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Latest news: Travel restrictions

China ends last border curbs and reopens to foreigners

China will reopen its borders to foreign tourists for the first time in the three years since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted by allowing all categories of visas to be issued from Wednesday.

Noodles back on the menu and new retailer opens at Canberra Airport

After closing due to pandemic restrictions, Asian noodle and sushi restaurant, Noodles XO, reopens at Canberra Airport today while a new retail and gift store, Merchant Canberra, opens its doors there for the first time.

Australia to ease more international travel restrictions from 17 April

International tourists are being urged to book a flight Down Under, as the federal government eases restrictions in a bid to return travel to pre-pandemic levels.

New support measures to help travel agents recover

Travel agents hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions will be given more than $75 million in government support to help recover.

Vaccinated international tourists to return to Australia on 21 February

Australia's ban on international tourists will end on February 21 after a decision by the federal government, with double vaccination required for entry.

Travel between New Zealand and Australia to recommence in July

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern today announced a five-step plan to reopen the country, with Australians to be allowed in from July.

Queensland to remove all border controls

Queensland will drop all border controls from 1am Saturday after recording six COVID-19 deaths and 14,914 new virus cases.

Updated: ACT travel restrictions explained

Here are the current ACT travel restrictions in place for the rest of Australia and New Zealand.

Travel bans aren’t the answer to stopping new COVID variant Omicron

There is global concern and widespread alarm, including talk of new travel bans, following the discovery of new COVID variant Omicron.

Unrestricted travel between ACT, NSW and Victoria from 1 November

Free travel between the ACT, NSW and Victoria will be permitted for ACT residents and visitors from each state from 1 November.

States almost set for return of international travel

Melbourne residents are enjoying their first weekend out of lockdown, as the nation's airlines prepare for the return of international travel.