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Updated 3 June 2021
On this page, you will find updates regarding your upcoming expedition. If there are any impacts to your voyage arising from public health directives or other disruptions, you will find that information here. All items on this page are current and reflect the best of our available information. If you do not find any news here regarding your voyage, that means that at present, your voyage will proceed as planned. There is no need to contact us.
Victoria is currently experiencing community transmission of Covid 19 and is in a regional lockdown. As a result, Australian states and territories have directed travel restriction for any guests originating from or travelling through Victoria and this will prohibit some guests from joining cruises planned whilst these restrictions are in place. Our reservations team will contact guests and travel agents of those affected guests directly to assist with deferring travel to alternate cruises dates. Coral Expeditions will always adhere to government regulations and will follow our SailSAFE protocols strictly to prevent any risk to passengers or crew.
We understand that there is ongoing uncertainty with regards to travel within Australia in the current environment. Health management directives in a pandemic are constantly evolving and we are in regular contact with authorities across the country.
A summary of the latest border information and travel advice affecting our upcoming departures can be found in the table below. This information has been extracted from state and territory official websites on 11th June 2021.
|Travelling To:||Current Entry Restrictions||Current Entry Requirements||Official Advice|
People from “Low Risk” areas are required to go into 14 days of mandatory quarantine & present for COVID-19 testing on day 11. People from “Medium Risk” areas are not permitted to enter Western Australia.
Victoria is now classified as ‘Medium Risk’. Effective 10.00am Thursday, 27 May, travel from Victoria is not permitted unless exempt.
Travellers from Queensland who have been to an identified exposure site during the relevant times are also required to get tested and self-quarantine for 14 days from their date of exposure.
|All persons travelling to WA must complete “G2G” pass at least 3 days prior, complete a health screening on arrival and scan G2G pass when exiting Perth Airport.||LEARN MORE >|
People from “Hot Spots” are required to undertake 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine at own expense. All persons from “High-Risk sites” are to get a COVID-19 test within 72 hours and self-quarantine until they have had a test and until a negative test is returned.
Anyone arriving into the Northern Territory from or through a declared hotspot must undertake mandatory supervised quarantine, including exposure sites in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
|All persons travelling to NT must complete a “Border Entry” form online within 72 hours of entry.||LEARN MORE >|
People from “declared hotspots” are not permitted to enter Queensland.
From 1am AEST Friday 28 May all of Victoria will be declared a COVID-19 hotspot. There are also exposure venues listed for New South Wales.
Anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the start date identified for the hotspot (whichever is shorter) will not be allowed to enter Queensland unless they are a Queensland resident, except for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.
|The Queensland Border Declaration Pass system is currently active. You need a border pass to enter Queensland if you have been in an Australian State or Territory with a COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days.||LEARN MORE >|
People from “Medium-Risk” areas are required to quarantine upon arrival. People from “High-Risk” areas are not permitted to enter Tasmania.
Metropolitan Melbourne is classified as a ‘High Risk’, while Regional Victoria is now classified as ‘Low Risk’. New South Wales and Queensland are classified as ‘Low Risk’ but both have a number of premises declared as high-risk.
|All persons travelling to TAS must complete a “Tas E” pass online within 72 hours of entry.||LEARN MORE >|
|SA||People from “Prohibited Locations” are required to undertake 14 days mandatory supervised quarantine at own expense upon entry and must undertake PCR testing on Day 1, 5 and 12.
Travellers arriving from Victoria from 7:45 pm 28 May 2021 are not permitted to enter South Australia.
|All persons travelling to SA must complete a “Cross Border Travel Registration” form at least 7 days prior to entering.
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