Information about Australia
Population: 21,507,717 (census 2011)
Capital: Canberra 367,752 (est 2012)
Official Languages: english
Main cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Australia in your country of residence, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Australia, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Australia - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Time Zone: (GMT+ 8 a +10) Summer Time: (GMT+8 a +11¹ + 1)
Covid-19: Regulations for travel to Australia
Only people with Australian citizenship, permanent residents and their first degree relatives, as well as people with an authorized exception , can enter Australia.
- All other people, including temporary residents, international students and tourists, cannot enter Australia until further notice.
- Australians, permanent residents and their first degree relatives who enter Australia and have two doses of the Australian government approved vaccines may be subject to reduced quarantine periods, depending on the state they enter.
- Each state is responsible for establishing quarantine requirements. For specific requirements, visit the Department of Health page for the state where your flight arrives: https://www.health.gov.au/about-us/contact-us/local-state-and-territory-health- departments
- The Australian government recognized vaccines for international travelers are: AstraZeneca Vaxzevria (two doses), Pfizer / Biontech Comirnaty (two doses), Moderna Spikevax (two doses), Janssen-Cilag COVID Vaccine (one dose), AstraZeneca COVISHIELD (two doses), Sinovac Coronavac (two doses).
- Vaccinated persons entering Australia must present a certificate of vaccination, issued by a state, national authority or accredited vaccine provider, in English or with a certified English translation, including at least the name of the traveler (as it appears in the passport), date of birth or passport number of the traveler, brand of the vaccine and either the date of each dose or the date on which the traveler completed the vaccination chart.
- All persons entering Australia (including persons in transit and holders of diplomatic passports), must present a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to travel and may be subject to COVID-19 testing and medical review.
- Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia over the age of 12 who have received two doses of one of the approved vaccines will be able to leave the country without the need for a travel exception.
- Australians and permanent residents who are not vaccinated will continue to be subject to travel restrictions to leave (travel exception requirement) and to enter the country (mandatory two-week quarantine).
- If you are planning a trip to or from Australia, we suggest you check with your airline about the status of your reservations.
- Travel restrictions to Australia are frequently reviewed and depend on several factors, including the percentage of the Australian population vaccinated. If you wish to travel to Australia, we recommend that you check the latest travel restrictions here: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/