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International travel documents

Before confirming your next international trip, make sure you do your research on what the entry requirements are for your chosen destination. This article provides some very general information, however, it is your personal responsibility to ensure you are appropriately prepared and have taken the necessary steps to enter your chosen country.

  1. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months or more upon arrival in a country
  2. You usually need to have a few blank pages in your passport. Failing this, you may be denied entry
  1. Be sure to check the entry requirements of all destinations - even those you're transiting 
  2. Most countries require you to apply for a tourist visa before arrival
  3. Depending on the country, a tourist visa may be issued online or upon arrival
  4. Where possible, we always recommend applying for your visa online before you travel
  5. For some countries, you'll have to apply for a visa at the nearest embassy
  6. Check the latest entry requirements on the country's government website as these requirements can change
  7. Be careful with visa services that are not officially recognised as it may cause issues down the track
Health check
  1. Visit your healthcare professional before travelling overseas for up to date health advice for your destination
  2. Due to COVID-19, some countries may require you to get a health check before you'll be allowed
  3. You may need to show proof of vaccinations and/or you may need to enter quarantine
  4. Research the latest information on the country's government website to ensure you are prepared
  5. Things can change quickly. Make sure you check the official government website frequently to stay up to date