COVID-19: Australian Government Travel advice changes ahead of Australian border opening
As we predicted earlier this week, smarttraveller.com.au had changed its travel warnings for a range of overseas countries. Instead of all the countries being classified as Level 4 – Do Not travel’, most of the 177 countries listed have been reclassified.
You won’t find a classification lower than Level 2 – exercise a high degree of caution, but at least with the new classifications you have a greater chance of being able to get travel insurance.
The new classifications are based on a combination of COVID-19 transmission risk, and the usual considerations of safety, political stability, and other factors.
It’s pleasing to see this movement which should give some assurance to Australians who are planning any overseas travel in the next few months.
You should monitor the SmartTraveller site in the weeks and days leading up to your travel for up to date advice.
Now, let me check on Fiji and New Zealand . . .