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Important Things to Know When Traveling to Australia

Posted on 21 June 2019 by jiggy (0)

In addition to deciding on the cities to travel to and the sights to see, there are other things to know and consider when traveling to Australia. Here are some of the most important things that every travel should know before they go to Australia.

When to Travel to Australia

When you travel to Australia is largely dependent on the part of this country that you wish to visit. Being in the Southern hemisphere, Australia has seasons that are opposite to those of the countries in the Northern hemisphere. But, the most popular summer months to travel to Southern Australia are January, February, and December. Nevertheless, the country is more crowded these months and traveling is more expensive. To save money and avoid crowds, travel to Australia in March, April, October, or November. Australia has pleasant temperatures during these months.

Visa Requirements

Tourists need visas to travel to Australia. Only New Zealand citizens are exempted from this requirement. Canada, U.S, and Brunei, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Hong Kong citizens can apply for ETA online at a cost of around US$18.50. Where and how tourists apply for visas, the restrictions that apply, and costs depend on their countries of origin.

What Not to Carry When Traveling to Australia

You are not allowed to carry foods like vegetables, fruits, eggs and meat. You should also not carry plants, skins, seeds, and feathers when traveling to Australia. Travelers are also prohibited from carrying weapons, drugs, protected wildlife, and firearms. Some personal use medications are also controlled. Therefore, if you are on medication, have a doctor’s letter stating the medicines you are required to take and your conditions.

Vaccination Requirements

When you travel to Australia, you don’t need vaccination. But, if you just had yellow fever or come from a country infected with yellow fever, you have to show that you have received yellow fever vaccination.

Basically, these are the most important things to know when traveling to Australia. Nevertheless, you should conduct your own research to learn more about your travel destination and make appropriate travel arrangements.