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Hanoi •
Asia •
South-Eastern Asia •
Developing •
92.7M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 16, 2022
⚠️ We advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Vietnam. You no longer need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Vietnam. Airlines may still require a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to Vietnam. COVID-19 case numbers have decreased considerably from a peak in February-March. You'll need to isolate if you contract COVID-19 in Vietnam. You'll need to closely monitor your health if you're a close contact. Entry and social distancing measures vary between provinces and may change at short notice. Measures could impact your ability to travel and access essential services. Follow the advice of local authorities. Monitor the Australian Embassy's social media for major updates. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Vietnam due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Vientiane •
Asia •
South-Eastern Asia •
Least Developed •
6.49M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 13, 2022
⚠️ Laos’ borders have reopened to international travellers. Australian travellers can obtain visas-on-arrival and e-visas. Legal spouses (foreign citizens) of Lao nationals will need to register via the Lao Greenpass website. You won't need a COVID-19 test if you're fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers over 12 years old will need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (rapid ATK) test taken within 48 hours before travel. You won't need to quarantine. If you contract COVID-19 while in Laos, you'll be responsible for your treatment costs. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Laos overall due to the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Paris •
Europe •
Western Europe •
Developed •
66.71M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 11, 2022
⚠️ On 10 May 2022, the French Minister of the Interior announced increased security measures were to be put in place around Jewish places of gathering and worship following threats from the Islamic State group. Continue to exercise a high degree of caution around these areas and more generally in France. Authorities have extra counter-terrorism powers and may restrict your access to some places or search you. Take official warnings seriously. For more, see ‘Safety’ We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in France due to the high risk of a terrorist attack.
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Valletta •
Europe •
Southern Europe •
Developed •
425.38K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 10, 2022
⚠️ You'll need a valid vaccination certificate, negative COVID-19 (PCR) test or certificate of recovery to enter Malta. Rapid Antigen Tests are only accepted if taken up to 24 hours before arrival and are in the EU digital COVID certificate format. Vaccination certificates and/or test results must be shown at flight check-in prior to boarding. Australian vaccination certificates are recognised for entry into Malta and public venues. Face masks are required on planes during flights, in hospitals, medical clinics and care facilities. Check the Maltese Government website for updates if you're planning to travel to Malta (see "Travel"). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Malta due to impacts of COVID-19.
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Bandar Seri Begawan •
Asia •
South-Eastern Asia •
Developing •
411.9K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 10, 2022
⚠️ If you've received a COVID-19 booster vaccination, you can transit or enter Brunei quarantine free via the Brunei International Airport. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you must seek prior approval to enter and comply with visa requirements. You'll need to complete a Brunei E-health Arrival Declaration form and undertake a pre-departure COVID-19 test, along with several pre-departure and on-arrival requirements (see 'Travel') We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Brunei due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Cape Town •
Africa •
Southern Africa •
Developing •
55.65M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 10, 2022
⚠️ To enter South Africa you’ll need to show proof that you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (see 'Travel'). Heavy rains and flooding in the city of Durban, as well as other areas in KwaZulu-Natal Province have caused damage to infrastructure and travel routes. Follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in South Africa due to the high level of serious crime.
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Kampala •
Africa •
Eastern Africa •
Least Developed •
33.86M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 9, 2022
⚠️ We have reviewed our travel advice, and we no longer advise you 'Reconsider your need to travel' to Kampala. We continue to advise you 'Exercise a high degree of caution' in Uganda overall. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Uganda overall due to the threat of terrorist attack, civil unrest and criminal activity. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Zagreb •
Europe •
Southern Europe •
Developed •
4.19M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 6, 2022
⚠️ Croatia has removed most COVID-19 related restrictions. You’re no longer required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter Croatia. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Croatia due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Dili •
Asia •
South-Eastern Asia •
Least Developed •
1.17M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 6, 2022
⚠️ The Presidential inauguration will be held on 19 May and celebrations for the 20th anniversary of Timor-Leste’s restoration of Independence on 20 May (see 'Safety'). Large crowds are expected during these events. Follow the advice of local authorities. You can enter Timor-Leste without prior approval if you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You must present proof of full vaccination (2 doses) at check-in and on arrival. Entry requirements can change with little notice. If you don't comply with entry requirements, you'll be subject to 14 days quarantine. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Timor-Leste due to safety and the impacts of COVID-19.
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Hong Kong •
Asia •
Eastern Asia •
Developed •
7.32M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 6, 2022
⚠️ Fully vaccinated travellers can enter Hong Kong. You must present your COVID-19 vaccination record. You must also have evidence of a valid negative COVID-19 (nucleic acid) test issued within 48 hours of boarding your flight. You'll need to take a COVID-19 (RAT) as well as (PCR) test on arrival. You'll also need to take multiple COVID-19 tests during quarantine and at a community testing clinic on day 12. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Hong Kong due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Suva •
Oceania •
Melanesia •
Developing •
867K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 5, 2022
⚠️ If you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can enter Fiji without approval or quarantine. You don't need a negative COVID-19 test to enter. If you're 16 years old or over, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter Fiji. You must show proof of full vaccination at check-in. If you're 12 years old or over, you must show evidence of a pre-booked Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) within 72 hours of arrival. Face masks are optional, and social distancing requirements aren't being enforced. Review the Ministry of Health and Medical Services website and Facebook page to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Fiji. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Fiji due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Sofia •
Europe •
Eastern Europe •
Developed •
7.15M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 5, 2022
⚠️ All COVID-19 restrictions in Bulgaria have now been removed. You're no longer required to present your COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Bulgaria. You can access indoor or outdoor venues without needing to show any proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Bulgaria due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Taipei •
Asia •
Eastern Asia •
Developed •
23.5M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 5, 2022
⚠️ From 9 May, the quarantine period for international arrivals will be reduced from 10 days to 7 (not including the day you arrive), followed by 7 days of self-health management. You can enter Taiwan with an approved entry permit or visa, including if you're a foreign spouse or relative of Taiwanese citizens, travelling for business or an international student. On arrival, you'll need to take a COVID-19 (PCR) test when you disembark the aircraft. If you test negative, you can proceed to immigration and customs. If you test positive, but have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic, you'll be taken to a government designated facility or an enhanced quarantine hotel. If you have serious symptoms, you'll be taken directly to hospital for further testing and treatment. We advise:  Exercise a high degree of caution in Taiwan due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Athens •
Europe •
Southern Europe •
Developed •
10.86M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 5, 2022
⚠️ You're no longer required to present your COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Greece. You don’t need to present your COVID-19 vaccination certificate, proof of recovery, or a negative COVID-19 test to enter commercial or entertainment venues. You must continue to wear a face mask in all indoor spaces. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Greece due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Rome •
Europe •
Southern Europe •
Developed •
60.67M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 4, 2022
⚠️ Green Passes are no longer required for most activities in Italy. Face masks are required in some indoor venues and public transport. Face masks aren't required, but are recommended inside enclosed public spaces. COVID-19 restrictions can change quickly. Follow the direction of local authorities. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Italy due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Bern •
Europe •
Central Europe •
Developed •
8.34M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 4, 2022
⚠️ Switzerland has relaxed all COVID-19 restrictions. You're no longer required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to enter Switzerland. You no longer need to wear face masks or present COVID-19 certificates to enter public spaces. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Switzerland due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Vilnius •
Europe •
Northern Europe •
Developed •
2.87M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 4, 2022
⚠️ You can now enter Lithuania without COVID-19 testing or declaration requirements. There's a nation-wide state of emergency in response to Russian military action in Ukraine, in effect until 29 June 2022. You're required by law to carry photo identification with you at all times while travelling in Lithuania (see ‘Travel’). We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Lithuania due to the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Beijing •
Asia •
Eastern Asia •
Developing •
1.38B people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 3, 2022
⚠️ Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Shanghai, Beijing and other large cities have resulted in mass testing, residential lockdowns, closures of schools, businesses and suspension of public transport. Restrictions have impacted daily business and the ability to move around freely. Restrictions in Shanghai are particularly severe. Restrictions include mandatory regular COVID-19 testing with positive cases being subject to the requirements of local authorities and possible transfer to a designated medical or quarantine facility or additional testing. There are ongoing food security issues and a lack of access to hospital intensive care (ICU) facilities in Shanghai. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in China overall due to the impacts of COVID-19. Other levels apply in some areas.
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Ankara •
Asia •
Middle East •
Developing •
78.74M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 2, 2022
⚠️ Turkey has removed the requirement to wear face masks indoors, apart from in hospitals and on public transport. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Turkey overall due to the high threat of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply.
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Kuala Lumpur •
Asia •
South-Eastern Asia •
Developing •
31.41M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 2, 2022
⚠️ Malaysia has reopened to tourism. New entry requirements are in place. Check entry requirements on the 'My Safe Travel' website. These requirements may change at short notice. Monitor the websites of the Malaysian Department of Immigration, My Safe Travel and Malaysian Ministry of Health, and social media for any changes (see ‘Travel’). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Malaysia overall due to the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Bangkok •
Asia •
South-Eastern Asia •
Developing •
65.33M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 2, 2022
⚠️ You can apply to enter Thailand under the 'Thailand Pass' scheme (see 'Travel'). Thailand continues to experience local transmission of COVID-19. Wear a mask, practice social distancing and follow government restrictions. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution to Thailand overall due to the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Kuwait City •
Asia •
Middle East •
Developing •
4.18M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 1, 2022
⚠️ You don't need to be fully vaccinated or take a COVID-19 test to enter Kuwait. Wearing face masks indoors and outdoors is optional. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Kuwait due to: the possibility of terrorist attacks, and the impacts of COVID-19.
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Lusaka •
Africa •
Eastern Africa •
Least Developed •
15.93M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: May 1, 2022
⚠️ The new COVID-19 ‘Omicron’ variant is of global concern. Flights may be disrupted. Tightened restrictions are in place. If you're fully vaccinated, you don't require a negative COVID-19 test result on entry to Zambia, but you'll be required to provide proof of full vaccination status. Fully vaccinated means having 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. If you're not fully vaccinated, you’ll need proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken 72 hours before departure from your country of origin, using an approved laboratory through the Trusted Travel platform. Regardless of vaccination status some airlines ask passengers for evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before arrival in Zambia. You should check your airline’s guidelines carefully. If you're leaving Zambia, you'll need a medical certificate confirming you've had a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Zambia overall due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Jakarta •
Asia •
South-Eastern Asia •
Developing •
258.7M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 30, 2022
⚠️ To travel to Indonesia, you must be vaccinated with at least 2 COVID-19 vaccine doses. You must also provide evidence of a COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 48 hours of departure to Indonesia. Children under 6 are not required to be vaccinated to enter Indonesia. Partially vaccinated 6-17 year olds may be required to complete vaccinations by local authorities. You can apply for a tourist visa on arrival at some international airports, seaports or land crossings, if you meet certain requirements (see 'Travel'). Check the latest visa, entry and vaccination requirements with your travel provider or an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate before travel. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia overall due to: security risks the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Dhaka •
Asia •
Southern Asia •
Least Developed •
161.01M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 29, 2022
⚠️ You must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination to officials at the airport on arrival. If you're partially vaccinated or not vaccinated for COVID-19, you must instead present proof of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. The test must have been taken within 72 hours of your arrival in Bangladesh. You may also need to complete an online health declaration, within 72 hours of your arrival. Check entry requirements with your airline or nearest Bangladesh diplomatic mission before making arrangements to travel to Bangladesh. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Bangladesh overall due to the high threat of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Seoul •
Asia •
Eastern Asia •
Developed •
50.8M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 29, 2022
⚠️ To prevent the spread of COVID-19, South Korea has 4 levels of Social Distancing. Follow local media as levels and restrictions can change frequently. You're required to wear a mask in indoor public places or on public transport. You're also required to wear a mask in outdoor areas if you're unable to maintain a 2m distance from others. Limited exemptions apply. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in South Korea due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Warsaw •
Europe •
Central Europe •
Developed •
38.44M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 29, 2022
⚠️ Flight disruptions may occur while negotiations continue between Polish Air Navigation Services Agency and air traffic controllers. If you plan to travel to, from or transit through a Polish airport, contact your airline to check the status of your flight. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Poland due to the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Berlin •
Europe •
Central Europe •
Developed •
81.77M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 29, 2022
⚠️ If you're entering Germany, you're required to carry proof your COVID-19 status. You must provide either a negative COVID-19 (PCR or antigen) test, proof of vaccination, or evidence of having recovered from COVID-19 on entry. (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Germany due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Lisbon •
Europe •
Southern Europe •
Developed •
10.37M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 28, 2022
⚠️ You can enter Portugal if you meet the COVID-19 testing or COVID-19 vaccination certificate requirements (see ‘Travel’). You're required to wear face masks on public transport and in health care facilities. Community transmission of COVID-19 continues. Local authorities strongly advise against non-essential travel to the Island of Sao Jorge, in the Azores, due to the increase in seismic activity (see ‘Safety‘). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Portugal due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Maseru •
Africa •
Southern Africa •
Least Developed •
1.89M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 28, 2022
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution in Lesotho. COVID-19 restrictions are in place. If you travel to Lesotho, you must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of your arrival. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Lesotho due to the risk of violent crime.
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Astana •
Asia •
Central Asia •
Developing •
17.75M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 28, 2022
⚠️ We have reviewed our advice for Kazakhstan and no longer advise you reconsider your need to travel to Almaty. Visa-free entry for has resumed. You no longer need approval if entering by air. You still need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to enter. Entry requirements can change at short notice. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Kazakhstan to confirm entry requirements. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Kazakhstan due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Phnom Penh •
Asia •
South-Eastern Asia •
Least Developed •
15.63M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 26, 2022
⚠️ Cambodia has recommenced the Visa-on-Arrival program. If you can show proof of vaccination, you don't need any COVID-19 tests pre-departure or on-arrival. You can travel to Cambodia via air, land and sea. If you're unvaccinated, you're still required to quarantine for 7 days. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Cambodia due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Helsinki •
Europe •
Northern Europe •
Developed •
5.49M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 26, 2022
⚠️ If you're entering Finland from outside the EU/Schengen zone or arriving from a country that's not on Finland’s green list (including Australia) and were born in or before 2006, you must provide proof of vaccination or recovery or have an essential reason for entry. Within Finland, you may need to show a COVID-19 Passport to enter or attend some events and venues (see 'Travel'). The land border is open between Finland and Russia. Commercial bus routes are also available. The train service between St Petersburg and Helsinki is suspended. Visit the Finnish Border Guard website for more information (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Finland due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Baku •
Asia •
Western Asia •
Developing •
9.73M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 26, 2022
⚠️ You no longer require a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to enter Azerbaijan. The special quarantine regime has been extended until May 2022. Land border crossings remain closed. Australian citizens and residence permit holders can only enter and exit Azerbaijan by air. There are currently no restrictions on travel within Azerbaijan. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Azerbaijan overall due to the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Asuncion •
South America •
South America •
Developing •
6.85M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 26, 2022
⚠️ If you're entering Paraguay and are fully vaccinated you no longer need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival. If you're aged 12 and older and are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, you'll need to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding. You'll need to have comprehensive travel insurance which includes COVID-19 coverage. See 'Travel'. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Paraguay due to the high level of crime.
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Singapore •
Asia •
South-Eastern Asia •
Developed •
5.54M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 26, 2022
⚠️ Singapore has transitioned to a new Vaccinated Travel Framework. If you're fully vaccinated and haven't visited a 'Restricted Category' destination, you can enter Singapore quarantine free. You no longer need a pre-departure test before travelling to Singapore. You'll need to complete a Singapore Arrival Card. If you're not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have received prior approval to enter Singapore, you'll need travel insurance with a minimum coverage of SGD$30,000. You don't need a pre-departure test to transit through Singapore. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Singapore due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Maputo •
Africa •
Eastern Africa •
Least Developed •
26.42M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 26, 2022
⚠️ On arrival, you must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test issued within 72 hours. Children under 11 years of age, don't require proof of COVID-19 vaccination of COVID-19 testing. Terrorists remain active in Cabo Delgado. Attacks have recently occurred in Cabo Delgado, including in the Pemba region in February 2022. Terrorists are likely to target areas frequented by foreigners or where foreign companies operate and where expatriate staff reside. in Cabo Delgado should leave the area if it's 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. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Mozambique overall due to the risk of terrorism and high levels of serious crime. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
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Riga •
Europe •
Northern Europe •
Developed •
1.96M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 26, 2022
⚠️ You no longer need to present a COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Latvia. Some venues in Latvia may still require a COVID-19 certificate for entry. Latvia’s land border is open with Russia and Belarus for those travelling by car or commercial bus. There are no passenger rail options currently running between Russia/Belarus and Latvia. Latvia has temporarily suspended visas for Russian citizens. This may extend to Russian citizens who are family members of Australian citizens. Visit the Latvian Border Guard website for more information (see "Travel"). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Latvia due to the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Dakar •
Africa •
Western Africa •
Least Developed •
14.8M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 22, 2022
⚠️ If you're fully vaccinated you must show a COVID-19 vaccination certificate with a QR code before boarding your flight. If you're not fully vaccinated you must show a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours of departure. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Senegal. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Senegal overall due to the threat of criminal activity and civil unrest.
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Yamoussoukro •
Africa •
Western Africa •
Developing •
22.67M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 22, 2022
⚠️ To enter Côte d'Ivoire, you no longer need proof of a negative COVID-19 test result if you’re fully vaccinated. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll need evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of arrival. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Côte d'Ivoire overall due to the high risk of civil unrest and the high levels of violent crime.
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Male •
Asia •
Southern Asia •
Developing •
344.02K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 21, 2022
⚠️ You no longer need a COVID-19 (PCR) test to enter the Maldives. Check before travel if your airline requires any specific COVID-19 tests. You must complete a Traveller Declaration form 72 hours before departure to and from the Maldives. Unvaccinated COVID-19 travellers entering the Maldives under specific visa categories may still be required to undergo PCR testing and mandatory quarantine periods on arrival. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in the Maldives overall due to the impacts of COVID-19. Other levels apply in some areas.
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Vienna •
Europe •
Central Europe •
Developed •
8.73M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 21, 2022
⚠️ Most COVID-19 measures across Austria have been lifted except for mandatory FFP2 masks on public transport and in essential shops. To enter Austria, you must have proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test. Further changes may occur at short notice, check for updates before travel. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Austria due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Madrid •
Europe •
Southern Europe •
Developed •
46.44M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 21, 2022
⚠️ COVID-19 remains a risk in Spain. Most safety measures, other than mask wearing, have been lifted. Masks are required when travelling on public transport and within health and aged-care facilities. If you're arriving by air, you must provide an EU Digital COVID Certificate or complete the SPTH Health Control Form (see 'Travel'). If you're travelling to Spain for tourism purposes, you can enter with either proof of vaccination or a COVID recovery certificate. You should refer to the Spanish Health website for the most up to date information on entry into Spain. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Spain due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Nicosia •
Europe •
Middle East •
Developed •
847K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 19, 2022
⚠️ If you're travelling from Australia, you'll require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours or a laboratory certified Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) taken within 24 hours before departure. You may undergo random COVID-19 testing on arrival and need to self-isolate until the test results are known. You'll need to have a 'SafePass' to access some services. Your Australian International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) must be presented in hard copy and your photo identification. Wearing a face mask is still mandatory indoors (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Cyprus due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Wellington •
Oceania •
Australia and New Zealand •
Developed •
4.7M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 14, 2022
⚠️ All of New Zealand is now at Orange in the traffic light system. You won't need to wear a face mask outdoors, however face masks are required in many indoor settings. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in New Zealand due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Tirana •
Europe •
Southern Europe •
Developed •
2.89M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 13, 2022
⚠️ Face coverings must be worn at all times in indoor public places. Follow the advice of local authorities and adhere to social distancing protocols. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Albania due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Prague •
Europe •
Central Europe •
Developed •
10.56M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 12, 2022
⚠️ All COVID-19 restrictions to enter the Czech Republic have been suspended. Check the Czech Ministry of Interior Coronavirus information website for the latest updates which may affect your travel (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Czech Republic due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Noumea •
Oceania •
Melanesia •
Developing •
268.77K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 12, 2022
⚠️ You don't have to quarantine on arrival if you've been fully vaccinated. However, you'll still need to show proof of your vaccination status and a negative COVID-19 (PCR or antigenic) test before departure. You'll also need to take a COVID-19 test 2 days after your arrival. You must provide a written undertaking to do this before your departure. You no longer need to present a Health Pass (Pass Sanitaire) showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination status for activities. You don't need to wear a face mask indoors or outdoors but you're encouraged to wear a mask indoors if you're vulnerable, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. If you're 18 or over, face masks remain mandatory when accessing premises with vulnerable people, like medical and social services. Social distancing and sanitary measures remain applicable. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in New Caledonia due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Lilongwe •
Africa •
Eastern Africa •
Least Developed •
16.83M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 12, 2022
⚠️ We have reviewed our advice and now advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Malawi. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Malawi due to the impacts of COVID-19. Other levels apply in some parts of the country.
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Buenos Aires •
South America •
South America •
Developing •
43.59M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 11, 2022
⚠️ You no longer need to have a COVID-19 test or be vaccinated to enter Argentina. Non-resident foreign nationals are required to show evidence of medical insurance which includes COVID-19 coverage and fill out a declaration 48 hours prior to arrival. Anyone aged 13 and over may be required to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccination to attend certain events and locations. See 'Travel'. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Argentina due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Abu Dhabi •
Asia •
Middle East •
Developing •
9.86M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 11, 2022
⚠️ You no longer need a COVID-19 test to travel to the UAE or quarantine on arrival if you're vaccinated for COVID-19. Missile and drone attacks on the UAE have occurred in January. Further attacks are expected. Be alert, monitor the media for developments and follow the advice of local authorities (see ‘Safety’). Check the latest information for travel to, from or connecting through Abu Dhabi and Dubai (see 'Travel'). Contact your airline for updates on entry or exit requirements as these may change at short notice. Delays and disruptions are likely. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in the United Arab Emirates due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the threat of drone and missile attacks.
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Harare •
Africa •
Eastern Africa •
Developing •
14.24M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 11, 2022
⚠️ We now advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Zimbabwe due to the risk of crime, possibility of civil unrest and political violence and the impacts of We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Zimbabwe due to the risk of crime and the possibility of civil unrest and political violence.
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Montevideo •
South America •
South America •
Developing •
3.48M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 11, 2022
⚠️ Uruguay has lifted most COVID-19 movement restrictions, and reopened its borders to fully vaccinated non-resident foreigners. There's no longer any Government requirement for a COVID-19 test to enter Uruguay. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Uruguay due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Windhoek •
Africa •
Southern Africa •
Developing •
2.32M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 8, 2022
⚠️ We now advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Namibia. If you're fully vaccinated, you don't need a COVID-19 (PCR) test before you arrive, but you'll need to present a valid vaccination certificate on arrival in Namibia. If you don't follow COVID-19 regulations, you may be subject to legal process, including fines. Follow the advice of local authorities. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Namibia due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Lobamba •
Africa •
Southern Africa •
Developing •
1.13M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 8, 2022
⚠️ We now advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Eswatini. To enter Eswatini, you'll need proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken 72 hours before your arrival. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Eswatini due to the risk of civil unrest and the impacts of COVID-19.
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Gaborone •
Africa •
Southern Africa •
Developing •
2.14M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 8, 2022
⚠️ We now advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Botswana. To enter Botswana you'll need to show proof that you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you're not fully vaccinated you may be required to undergo vaccination or PCR testing at your port of entry. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Botswana due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Ngerulmud •
Oceania •
Micronesia •
Developing •
17.95K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 7, 2022
⚠️ All travellers to Palau must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except those under 12 years of age. You must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 3 days of departure, or a negative antigen test (WHO or US FDA authorised or approved) within one day of departure, or have a recent positive viral test and a letter from a healthcare provider stating that you're recovered from COVID-19 and are cleared to travel. You must take a COVID-19 test on day 4 of your arrival. Follow the requirements in the mitigation orders (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Palau due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Victoria •
Africa •
Eastern Africa •
Developing •
91.4K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 6, 2022
⚠️ You must apply for a Health Travel Authorisation before arriving in the Seychelles. If you're vaccinated, you must provide proof of vaccination. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken 72 hours before you travel, or a negative COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test taken within 24 hours of departure. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from this requirement. If you've had a recent COVID-19 infection, between 10 and 90 days must have lapsed from your confirmed COVID-19 infection to your arrival. You must provide proof of the first date of your infection and complete the required period of isolation and/or recovery certificate. You must have valid health insurance to cover COVID-19 related costs. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution to the Seychelles due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Lima •
South America •
South America •
Developing •
31.49M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 6, 2022
⚠️ Peru has declared state of emergency following protests and unrest. Avoid demonstrations and events that draw large groups. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Peru overall due to the high risk of violent crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Palikir •
Oceania •
Micronesia •
Developing •
102.8K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 5, 2022
⚠️ We now advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). 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 'Local Contacts'). We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in the Federated States of Micronesia due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Djibouti •
Africa •
Eastern Africa •
Least Developed •
900K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 2, 2022
⚠️ On 31 March, the US Government issued a security alert advising that given the history of annual threats from terrorist organizations, the US Embassy warns US citizens and US government personnel to avoid popular locations frequented by Westerners, such as shopping areas, hotels, and restaurants, through April 14. To reduce your risk, be alert in locations that are known terrorist targets. Monitor the media for new threats and follow the instructions of local authorities. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Djibouti overall due to: the threat of terrorist attack and volatile regional security environment the impacts of COVID-19.
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Stockholm •
Europe •
Northern Europe •
Developed •
9.89M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 1, 2022
⚠️ Sweden has removed COVID-19 border restrictions. You can enter without needing a COVID-19 exemption, but regular entry rules still apply. You no longer need to present COVID-19 vaccination or test certificates. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Sweden due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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London •
Europe •
Northern Europe •
Developed •
65.11M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 1, 2022
⚠️ All COVID-19 travel restrictions in the UK have been removed, regardless of your vaccination status. You no longer need to take any COVID-19 tests before or after arrival, or fill in a UK passenger locator form. You won't need to quarantine on arrival. Other countries still have COVID-19 rules in place which may affect your journey. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in the UK due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Ottawa •
North America •
Northern America •
Developed •
36.16M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: April 1, 2022
⚠️ Canada has eased its border measures as part of its transition to the pandemic response. Pre-entry COVID-19 tests are no longer required for entry if you're fully vaccinated. Cruise ships will shortly be allowed back in Canadian waters with specific disembarking procedures. (see ‘Travel’) We advise:  Exercise a high degree of caution in Canada due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Accra •
Africa •
Western Africa •
Developing •
27.67M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 31, 2022
⚠️ Fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to provide pre-departure COVID-19 test results or be tested on arrival at Kotoka International Airport. Non-resident unvaccinated travellers won't be granted entry into Ghana. Land borders are now open. Entry requirements apply (see 'Travel'). The wearing of face masks is no longer compulsory. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Ghana overall due to the impacts of COVID-19. Other levels apply in some areas.
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Copenhagen •
Europe •
Northern Europe •
Developed •
5.72M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 31, 2022
⚠️ There's no COVID-19 related restrictions for entry into Denmark. Face masks and a ‘corona passport’ may be required to enter some venues. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Denmark due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Papeete •
Oceania •
Polynesia •
Developing •
271.8K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 29, 2022
⚠️ COVID-19 remains a risk in French Polynesia. Specific measures apply to travel to and from French Polynesia according to where you have been or where you are going. You'll need to provide proof you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test or supervised COVID-19 (RAT) test result taken no longer than 24 hours before departure. If your last dose of a COVID-19 vaccine was more than 9 months ago, you must have a booster dose to be considered fully vaccinated. Follow the advice of local authorities. You’ll need to show proof of vaccination status, a negative COVID-19 test performed within 24 hours or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 4 months when visiting hospital and clinic facilities. We advise:  Exercise a high degree of caution in French Polynesia due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Tallinn •
Europe •
Northern Europe •
Developed •
1.32M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 28, 2022
⚠️ The land border is open between Estonia and Russia. Commercial bus and rail routes are also available. You'll need to comply with Estonian border rules and requirements including on COVID-19. Visit the Estonian Border Guard website for more information. You may be required to undertake 7 days of self-isolation if you're travelling from a country with a high risk of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Estonia due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Ulan Bator •
Asia •
Eastern Asia •
Developing •
3.09M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 25, 2022
⚠️ We now advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Mongolia. COVID-19 case numbers have decreased considerably from a peak in January. Mongolia has reopened its borders to all travellers. Chinggis Khan International Airport remains the only border point that is currently open. All land border crossings will reopen on 1 April. You're no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to enter Mongolia. However, different requirements may apply depending on embarkation point and airline. You don't need to quarantine on arrival. All major domestic COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. This includes limits on opening hours of businesses and social distancing. The wearing of face masks is still mandatory. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Mongolia due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Tashkent •
Asia •
Central Asia •
Developing •
31.58M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 23, 2022
⚠️ Entry requirements to Uzbekistan have changed. If you're fully vaccinated you no longer need a pre-departure COVID-19 test to enter. If you’re over 12 years of age and not fully vaccinated, you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken in the 72 hours before arrival. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Uzbekistan overall due to the threat of terrorist attacks, violent demonstrations and crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Tokyo •
Asia •
Eastern Asia •
Developed •
126.96M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 22, 2022
⚠️ Japan has lifted its COVID-19 preventative non-emergency measures. There's still widespread community transmission of COVID-19. Practice good anti-infection measures such as social distancing, avoid crowded places and wear a face mask. Local COVID-19 restrictions may remain in place in some prefectures. Japan remains closed to tourists. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Japan overall due to the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Manama •
Asia •
Middle East •
Developing •
1.4M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 21, 2022
⚠️ 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. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Bahrain due to the threat of terrorist attack and civil unrest.
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Port Louis •
Africa •
Eastern Africa •
Developing •
1.26M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 21, 2022
⚠️ You must submit the Mauritius All-in-One Travel Digital form prior to arrival, with a printed copy to present at the Immigration Counter. If you've been vaccinated, you must provide proof of your vaccination. If you’ve had a COVID-19 infection you must provide documented proof of infection plus further vaccination. If you're not vaccinated, you must self-isolate for 7 nights in your accommodation. You must take a COVID-19 test on arrival. If you test positive to COVID-19 while in Mauritius, you’ll be required to isolate for a minimum of 7 days. You must provide proof of accommodation booking and health insurance which covers COVID-19 treatment (see "Travel"). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Mauritius due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Bucharest •
Europe •
Eastern Europe •
Developed •
19.86M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 18, 2022
⚠️ Military action is underway in Ukraine. Russian troops have entered Ukrainian territory. Heavy fighting, including bombardments, explosions and missile launches, is ongoing around Kyiv and other areas of the country. Civilians are being impacted. Land border crossing points with Ukraine have major delays. Expect highly congested routes, checkpoints, lengthy queues and delays. Make sure you have a supply of food, water, medication and fuel. Romanian authorities have advised that entering Romania by land from Ukraine will be exempt from quarantine measures. You should not attempt to cross into Ukraine from Romania. You should follow the instructions of the local authorities at all times. If you have arrived in Romania from Ukraine and are in need of assistance, contact the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Romania due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Tbilisi •
Asia •
Western Asia •
Developing •
3.72M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 18, 2022
⚠️ Georgia’s land borders are open with the exception of the Azerbaijan land border, which at this time requires special permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan to cross. The Georgian land border with Russia near Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) is open. Entry is unrestricted for travellers who have documented proof of having received a full course of COVID-19 vaccination (see 'Travel'). We advise:  Exercise a high degree of caution in Georgia overall due to the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply.
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Amsterdam •
Europe •
Western Europe •
Developed •
17.02M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 18, 2022
⚠️ Australia isn't on the Netherland's ‘List of Safe Countries’, which means the EU travel ban applies. There may be exemptions, including for those that are both fully vaccinated and have tested negative to COVID-19, as well as EU nationals. You don't need to quarantine on arrival in the Netherlands. Most COVID-19 restrictions for public locations have been removed but face masks are still required on public transport. From 23 March, masks will not be required on public transport but must still be worn on aircraft and in airports. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in the Netherlands due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Brussels •
Europe •
Western Europe •
Developed •
11.32M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 18, 2022
⚠️ COVID-19 restrictions have eased across Belgium. You’re no longer required to present a COVID Safe Ticket (CST) to access certain venues. You must wear a facemask if you're 12 years and older on public transport and when visiting healthcare facilities. The EU has categorised Australia as a ‘dark red zone’. If you’re a non-resident of Belgium entering from a dark red zone outside the EU and Schengen Area, you’re required to present a full COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate. You must have a full COVID-19 vaccination certificate. If not, you can only travel to Belgium if you're a citizen or resident of an EU/Schengen Area country, or if you're travelling for an essential purpose. You must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) if you're travelling from Australia. See "Travel". We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Belgium due to the risk of terrorist attack.
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Kigali •
Africa •
Eastern Africa •
Least Developed •
11.55M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 17, 2022
⚠️ To enter Rwanda, you must complete a passenger locator form and upload a COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test certificate before departure. On entry, you must self-isolate until you return a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result taken on arrival. A rapid antigen test will also be taken on arrival and on day 3 from arrival. All testing is at your own cost, at a designated testing site. Some curfew measures have been lifted, including some venues (nightclubs and bars) that close by 2am. You'll need to be fully vaccinated to visit bars and restaurants. You must wear a face mask at all times. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Ongoing changes to restrictions are anticipated. Follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Rwanda overall due to the threat of violence and crime.
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Kathmandu •
Asia •
Southern Asia •
Least Developed •
28.43M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 17, 2022
⚠️ You no longer need a COVID-19 test to travel to Nepal if you’re fully vaccinated. Most pandemic restrictions have now been lifted. You'll need to present your COVID-19 vaccination certificate on arrival in Nepal. Follow the advice of local authorities. Monitor the Australian Embassy on Facebook (@australianembassynepal) and Twitter (@AusAmbNP) for regular updates. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution to Nepal due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Dodoma •
Africa •
Eastern Africa •
Least Developed •
55.16M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 16, 2022
⚠️ If you're travelling to Tanzania, you must have a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test result taken in the 96 hours before your arrival, complete the Ministry of Health's online surveillance form in the 24 hours before arrival and take a rapid test on arrival. Confirm COVID-19 requirements with local authorities and your airline(s) ahead of travel. Follow the advice of local authorities and COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Tanzania overall due to the risk of serious crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Port Vila •
Oceania •
Melanesia •
Least Developed •
277.5K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 15, 2022
⚠️ The Government of Vanuatu has confirmed that community transmission of COVID-19 has been detected in Port Vila and on the island of Espiritu Santo. All provinces of Vanuatu have moved to Outbreak Alert Level 3 and are subject to daytime movement restrictions and a 6pm – 6am curfew. All non-essential businesses are closed, and there are restrictions on public gatherings. All inbound international passenger flights and all domestic travel to and from the island of Efate is suspended. International outbound travel currently remains unaffected. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Vanuatu due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Nairobi •
Africa •
Eastern Africa •
Developing •
47.25M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 15, 2022
⚠️ Terrorists maintain a strong interest in attacking Westerners in Nairobi and other major population centres in Kenya. Targets could include hotels, shopping centres, restaurants, and public venues where Westerners are present. Attacks could occur at any time and with little or no warning. Avoid areas prone to attack and remain vigilant if visiting public areas. We advise you to ‘Reconsider your need to travel’ to Laikipia County. 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. Monitor the media for latest developments on COVID-19 and follow the advice of the authorities. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Kenya overall due to the high crime levels and the threat of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Pristina •
Europe •
Eastern Europe •
Least Developed •
1.73M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 11, 2022
⚠️ To enter Kosovo, you need proof that you've received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, a single dose of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine not more than 12 months ago or received a booster dose. You may also present proof that you recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. Otherwise you'll require proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 48 hours of arrival. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Kosovo overall due to: the potential for politically motivated violence especially in the northern municipalities, and the impacts of COVID-19.
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New Delhi •
Asia •
Southern Asia •
Developing •
1.3B people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 11, 2022
⚠️ All travellers to India must complete the 'Air Suvidha self declaration form' before departure. Travellers from specified countries, including Australia, may upload their vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test report to support their Air Suvidha declaration. COVID-19 restrictions including night curfews, school closures and limits to retail and public transport capacity continue in some states and union territories. Restrictions may change at short notice. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in India overall due to: the high threat of terrorist activity, civil unrest and crime. the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Avarua •
Oceania •
Polynesia •
Developing •
18.1K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 11, 2022
⚠️ Flights to and from Auckland have been reinstated for vaccinated travellers. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Cook Islands due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Budapest •
Europe •
Central Europe •
Developed •
9.82M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 11, 2022
⚠️ Military action is underway in Ukraine. Russian troops have entered Ukrainian territory. Heavy fighting, including bombardments, explosions and missile launches, is ongoing around Kyiv and other areas of the country. Civilians are being impacted. Land border crossing points with Ukraine have major delays. Expect highly congested routes, checkpoints, lengthy queues and delays. Make sure you have a supply of food, water, medication and fuel. You should not attempt to cross into Ukraine from Hungary. You should follow the instructions of the local authorities at all times. If you have arrived in Hungary from Ukraine and are in need of assistance, contact the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Hungary due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Dublin •
Europe •
Northern Europe •
Developed •
6.38M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 10, 2022
⚠️ You no longer need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of a negative COVID-19 test or an Irish passenger locator form on arrival in Ireland. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms while in Ireland, follow local government advice regarding isolation and taking an antigen or PCR test (see "Travel"). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Ireland due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Muscat •
Asia •
Middle East •
Developing •
4.42M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: March 4, 2022
⚠️ On arrival into Oman, you have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination (at least 2 doses of a recognised vaccine). See 'Travel'. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Oman overall due to the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Reykjavík •
Europe •
Northern Europe •
Developed •
334.3K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: February 28, 2022
⚠️ All COVID-19 travel restrictions for entry into Iceland have been lifted. Pre-pandemic entry rules apply. Domestic COVID-19 restrictions have also been lifted. COVID-19 remains a risk in Iceland. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Iceland due to impacts of COVID-19.
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Amman •
Asia •
Middle East •
Developing •
9.53M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: February 28, 2022
⚠️ You're no longer required to undergo COVID-19 (PCR) testing pre-departure or upon arrival in Jordan, but you must obtain a personal QR code prior to travel (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Jordan overall due to: the threat of terrorist attack, and  the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Oslo •
Europe •
Northern Europe •
Developed •
5.22M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: February 22, 2022
⚠️ All COVID-19 travel restrictions for entry into Norway have been lifted, with the exception of travel to Svalbard. Domestic COVID-19 restrictions have also been lifted. For Svalbard, all unvaccinated non-residents who have not recovered from COVID-19 must produce a negative test prior to boarding. All travellers arriving into Svalbard must be tested for COVID-19 within 24 hours. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Norway due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Belmopan •
North America •
Central America •
Developing •
370.3K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: February 16, 2022
⚠️ All travellers entering Belize, including children, will be required to purchase travel health insurance from a local provider. This is mandatory even if you have your own personal insurance. For full details of entry requirements see "Travel". We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Belize due to the risk of serious violent crime.
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Rabat •
Africa •
Northern Africa •
Developing •
33.34M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: February 7, 2022
⚠️ Borders are open for commercial flights into and out of Morocco. On arrival, you must provide your COVID-19 vaccination certificate and a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken in the 48 hours before departure. Contact local authorities and your travel provider for confirmation on latest entry and/or exit requirements. Monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities as restrictions may apply at short notice. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Morocco overall due to the high risk of terrorist attacks.
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Dushanbe •
Asia •
Central Asia •
Developing •
8.59M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: January 28, 2022
⚠️ can enter Tajikistan under a new 30-day visa-free arrangement. 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. PCR testing may also be required upon departure from Tajikistan. Face masks are mandatory in public. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Tajikistan to confirm entry requirements. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Tajikistan overall due to the threat of terrorist attack and potential for civil unrest. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Macau •
Asia •
Eastern Asia •
Developed •
649.1K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: January 25, 2022
⚠️ Macau has strict entry requirements in place, including hotel quarantine, multiple COVID-19 (PCR) tests and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If you're travelling to Macau, continue to monitor entry requirements on the Macau Immigration Service website. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Macau due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Sarajevo •
Europe •
Southern Europe •
Developed •
3.53M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: January 24, 2022
⚠️ Restrictions are in place for entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina. COVID-19 digital vaccination certificates or COVID-19 immunity certificates aren't accepted. You must carry a printout of your immunity certificate, such as your Australian-issued International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC). Restrictions may change at short notice. If you remain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, follow the advice of local authorities and local media for the latest information. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Bosnia and Herzegovina due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Banjul •
Africa •
Western Africa •
Least Developed •
1.88M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: January 6, 2022
⚠️ Commercial flights to and from The Gambia remain limited. The land border with Senegal is open. Check with your travel company for the latest information. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in The Gambia due to the high level of crime.
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Washington, D.C. •
North America •
Northern America •
Developed •
323.95M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: December 31, 2021
⚠️ If you're aged 18 and over you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination to travel to the US by air, unless you're a US citizen, US permanent resident, or qualify for one of the exceptions to this requirement. All passengers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, must also show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than one day before travel (see 'Travel’). COVID-19 remains a serious health risk. Various restrictions and public health measures are in place and vary by location. Monitor the Embassy website for further COVID-19 related information (see ‘Local Contacts’). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in the USA due to impacts of COVID-19.
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Sucre •
South America •
South America •
Developing •
10.99M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: December 26, 2021
⚠️ From 1 January 2022, you’ll need to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours to enter most public spaces or board transport services in Bolivia. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Bolivia because of ongoing political and social tensions and the risk of serious crime.
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Port of Spain •
North America •
Caribbean •
Developing •
1.35M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: December 24, 2021
⚠️ Trinidad and Tobago's State of Emergency and curfew have been lifted. A range of restrictions are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 (see 'Travel'). We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Trinidad and Tobago due to the very high levels of serious violent crime.
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Freetown •
Africa •
Western Africa •
Least Developed •
7.08M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: December 20, 2021
⚠️ Commercial flights are now operating. You must have approval to enter Sierra Leone and register to leave. This can be completed online (see 'Travel'). Additional COVID-19 testing is conducted on arrival. All unvaccinated passengers travelling into Sierra Leone will be required to undergo mandatory hotel quarantine at your own cost until you've received a negative COVID-19 (PCR) result. Vaccinated travellers will be allowed to self-quarantine at home whilst awaiting the result. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Sierra Leone due to: the high level of crime the possibility of civil unrest.
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Luanda •
Africa •
Middle Africa •
Least Developed •
25.87M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: December 17, 2021
⚠️ Angola is under a ‘state of public calamity’ until further notice. Most shops and services are now allowed to operate with some restrictions. Angola has opened its borders to South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Angola overall due to the risk of civil unrest and violent crime.
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Doha •
Asia •
Middle East •
Developing •
2.59M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: December 1, 2021
⚠️ Entry to Qatar is now permitted for most travellers. Entry requirements differ depending on vaccination status, country of embarkation and normal country of residence. COVID-19 remains a risk and restrictions still apply. Strict penalties apply for non-compliance. Stay up to date with current restrictions and travel measures (see 'Travel' and ‘Health’). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Qatar due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Thimphu •
Asia •
Southern Asia •
Least Developed •
775.62K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: November 30, 2021
⚠️ To enter Bhutan you'll need to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test result. The test must be carried out within 72 hours of leaving your country of origin. You must undergo COVID-19 testing on arrival and you'll need to enter government facilitated quarantine for 2 to 3 weeks, depending on vaccination status. Tourist visas are not being issued currently. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Bhutan overall due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Georgetown •
South America •
South America •
Developing •
746.9K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: November 18, 2021
⚠️ To travel to Guyana, you must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present results of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Guyana due to high levels of crime.
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Nassau •
North America •
Caribbean •
Developing •
378.04K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: November 18, 2021
⚠️ There are special requirements for entry to The Bahamas including applying for a health visa prior to arrival (see Travel). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in The Bahamas overall due to the high levels of violent crime.
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Kingston •
North America •
Caribbean •
Developing •
2.72M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: October 28, 2021
⚠️ 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). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Jamaica due to the high rates of violent crime.
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Libreville •
Africa •
Middle Africa •
Developing •
1.8M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: October 28, 2021
⚠️ Gabon has partially reopened its borders, allowing a limited number of flights each week. It's mandatory to wear a face mask in public. There's a curfew in place from 6pm to 5am. Follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Gabon due to the risk of violent crime.
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Monrovia •
Africa •
Western Africa •
Least Developed •
4.62M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: October 28, 2021
⚠️ 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'll be screened and tested for COVID-19, exemptions apply. Restrictions also apply if you're departing Liberia. (See ‘Travel’). If despite our advice, you are travelling to Liberia, you should contact your airline or travel agent for confirmation of flight schedules. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Liberia overall due to the sensitive political situation and the risk of violence and crime.
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Majuro •
Oceania •
Micronesia •
Developing •
54.88K people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: October 28, 2021
⚠️ 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 'Local contacts'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Marshall Islands due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Conakry •
Africa •
Western Africa •
Least Developed •
12.95M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: October 28, 2021
⚠️ There's heightened political unrest in Guinea, with the potential for the situation to deteriorate without warning. You should remain vigilant, monitor local media, and avoid movement (see 'Safety'). Land borders are closed and some flights have been cancelled. Contact your airline for more information. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Guinea. We advise:  Exercise a high degree of caution in Guinea overall due to political and social tensions that can lead to violence.
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Yaoundé •
Africa •
Middle Africa •
Developing •
22.71M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: October 28, 2021
⚠️ 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. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Cameroon overall due to civil unrest and high levels of violent crime.
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Bishkek •
Asia •
Central Asia •
Developing •
6.05M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: October 28, 2021
⚠️ 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 'Travel'). Further restrictions could be reintroduced at short notice. Contact your airline or nearest embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to confirm visa and entry requirements. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Kyrgyz Republic overall due to: the potential for civil unrest, threat of terrorism and high levels of crime the impacts of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Porto Novo •
Africa •
Western Africa •
Least Developed •
10.65M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: October 28, 2021
⚠️ Visas to enter Benin are restricted. You're only allowed to enter or exit Benin if it is an 'extreme necessity’. You must register entry or exit information online in advance of travel. If you enter by air, you'll be tested for COVID-19 on arrival at your own expense. If you're sick, you may be quarantined in a government-designated hotel for 14 days at your own expense. You'll also undergo testing if you're leaving Benin. Face masks are mandatory in public in most cities and towns, including Cotonou. Non-essential public gatherings are suspended. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Benin overall due to the high levels of violent and petty crime.
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Canberra •
Oceania •
Australia and New Zealand •
Developed •
24.12M people
⚠️ Exercise a high degree of caution 🕒 Issued date: September 12, 2019

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