Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Australia?

+42,868 New COVID cases in Australia
+69 New COVID deaths in Australia
83.74% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 29 October 2021

Basic facts about Australia

Australia is a very large country located in Oceania. The capital of Australia is Canberra and the most spoken language is English. The national currency in Australia is Australian dollar (AUD).

What taxi apps are available in Australia?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Australia.

Uber is available in 37 cities of Australia. Bolt is not available in Australia.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate.

Practical information

Australian dollar (AUD)Official currency
1 EUR~1.5 AUD
1 USD~1.42 AUD

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Australia?

There is one common plug type used in Australia:

Type I 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Australia?

Currently, citizens of 45 countries can enter Australia without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Australia?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Australia.

Data last reviewed on: 29 October 2021

Is it safe in Australia?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 18, 2022, the risk level for Australia was changed to Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions.

Emergency phones in Australia

000 Police
000 Ambulance
000 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Australia?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.


If you are 18 years old or older, you are allowed to carry 2.25L of alcoholic beverages into Australia duty-free.


The majority of tobacco goods are classified as 'prohibited imports.' Cigarettes, molasses tobacco, heat-not-burn goods, and loose leaf tobacco all fall under this category.

To import banned tobacco goods for commercial or personal use into Australia, you must apply for and be given an import permit by the Australian Border Force (ABF) prior to your tobacco arriving.

Data last reviewed on: 29 October 2021

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