Before you travel

Feb 28, 2021
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As we start to travel again it's really important to stay safe for both you and your fellow travellers. It is a shared responsibility so by following these simple steps you’ll be sure to have the best holiday possible and travel with confidence. 

Check the latest travel advice 

Stay up to date with changes for each state. It’s important to observe state and territory entry requirements and travel restrictions when entering or leaving a destination. 

Each state’s information can be found through the following websites or on the Australian Department of Health 

Practice good hygiene 

It may seem obvious these days but always wash your hands with soap and water and wash them often, if you do not have access, use alcohol-based hand sanitisers. When your travelling is no different. Tourism venues especially hotels often have very high touch points so remember to wash hands and disinfect after, transport, riding in lifts and opening doors. 

Clean and disinfect objects you use often such as mobile phones, keys and wallets and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth at all times. 

Use tap and go instead of cash where possible when paying for your accommodation, restaurant bills and shopping.

Increase ventilation by opening windows or turning on air conditioning when in a confined space, such as a car or hotel room. 

Practice physical distancing 

Even as states and territories ease restrictions, it’s still important to stay 1.5 metres away from others where possible. Space out when queuing to check in to your hotel, avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses, and try to stay away from crowds or large public gatherings. This is the perfect opportunity to get out and explore more of our great outdoors and move away from the hustle and bustle.

When travelling on public transport it’s important to take care and be considerate of others. Follow the rules and space yourself, avoid sitting close to others and always wear a mask.

Wear a mask 

It’s an essential part of every packing list these days so don’t forget to put in extra face masks. Some venue may require you to wear a mask if you can’t physically distance. Avoid the awkwardness and be prepared.

As we look to explore our cities, our tour operators, restaurants, hotels, and tourism providers are waiting to welcome you. They want to make your time with them a happy and safe experience and have implemented changes to their business to give you the confidence to travel and explore. Look for a Covid-safe sticker or poster on entry to a venue for peace of mind. By sharing the responsibilities we can ensure a COVID-safe environment for everyone and 2021 will see amazing Australian travel experiences.