The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has now been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and countries all around the world have begun implementing measures to help contain the spread of the virus. Depending on the country, the preventative measures against COVID-19 include travel restrictions, border closures, and the suspension of flights
Visa Requirements for Australian Citizens
Visa requirements for Australian citizens are administrative entry restrictions placed on Australian passport holders by the authorities of other countries across the world.
According to the Henley Passport Index, the Australian passport is considered the 9th most powerful passport in terms of travel freedom. That means that at the present time, Australian nationals can travel to around 100 countries visa-free and more than 30 countries with a visa on arrival.
Visa requirements for Australian citizens differ depending on the country the traveler wants to visit, the amount of time they wish to spend in the territory and the reason for their visit. It is important for Australians to check requirements before planning a trip so that they know which documents are needed to gain entry to their destination.
Most visa-exempt countries for Australian citizens allow Australian nationals to enter their borders for tourism, business or transit purposes, for short periods of time (normally between 30 to 180 days) depending on the country of destination.
Despite the fact that it is not necessary to obtain a visa for Australian citizens for short stays for visa-exempt countries, it may be necessary to register for an electronic travel authorization to obtain permission to travel to certain visa-free states.
It is necessary to obtain a visa if the Australian passport holder wishes to visit a country not on the visa-exempt list. This may be a visa on arrival at a border entry point, a consular visa from an embassy of their destination or an electronic visa through an online application.