COVID-19 Travel Information - Updated 1 August 2020
COVID-19 and DOMESTIC TRAVEL
COVID-19 travel restrictions are easing in Australia and New Zealand. Domestic travel is now possible in many parts of the region and Southern Crossings are helping to introduce locals to the many treasures right here in our own backyards. We have created a collection of sample itineraries and special offers, curated especially to inspire locals to explore Australia and New Zealand's many local treasures.
Visit Tourism Australia for details regarding current domestic Australian travel restrictions.
COVID-19 and INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
In response to COVID-19, Australia and New Zealand’s borders are currently closed to international visitors. International travel to Fiji and the islands of the South Pacific (with the exception of French Polynesia) is also currently restricted to citizens of these countries.
Having had no active cases of COVID-19 since 29 May 2020 (and a total of just 60 confirmed cases and no deaths), French Polynesia reopened its borders to welcome international visitors from 15 July 2020. Visitors are required to:
- Have had a negative test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of travel to French Polynesia,
- Provide authorities on arrival with their itinerary and contact details for the duration of their stay in the country,
- Take out international travel insurance.
- Wear masks aboard water taxis and ferries, in taxis and other ground transport, during flights, and in airports / ferry terminals.
- Self-test for COVID-19 on day 4 of their travels.
- Report and signs or symptoms of COVID-19 if they present at any time during their stay.
see Tahiti Tourisme for further details.
This information will continue to be updated as government advice and regulations change (please also refer to the links below for the current government information in each destination).
In the meantime, the Southern Crossings travel design teams are ready to help you start planning your dream vacation to our region for when international borders reopen; and we look forward to being able to welcome you back to our beautiful part of the world again soon.
email@example.com (New Zealand, Fiji, French Polynesia / Tahiti, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and Samoa)
Useful links for further information on travel restrictions across our regions:
Domestic travel restrictions within Australia: (Tourism Australia with internal links to individual Australian States)
International travel restrictions – Australia (Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs)
International travel restrictions – New Zealand (New Zealand Immigration)
International travel restrictions – Fiji (Fiji Department of Immigration)
International travel restrictions – French Polynesia (Tahiti Tourism)
Keep safe and keep well, we look forward to welcoming you back Down Under again soon.