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COVID-19 Travel Permits & Testing

COVID-19 Travel Permits & Testing

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COVID-19 Travel Permits & Testing

We know the way we travel has changed, however our commitment to ensuring your peace of mind from the moment you book to your safe return home has not wavered. 

We've got you covered. We have done the hard work so you can focus on the fun stuff; looking forward to your holiday! We have prepared a Pre-Departure checklist that covers off everything you need to prepare for your trip.  

We encourage you to read the following information well before your intended travel date, and again in the weeks leading up to your holiday, in case of any changes to the requirements. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team on 1300 727 988.  

Please Note

It is the responsibility of the customer to check the host country accepts tests from the testing centre used and that the customer meets all the entry requirements of their state, host country and airline prior to departure. Wendy Wu Tours is not liable for a customer being refused entry to the host country for any reason.


Contact Information

Contact Information

Please ensure you’ve provided us with your most updated details, in order for Wendy Wu Tours and/or your airline to reach you directly in case of an emergency or for any last-minute information. 

- Email address while travelling

- Mobile number while travelling

- Residential address including post code

Passport & Visas

Passport & Visas

It’s time to dust off your passport and check the expiry date. All passports should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of return into Australia. If your travel destination requires a visa, please visit our Passports & Visa page.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend all customers take out comprehensive travel insurance including COVID-19 cover for the duration of their trip and to take a copy of the insurance documents with you on tour. Prior to departure we will request the following information is provided to us:

- Insurance company

- Policy number 

- Emergency contact of the insurance provider

Vaccination Credentials

Vaccination Credentials

From 1 November 2021, Australians who wish to travel overseas can do so and will be able to access an internationally recognised proof of vaccination document to prove their vaccination status abroad (more information on the International Vaccine Certificate below).  
 
Australia considers you to be fully vaccinated if you have completed a course of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognised vaccine. At least 7 days must have passed since the final dose of vaccine in a course of immunisation for you to be considered fully vaccinated, however your host country may require a longer amount of time to have passed. You can find out more on the approved vaccinations the Australia Government’s COVID-19 Home Affairs website. 
COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC)

COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC)

Your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) is a free and secure means of proving your COVID-19 immunisation history when you travel overseas. We recommend you print the certificate, as well as save it to a digital wallet on your smart phone. 
 
The easiest way to get a certificate is by using your Medicare account through myGov, or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app. You can find out more information on the ICVC on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
COVID-19 PCR Test - Departing & Returning to Australia

COVID-19 PCR Test - Departing & Returning to Australia

Most airlines and countries will require you to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 48 to 72 hours, however the exact requirements depend on the airline and destination you’re flying to. Accepted tests include Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), which may also be reported as RT-PCR or PCR.  

Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result is required for entry back into Australia and depending on your state or territory, further testing and quaratine/isolatation may be required. All travellers to Australia should complete an Australia Travel Declaration (ATD) at least 72 hours before departure. 

If your flight is delayed, you will still be considered to have met the pre-departure testing requirements. You will not need a new test. However, if your flight is re-scheduled or cancelled, you will need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the required timeframe set by the airline and destination of travel. 

Additional information 

- Continue reading for information on the destination you are visiting  

- Visit our Airline Travel Safe Protocols page for more information on the airline’s requirements

- Visit the Health Direct website to find your closest testing clinic


Entry into Host Country

Entry into Host Country

Every country has their own entry requirements. You may be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test within a specifc timeframe, your vaccination credenitals, an entry permit and/or travel insurance with adequate medical cover to be allowed entry. 

The requirements at time of booking may differ by the time you depart. It’s important that you check the host country's Government requirements well before your departure date, and again closer to your departure date. 

Continue reading for further information on the destination you’re visiting. 

Find out the latest Australian Government Travel Advice for your destination