Border update 03/06/2021
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Get ready to travel! State borders are getting more reliable. We will provide assistance with expert advice and border forms if required. Our "Border-proof travel guarantee" means that you will not be out of pocket if a border closes and you need to change your plans prior to trip commencement.
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With the vaccine roll-out state premiers are now easing restrictions and maintaining stability.
From 27/05/2021: Travel to NSW is currently open to all states with restrictions in place for areas of Victoris. If entering NSW and been in Victoria on or after 4pm Thursday 27 May you must complete a NSW entry declaration form and follow the stay-at-home rules. If entering NSW and you have been in Victoria at a place of high concern COVID-19 concerns notice (close contact venue or casual contact venue) you must follow testing and self-isolation equirements.
Conclusion: Travel to New South Wales is currently GOOD TO GO from all states excluding Victoria.
From 27/05/2021: Victoria has strict lockdown restrictions in place. Travel to Victoria for the purpose of a holiday is NOT permitted.
When lockdown is lifted you will need to apply for a permit to enter Victoria from anywhere in Australia. Apply for a permit. The permit system is based on a traffic light system (Arrgh!!) which allows for areas across Australia to be designated as green, orange or red according to their risk. All areas of Australia (excluding VIC) are currently in the 'green zone'.
Find more information about red, orange and green permit zones.
Conclusion: Travel to Victoria is NO GO.
From 27/05/2021: The Queensland border is open to all except people who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter). Anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14 days or since the start date identified for the hotspot (whichever is shorter) will not be allowed to enter Queensland, except for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.
C19 Hotspots (QLD)
Conclusion: Travel to Queensland is GOOD TO GO unless you have been in VIC.
From 27/05/2021: Interstate and international arrivals need to complete a G2G PASS declaration to enter WA. You will not be required to quarantine if you are traveling from TAS, SA, NT and parts of NSW & ACT. Travelers from VIC are not permitted to enter without an exemption through G2G PASS. COVID-19 exposure sites have been identified in New South Wales. Travellers from New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory into WA who have been to an exposure site during the relevant times are required to get tested and self-quarantine for 14 days from their date of exposure.
Conclusion: Travel to Western Australia is GOOD TO GO provided you are not travelling from VIC or any exposure sites in NSW or ACT.
From 27/05/2021: All travelers coming to South Australia are required to complete a Cross-Border Travel Registration. People arriving directly from ACT, SA, NT, NSW, QLD and TAS are able to travel without restriction. If you are planning travel to SA, aim to complete the registration form at least 14 days before you leave, regardless of where your travel begins. Travellers arriving from Victoria are not permitted to enter South Australia.
Conclusion: Travel to SA is GOOD TO GO unless you are travelling from VIC.
From 27/05/2021: Travelers from low-risk areas must still register via the ‘Tas e-Travel’ system within 72 hours prior to arrival. All states of Australia are currently low risk excluding Victoris and parts of NSW. All of Victoria and (a number of premises in NSW have been declared as high-risk). If you are traveling from the high risk regions of VIC or NSW you will not be able to enter Tasmania unless approved as an Essential Traveler.
Conclusion: Travel to Tasmania is GOOD TO GO unless you are traveling from high risk ares of VIC or NSW.
From 27/05/2021: Anyone arriving in the NT must complete a Border Entry Form. You will have to quarantine if you have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot (All of Victoria is currently declared an active hotspot).
Conclusion: Travel to Northern Territory is GOOD TO GO unless you are traveling from VIC.
C19 Hotspots (NT)
From 27/05/2020: All visitors and travelers to Norfolk Island MUST apply for a NORFOLK ISLAND TRAVEL PASS. Persons traveling to Norfolk Island will be free to enter Norfolk Island without quarantine as long as they have not come from Victoria. Travelers from VIC are not permitted to enter Norfolkd Island.
Conclusion: Travel to Norfolk Island is GOOD TO GO unless you are traveling from VIC.
C19 Hotspots (Norfolk Island)
From 27/05/2020: Travelers to New Zealand from all countries are tested for COVID-19 and a 14-day managed quarantine or isolation is mandatory.
The general view is that quarantine-free travel to New Zealand is possible unless you have been in Victoria within 14 days prior to travel.
Conclusion: Travel to New Zealand is GOOD TO GO unless you are traveling from VIC.
AIRLINE POLICIES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
Tickets are non-refundable. Date and time changes are allowed with a $55 change fee per person plus any fare difference if applicable. Free changes are available with eligible higher priced fare types.
Tickets are non-refundable. You can pay a fee and fare difference to change the flights with upgrade to next available fare. Free changes are available with eligible fare types.
Tickets can be changed free of charge through to January 2022.
On a side note...
The evidence https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/australia/ literally shows that for 99.99% of people Covid 19 is no worse than a mild flu. Of those (usually very elderly with multiple comorbidities) who have died to date in Australia, only a handful had positive PCR tests and no other known medical issues. Further, the PCR test being used is very unreliable. The overreaction is extremely hard to explain. The USA and UK statistics are much the same as Australia.