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Last verified: Thursday, 24. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Australia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Australia

Local Situation: 3.3 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Australia. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Australia

There are currently 26,973 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Australia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 859 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Australia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Australia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Australia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Australia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet -

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/AU

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Australia due to COVID-19.   Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Australia due ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/australia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/australia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Østrig, fordi Østrig ikke opfylder kriterierne for lave smittetal i modellen for rejsevejledninger for EU- og Schengenlande. Du kan læse mere hos Statens Serum Institut. Udenrigsministeriets rejsevejledninger er primært rettet mod danske turistrejsende. Erhvervsrejser er ofte nødvendige rejser, og erhvervsrejsende ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/oestrig/

Individual rating changes for Australia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Australia. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 18th 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Australia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 2.7 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Australia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from June 27th 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 2.8 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government decreased their existing warning for Australia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 28th 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 3.0 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government decreased their existing warning for Australia to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 27th 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Australia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 2.6 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Australia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 2.4 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Australia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 2.2 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Australia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 2.0 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Australia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 3rd 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 2.2 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government decreased their existing warning for Australia to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from January 14th 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 2.0 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Australia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for Australia to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from January 9th 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 1.8 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Australia to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from January 4th 2020

The total rating for Australia changed from 1.6 to 1.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Australia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Australia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Australia with a rating of 2.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Australia with a rating of 1.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Australia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Australia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Australia with a rating of 2.0.

About Australia

Australia with its capital Canberra is a country in Oceania (Australia and New Zealand), slightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states (7,686,850 km²). The country is located Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. The climate can be described as generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north. The landscape is mostly low plateau with deserts; fertile plain in southeast. With a population of about 20.6 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Canberra
Population about 20.6 million
Size 7.686.850 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states
Common languages English
Currency Dollar (short: AUD)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +61
Internet Top Level Domain .au
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 AU
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 AUS
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 36

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Australia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • and poor farming practices
  • clearing for agricultural purposes threatens the natural habitat of many unique animal and plant species
  • desertification
  • industrial development
  • is threatened by increased shipping and its popularity as a tourist site
  • limited natural freshwater resources
  • soil erosion from overgrazing
  • soil salinity rising due to the use of poor quality water
  • the Great Barrier Reef off the northeast coast
  • the largest coral reef in the world
  • urbanization

Natural hazzards

  • cyclones along the coast
  • forest fires
  • severe droughts
  • volcanic activity on Heard and McDonald Islands

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Australia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. chemicals
  2. food processing
  3. industrial
  4. mining
  5. steel
  6. transportation equipment

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. cattle
  3. fruits
  4. poultry
  5. sheep
  6. sugarcane
  7. wheat

Australian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Australia.

Export products

  1. alumina
  2. coal
  3. gold
  4. iron ore
  5. machinery
  6. meat
  7. transport equipment
  8. wheat
  9. wool

Import products

  1. computers
  2. crude oil
  3. machinery
  4. office machines
  5. parts
  6. petroleum products
  7. telecommunication equipment
  8. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Australia?

Australia is currently rated at 3,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Australia.

Is it safe to travel Australia in 2020?

Visiting the country Australia is usually fine. The score is at 3,3 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Australia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Australia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Australia?

There are currently 26,973 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Australia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 859 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Australia.

What is the size of Australia?

Australia has a size of 7,686,850 km² or 2,967,908 mi² which is slightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.