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International Travel Checklist

International travel has changed and you may need to do a little more planning and preparation before take off. We are here to assist you with your travel arrangements however it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully aware of the requirements to depart and return to Australia, transit through or visit a foreign country. Rules are constantly changing and we recommend that you keep yourself up to date whilst travelling.

The health and wellbeing of our customers has never been more important to us, here is some important information to assist you.

Personal Documents

  • Do you have a valid passport with minimum six months validity from date of return to Australia?
  • Do you require a visa for any of the countries you are transiting or visiting? Ask us for assistance with obtaining any visas.
  • Have you downloaded your International COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate (ICVC)? Download your certificate from the myGov website then print a copy and save a copy to your phone.
  • Complete your Australian Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) 72 hours before returning to Australia. Use the free mobile DPD app by downloading it from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play store (Android), or submit your DPD using the DPD online form.
  • Do you have travel insurance? We strongly recommend that all travellers purchase travel insurance at the time of booking any travel arrangements and can assist you with obtaining a policy. 

Important Websites

Departure & Arrival COVID-19 Testing

Do you require a negative COVID-19 test before departing Australia?

  • Some airlines require a negative test result to be presented at check in. Please check the website of your operating airline (take note if you are on a codeshare flight).
  • Some countries require a negative test result received 48-72 hours prior to arrival. Please ensure you account for any time differences when calculating the 48-72 hours.
  • For more information on whether you are required to present a negative test prior to departure or on arrival in a foreign country please visit Smartraveller.

Do you require a negative COVID-19 test result prior to your return to Australia? Check your home state or territory's website for information.

Arranging a COVID-19 Test

If you require a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen Test, we recommend Australian Clinical Labs where you can book online and save $10 when you use code 'TC10' in the review order screen.

If you require a COVID-19 test while travelling or before returning to Australia, visit the IATA Lab Locator to find your nearest testing clinic.

The information on this page is provided as a guide only. Hastwell Travel & Cruise is here to assist you but will not be liable for ensuring you meet these and any other travel requirements.

Unsure of how to make your travel restart a reality? Start by talking to us. As your trusted travel agent, we’re here to save you time and show you value for money. Why not let us help you create a travel plan, not only for your next trip but the one after that and the one after that! Just as you would see an advisor to map our your financial future, working with us on a travel plan is the best plan if you're serious about seeing the world.

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