Qantas will today operate its first international passenger flights since June, with a return service from Sydney to Auckland. It comes as NSW, NT and ACT today reopen their borders to travellers from New Zealand, who no longer need to quarantine in a hotel when arriving in Australia through Sydney. But Qantas has delayed plans to relaunch flights from Christchurch to … [Read more...]
Visas & Immigration
Visas & Immigration is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. When travelling overseas, you certainly need to have a good understanding of immigration procedures, including getting the required visas to the countries you are planning on visiting.
While on the subject of overseas travel, Qantas round the world tickets generally offer excellent value.
Australia has taken the first step towards establishing a long-anticipated "trans-Tasman bubble" between Australia and New Zealand. But, at this stage, it's only a one-way bubble and New Zealanders can only travel to selected states & territories in Australia without needing to quarantine. From Friday 16 October 2020, it will be possible to travel from New Zealand to New … [Read more...]
New South Wales and ACT residents can now travel to South Australia without needing to self-isolate for 14 days - just in time for school holidays! The announcement also paves the way for South Australians to holiday in Canberra, Sydney or elsewhere in NSW, without needing to quarantine when returning home. South Australia already reopened its border to the ACT last week as … [Read more...]
Courtney Devine has been working in Amsterdam for more than two years. Desperate now to return to Perth, the Australian woman was left with no choice but to set up a "Go Fund Me" page to raise the $10,542 needed to book a flight home and pay for hotel quarantine on arrival. She still then had to wait six weeks for the next available flight due to Australia's international … [Read more...]
If you're returning to Australia from overseas - or travelling interstate from a designated COVID-19 hotspot - there's a good chance you'll end up in hotel quarantine. Since 29 March 2020, anyone arriving in Australia is required to undergo 14 days of managed isolation in a hotel room. This needs to be completed in government-designated hotel in the city where you arrive … [Read more...]