Covid travel news for Australia

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Updates for Australia


Australia is reopening borders to nationals from New Zealand October 16

Australia is reopening its borders for tourism to nationals from New Zealand starting on October 16th.

New Zealanders will be able to fly to New South Wales and the Northern Territory of Australia beginning at 12:01 am October 16th.

“The establishment of a travel zone between Australia and New Zealand has been finalized,” stated Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.
new south wales bridge by sea   

The travel bubble wont go in both directions to start with. Only New Zealanders will be able to travel to Australia.

Source: Travel off Path

Updated on October 03, 2020.

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Australia extends entry ban until mid-December

Australia has extended the entry ban for international travellers until at least December 17. Health Minister Hunt is following the advice of the Australian Health Council AHPPC, which still considers admitting tourists as an "unacceptable risk" because of corona pandemic.

Since March, the country has closed its borders to foreign travelers. Prime Minister Morrison hopes to lift most of the restrictions around Christmas, he said at a press conference. Then it should also be easier for Australians to travel between the different states and territories.

Updated on September 04, 2020.

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Australian internal borders may remain closed until Christmas

The borders between the various Australian states may remain closed until Christmas, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced this today. However he is optimistic about the measures taken. Due to, among other things, a complete lockdown in Melbourne, the number of new infections is decreasing.

Despite this decline, the state of Victoria, which is home to Melbourne, on Monday reported the largest number of coronary patients who died since the beginning of the corona pandemic.

Updated on August 10, 2020.

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Australia-New Zealand Border may reopen by September

Australia and New Zealand may reopen their borders to travel from the two countries as soon as September, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper cited Simon Birmingham, Australia’s tourism and trade minister, as saying.

The minister said in the July 3 interview the time frame was realistic, though would require the agreement of New Zealand’s government and is subject to uncertainties such as renewed outbreaks.

Read more here.

Updated on July 09, 2020.

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The borders of Australia are expected to remain closed until 2021

It is unlikely we will be able to travel to Australia this year. The Australian government has advised Australians to take holidays in their own country. The borders are expected to remain closed until 2021, this means tourists won't be allowed in the country as well.

The Australian borders have been closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. There were talk of "travel bubbles" being agreed with neighbouring New Zealand and some other countries that have few corona cases, but Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham warned the Aussies not to have too much hope. 

In the words of The Australian Minister Birmingham it sounded like this: “I hope that we can look eventually at some of those countries who have similar successes in suppressing the spread of COVID to Australia and New Zealand, and in working ... with those countries to find safe pathways to deal with essential business travel that helps to contribute to jobs across our economies,’’ When asked whether he was talking about a travel ban until 2021, Birmingham replied: "I honestly think that will be the case."

However, international students and some other visitor categories who would stay longer in the country could still be admitted on Australian soil. If they are prepared to go into quarantine for 14 days. 

We recommend to always check if there are any latest travel restrictions before you book an accommodation. Travel may only be permitted for certain purposes and recreational travel may not be specifically permitted. Government measures are constantly changing, so we recommend that you regularly check for updates. Click here for travel restrictions and guidelines for Australia.  

Updated on June 28, 2020.

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