysia Airlines

Qatar Airways

Royal Brunei Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Swiss International Airlines

United Airlines

Vietnam Airlines

HOTEL SAFETY UPDATES

Direct links to the main hotel websites and their COVID-19 safety/sanitisation information

Accor

Best Western

Choice Hotels

Crown Hotels

Hilton Hotels

Hyatt Hotels

IHG Hotels

Marriott Group

Oaks Hotels

Pan Pacific Hotels

Quest

Radisson Hotels

Rydges Hotels

TFE Hotel Group

Veriu Group

Wyndham Hotels

CAR HIRE SAFETY UPDATES

Direct links to the main car rental websites and their COVID-19 safety/sanitisation information

Alamo

Avis

Budget

Europcar

Hertz

National Car Rental

SIXT

Thrifty

TOUR COMPANY SAFETY UPDATES

Direct links to the main tour company websites and their COVID-19 safety/sanitisation information

AATKings

Albatross Tours

APT

Back Roads Touring

Bunnik Tours

Club Med

Collette Tours

Cosmos Tours

EXO Travel

Exodus Travels

G-Adventures

Globus

Insight Vacations

Intrepid

Peregrine Tours

Scenic

CRUISE COMPANY SAFETY UPDATES

Direct links to the main cruise company websites and their COVID-19 safety/sanitisation information

Carnival Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

Hurtigruten

MSC Cruises

NCL

Oceania

P&O

Princess Cruises

Silversea

RAIL COMPANY SAFETY UPDATES

Direct links to the main rail company websites and their COVID-19 safety/sanitisation information

AMTRAK

Deutch Bahn

Eurostar

FlixTrain

RENFE

Rocky Mountaineer

SNCF

Trenitalia

VIA Rail