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Australia travel requirements: rules for entry for Indians

By Condé Nast Traveller

Australia has opened borders to international travellers

Australia opened borders to fully vaccinated tourists on 21 February, along with a flurry of changes to ease travel to the continent. Recent significant changes include mandatory online lodgement for visa applications, a visa application fee waiver for travellers with visas that expired during the pandemic, and no requirement for quarantine on arrival. Among the big-ticket events coming up is the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup from 22 October to 13 November 2022. Here is all you need to know to plan that Australia holiday this year.

Rules for entry to Australia

All travellers above 18 need to be fully vaccinated to enter Australia. Here is the full list of all that is required to be eligible for entry into the country.

  • All fully vaccinated visa holders can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. They will need to carry their COVID-19 vaccination certificate. To request an exemption, you will need to show proof of medical contraindication to the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Passengers arriving by air into Australia should complete the Digital Passenger Declaration . You can complete the form seven days before your flight to Australia, but you can only submit it 72 hours prior to departure, as the declaration requires your health information 72 hours before the flight. \
  • A negative RT-PCR test or other nucleic acid amplification test result taken within three days of the flight's scheduled departure for Australia, or a medical certificate as evidence of a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken under medical supervision within 24 hours before scheduled flight departure,. for all adults conducted within 72 hours of the travel date. You must complete this before you check into the flight. Parents or guardians should complete a declaration for any child under 16 years of age. \
  • Children below the age of 12 can access the same travel arrangements as fully vaccinated people for international travel purposes. Temporary visa holders under the age of 18 at the time of departure for Australia do not require an approved travel exemption when travelling with at least one fully vaccinated adult. \
  • All travellers need to undertake a self-monitored, Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), within 24 hours of arrival into Australia. Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) results need to be reported to the respective state authority only if you test positive. Tourists travelling to South Australia will have to undertake a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival and those travelling to Western Australia will have to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) within 12 hours of arrival.  \
  • Check for updates on the requirements of the state or territory of your arrival, and any others you plan to travel to, especially for vaccination, quarantine and post-arrival testing requirements, as restrictions may change on short notice.

Travel from India to Australia

Qantas introduced a nonstop direct flight from Delhi to Sydney, and a flight from Darwin to Sydney and onwards to Delhi, starting 6 December 2021. Currently, Air India operates nonstop flights from Delhi to Sydney or Melbourne. Connecting flights via other airlines to Australia are available from most major cities in India.

Visas to Australia  

Indian travellers to Australia can apply for an e-visa online here . Processing time is estimated at a week given the submission of all requested information. If a traveller held a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) to Australia that has either expired or will expire between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2022, they can indicate eligibility for the Visa Application Charge waiver while applying for a new visa. You need to lodge your application by 31 December 2022 to receive the VAC waiver.

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Routine vaccines


Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)

Immunization schedules

All eligible travelers should be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. Please see  Your COVID-19 Vaccination  for more information. 

COVID-19 vaccine

Hepatitis B

Recommended for unvaccinated travelers younger than 60 years old traveling to Australia. Unvaccinated travelers 60 years and older may get vaccinated before traveling to Australia.

Hepatitis B - CDC Yellow Book

Dosing info - Hep B

Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is mainly a concern in the Murray River, and the Outer Torres Strait Islands area.

Recommended for travelers who

  • Are moving to an area with Japanese encephalitis to live
  • Spend long periods of time, such as a month or more, in areas with Japanese encephalitis
  • Frequently travel to areas with Japanese encephalitis

Consider vaccination for travelers

  • Spending less than a month in areas with Japanese encephalitis but will be doing activities that increase risk of infection, such as visiting rural areas, hiking or camping, or staying in places without air conditioning, screens, or bed nets
  • Going to areas with Japanese encephalitis who are uncertain of their activities or how long they will be there

Not recommended for travelers planning short-term travel to urban areas or traveling at times outside of the Japanese encephalitis season.

Japanese encephalitis (CDC Yellow Book)

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine for US Children

Cases of measles are on the rise worldwide. Travelers are at risk of measles if they have not been fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure, or have not had measles in the past, and travel internationally to areas where measles is spreading.

All international travelers should be fully vaccinated against measles with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, including an early dose for infants 6–11 months, according to  CDC’s measles vaccination recommendations for international travel .

Measles (Rubeola) - CDC Yellow Book

Dogs infected with rabies are not commonly found in Australia.

If rabies exposures occur while in Australia, rabies vaccines are typically available throughout most of the country.

Rabies pre-exposure vaccination considerations include whether travelers 1) will be performing occupational or recreational activities that increase risk for exposure to potentially rabid animals and 2) might have difficulty getting prompt access to safe post-exposure prophylaxis.

Please consult with a healthcare provider to determine whether you should receive pre-exposure vaccination before travel.

For more information, see country rabies status assessments .

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Avoid contaminated water


How most people get sick (most common modes of transmission)

  • Touching urine or other body fluids from an animal infected with leptospirosis
  • Swimming or wading in urine-contaminated fresh water, or contact with urine-contaminated mud
  • Drinking water or eating food contaminated with animal urine
  • Avoid contaminated water and soil
  • Avoid floodwater

Clinical Guidance

Avoid bug bites.

  • Mosquito bite

Dengue outbreaks in Australia have only occurred in north and central Queensland.

  • Avoid Bug Bites

Ross River virus disease

Ross River fever

Airborne & droplet

  • Breathing in air or accidentally eating food contaminated with the urine, droppings, or saliva of infected rodents
  • Bite from an infected rodent
  • Less commonly, being around someone sick with hantavirus (only occurs with Andes virus)
  • Avoid rodents and areas where they live
  • Avoid sick people

Tuberculosis (TB)

  • Breathe in TB bacteria that is in the air from an infected and contagious person coughing, speaking, or singing.

Learn actions you can take to stay healthy and safe on your trip. Vaccines cannot protect you from many diseases in Australia, so your behaviors are important.

Eat and drink safely

Food and water standards around the world vary based on the destination. Standards may also differ within a country and risk may change depending on activity type (e.g., hiking versus business trip). You can learn more about safe food and drink choices when traveling by accessing the resources below.

  • Choose Safe Food and Drinks When Traveling
  • Water Treatment Options When Hiking, Camping or Traveling
  • Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene | Healthy Water
  • Avoid Contaminated Water During Travel

You can also visit the  Department of State Country Information Pages  for additional information about food and water safety.

Prevent bug bites

Although Australia is an industrialized country, bug bites here can still spread diseases. Just as you would in the United States, try to avoid bug bites while spending time outside or in wooded areas.

What can I do to prevent bug bites?

  • Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats.
  • Use an appropriate insect repellent (see below).
  • Consider using permethrin-treated clothing and gear if spending a lot of time outside. Do not use permethrin directly on skin.

What type of insect repellent should I use?

  • FOR PROTECTION AGAINST TICKS AND MOSQUITOES: Use a repellent that contains 20% or more DEET for protection that lasts up to several hours.
  • Picaridin (also known as KBR 3023, Bayrepel, and icaridin)
  • Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD)
  • 2-undecanone
  • Always use insect repellent as directed.

What should I do if I am bitten by bugs?

  • Avoid scratching bug bites, and apply hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion to reduce the itching.
  • Check your entire body for ticks after outdoor activity. Be sure to remove ticks properly.

What can I do to avoid bed bugs?

Although bed bugs do not carry disease, they are an annoyance. See our information page about avoiding bug bites for some easy tips to avoid them. For more information on bed bugs, see Bed Bugs .

For more detailed information on avoiding bug bites, see Avoid Bug Bites .

Stay safe outdoors

If your travel plans in Australia include outdoor activities, take these steps to stay safe and healthy during your trip:

  • Stay alert to changing weather conditions and adjust your plans if conditions become unsafe.
  • Prepare for activities by wearing the right clothes and packing protective items, such as bug spray, sunscreen, and a basic first aid kit.
  • Consider learning basic first aid and CPR before travel. Bring a travel health kit with items appropriate for your activities.
  • If you are outside for many hours in the heat, eat salty snacks and drink water to stay hydrated and replace salt lost through sweating.
  • Protect yourself from UV radiation : use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, wear protective clothing, and seek shade during the hottest time of day (10 a.m.–4 p.m.).
  • Be especially careful during summer months and at high elevation. Because sunlight reflects off snow, sand, and water, sun exposure may be increased during activities like skiing, swimming, and sailing.
  • Very cold temperatures can be dangerous. Dress in layers and cover heads, hands, and feet properly if you are visiting a cold location.

Stay safe around water

  • Swim only in designated swimming areas. Obey lifeguards and warning flags on beaches.
  • Do not dive into shallow water.
  • Avoid swallowing water when swimming. Untreated water can carry germs that make you sick.
  • Practice safe boating—follow all boating safety laws, do not drink alcohol if you are driving a boat, and always wear a life jacket.

Keep away from animals

Most animals avoid people, but they may attack if they feel threatened, are protecting their young or territory, or if they are injured or ill. Animal bites and scratches can lead to serious diseases such as rabies.

Follow these tips to protect yourself:

  • Do not touch or feed any animals you do not know.
  • Do not allow animals to lick open wounds, and do not get animal saliva in your eyes or mouth.
  • Avoid rodents and their urine and feces.
  • Traveling pets should be supervised closely and not allowed to come in contact with local animals.
  • If you wake in a room with a bat, seek medical care immediately.  Bat bites may be hard to see.

All animals can pose a threat, but be extra careful around dogs, bats, monkeys, sea animals such as jellyfish, and snakes. If you are bitten or scratched by an animal, immediately:

  • Wash the wound with soap and clean water.
  • Go to a doctor right away.
  • Tell your doctor about your injury when you get back to the United States.

Reduce your exposure to germs

Follow these tips to avoid getting sick or spreading illness to others while traveling:

  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
  • If soap and water aren’t available, clean hands with hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol).
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you need to touch your face, make sure your hands are clean.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Try to avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.

Avoid sharing body fluids

Diseases can be spread through body fluids, such as saliva, blood, vomit, and semen.

Protect yourself:

  • Use latex condoms correctly.
  • Do not inject drugs.
  • Limit alcohol consumption. People take more risks when intoxicated.
  • Do not share needles or any devices that can break the skin. That includes needles for tattoos, piercings, and acupuncture.
  • If you receive medical or dental care, make sure the equipment is disinfected or sanitized.

Know how to get medical care while traveling

Plan for how you will get health care during your trip, should the need arise:

  • Carry a list of local doctors and hospitals at your destination.
  • Review your health insurance plan to determine what medical services it would cover during your trip. Consider purchasing travel health and medical evacuation insurance for things your regular insurance will not cover.
  • Carry a card that identifies, in the local language, your blood type, chronic conditions or serious allergies, and the generic names of any medicines you take.
  • Bring copies of your prescriptions for medicine and for eye glasses and contact lenses.
  • Some prescription drugs may be illegal in other countries. Call Australia’s embassy to verify that all of your prescription(s) are legal to bring with you.
  • Bring all the medicines (including over-the-counter medicines) you think you might need during your trip, including extra in case of travel delays. Ask your doctor to help you get prescriptions filled early if you need to.

Many foreign hospitals and clinics are accredited by the Joint Commission International. A list of accredited facilities is available at their website ( www.jointcommissioninternational.org ).

Select safe transportation

Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of healthy US citizens in foreign countries.

Be smart when you are traveling on foot.

  • Use sidewalks and marked crosswalks.
  • Pay attention to the traffic around you, especially in crowded areas.
  • Remember, people on foot do not always have the right of way in other countries.


Choose a safe vehicle.

  • Choose official taxis or public transportation, such as trains and buses.
  • Make sure there are seatbelts.
  • Avoid overcrowded, overloaded, top-heavy buses and minivans.
  • Avoid riding on motorcycles or motorbikes, especially motorbike taxis. (Many crashes are caused by inexperienced motorbike drivers.)
  • Choose newer vehicles—they may have more safety features, such as airbags, and be more reliable.
  • Choose larger vehicles, which may provide more protection in crashes.

Think about the driver.

  • Do not drive after drinking alcohol or ride with someone who has been drinking.
  • Consider hiring a licensed, trained driver familiar with the area.
  • Arrange payment before departing.

Follow basic safety tips.

  • Wear a seatbelt at all times.
  • Sit in the back seat of cars and taxis.
  • When on motorbikes or bicycles, always wear a helmet. (Bring a helmet from home, if needed.)
  • Do not use a cell phone or text while driving (illegal in many countries).
  • Travel during daylight hours only, especially in rural areas.
  • If you choose to drive a vehicle in Australia, learn the local traffic laws and have the proper paperwork.
  • Get any driving permits and insurance you may need. Get an International Driving Permit (IDP). Carry the IDP and a US-issued driver's license at all times.
  • Check with your auto insurance policy's international coverage, and get more coverage if needed. Make sure you have liability insurance.
  • Avoid using local, unscheduled aircraft.
  • If possible, fly on larger planes (more than 30 seats); larger airplanes are more likely to have regular safety inspections.
  • Try to schedule flights during daylight hours and in good weather.

Helpful Resources

Road Safety Overseas (Information from the US Department of State): Includes tips on driving in other countries, International Driving Permits, auto insurance, and other resources.

The Association for International Road Travel has country-specific Road Travel Reports available for most countries for a minimal fee.

Traffic flows on the left side of the road in Australia.

  • Always pay close attention to the flow of traffic, especially when crossing the street.
  • LOOK RIGHT for approaching traffic.

Maintain personal security

Use the same common sense traveling overseas that you would at home, and always stay alert and aware of your surroundings.

Before you leave

  • Research your destination(s), including local laws, customs, and culture.
  • Monitor travel advisories and alerts and read travel tips from the US Department of State.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) .
  • Leave a copy of your itinerary, contact information, credit cards, and passport with someone at home.
  • Pack as light as possible, and leave at home any item you could not replace.

While at your destination(s)

  • Carry contact information for the nearest US embassy or consulate .
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel.
  • Follow all local laws and social customs.
  • Do not wear expensive clothing or jewelry.
  • Always keep hotel doors locked, and store valuables in secure areas.
  • If possible, choose hotel rooms between the 2nd and 6th floors.

Healthy Travel Packing List

Use the Healthy Travel Packing List for Australia for a list of health-related items to consider packing for your trip. Talk to your doctor about which items are most important for you.

Why does CDC recommend packing these health-related items?

It’s best to be prepared to prevent and treat common illnesses and injuries. Some supplies and medicines may be difficult to find at your destination, may have different names, or may have different ingredients than what you normally use.

If you are not feeling well after your trip, you may need to see a doctor. If you need help finding a travel medicine specialist, see Find a Clinic . Be sure to tell your doctor about your travel, including where you went and what you did on your trip. Also tell your doctor if you were bitten or scratched by an animal while traveling.

For more information on what to do if you are sick after your trip, see Getting Sick after Travel .

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Adventure awaits. Get ready to pack your bags and hit the sky. Here’s our guide on getting to Australia.

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From the sun-soaked outback to the crystalline waters of the Great Barrier Reef, there are thousands of ways to see Australia. But first, you have to get here. You can reach our beautiful country in a number of different ways – enough to suit every budget, timeline and itinerary.

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With a number of direct flights from India to Australia, the land of koalas and kangaroos is closer than it's ever been before. Travellers can choose from a wide range of flight operators, including Qantas , Air India , Singapore Airlines , Malaysia Airlines , Thai Airways , Cathay Pacific , SriLankan Airlines , Scoot , AirAsia , Emirates , Etihad and Qatar Airways .

Non-stop flights, including Qantas' and Air India's Delhi to Sydney route, are available along with easy and convenient layover flights which connect to most of Australia’s capital cities, including Sydney , Melbourne , Perth , Brisbane , Adelaide and Darwin .

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Safety and security, entry and exit requirements, laws and culture, natural disasters and climate, australia - take normal security precautions.

Take normal security precautions in Australia.

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Violent crime is low.

Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and bag snatching, occurs mostly in larger cities. Vehicle break-ins are common.

Robberies of safe-deposit facilities are common at inexpensive hotels and hostels.

  • Ensure that your personal belongings, including your passport and other travel documents, are secure at all times
  • Never leave personal belongings, such as money, credit cards, cell phones and other electronics, unattended
  • Exercise caution in popular tourist areas

Online scam

Scammers have duped tourists into transferring money to an overseas bank account in exchange for renting accommodation in Australia.

When renting accommodation, beware of online scams.

Overseas fraud


Demonstrations may occur. Even peaceful demonstrations can turn violent at any time. They can also lead to disruptions to traffic and public transportation.

  • Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities
  • Monitor local media for information on ongoing demonstrations

More about mass gatherings (large-scale events)

There is a threat of terrorism. The Government of Australia maintains a national terrorism threat advisory system. Individuals or groups have developed both the intent and capability to conduct a terrorist attack in Australia. Terrorist attacks could occur at any time.

Targets could include:

  • government buildings, including schools
  • places of worship
  • airports and other transportation hubs and networks
  • public areas such as tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping centres, markets, hotels and other sites frequented by foreigners

Always be aware of your surroundings when in public places.

Australian National Security – Government of Australia

Spiked food and drinks

Never leave food or drinks unattended or in the care of strangers. Be wary of accepting snacks, beverages, gum or cigarettes from new acquaintances, as they may contain drugs that could put you at risk of sexual assault and robbery.

Water activities

Coastal waters can be dangerous. Riptides are common and can be dangerous. Several drownings occur each year.

In certain areas, sharks, crocodiles, jellyfish and other wildlife pose a risk to swimmers.

  • Avoid unsupervised beaches
  • Follow the instructions and warnings of lifeguards
  • Respect the flag warning system, which provides notice of water conditions and safety risks on beaches

Beach safety – Government of Australia

Diving and snorkelling

You must provide a medical declaration for diving or snorkelling.

Follow the instructions and warnings of local authorities.

Safety information for divers and snorkellers – Government of Australia

Trekking and mountaineering

Weather conditions may be dry during the summer. You should be prepared for hot weather.

If you intend on trekking or mountaineering:

  • never do so alone and always hire an experienced guide from a reputable company
  • buy travel insurance that includes helicopter rescue and medical evacuation
  • ensure that your physical condition is good enough to meet the challenges of your activity
  • ensure that you’re properly equipped and well informed about weather and other conditions that may pose a hazard
  • inform a family member or friend of your itinerary, including when you expect to be back to camp
  • obtain detailed information on trekking routes before setting out and do not venture off marked trails or slopes

Remote areas

Some regions in Australia’s interior are very isolated and have small populations. Services are scarce.

You may have difficulty getting adequate mobile phone coverage if you travel there by car.

  • Avoid travelling alone
  • Inform relatives of your itinerary

Road safety

Road conditions and road safety are very good throughout the country. Exercise caution when driving in rural areas at night. Drivers often drive at excessive speeds. Roaming animals and road trains pose further hazards.

Access to some remote locations may be impossible during severe weather conditions. Due to the great distances between settlements and the isolation of many outback areas:

  • avoid travelling in extreme heat conditions
  • plan your overland route carefully
  • provide a friend or relative with your itinerary, and ensure that your vehicle is in good repair
  • carry a first-aid kit and personal medication
  • carry sufficient fuel, water, and food supplies
  • bring a satellite phone or an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)

We do not make assessments on the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards.

Information about foreign domestic airlines

Every country or territory decides who can enter or exit through its borders. The Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet your destination’s entry or exit requirements.

We have obtained the information on this page from the Australian authorities. It can, however, change at any time.

Verify this information with the  Foreign Representatives in Canada .

Entry requirements vary depending on the type of passport you use for travel.

Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

Regular Canadian passport

Your passport must be valid on the day of entry into the country.

Passport for official travel

Different entry rules may apply.

Official travel

Passport with “X” gender identifier

While the Government of Canada issues passports with an “X” gender identifier, it cannot guarantee your entry or transit through other countries. You might face entry restrictions in countries that do not recognize the “X” gender identifier. Before you leave, check with the closest foreign representative for your destination.

Other travel documents

Different entry rules may apply when travelling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document. Before you leave, check with the closest foreign representative for your destination.

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Tourist visa: not required for stays up to 90 days Business visa: required Student visa: required

Canadians entering Australia without a visa need to get an electronic travel authority (ETA) to visit Australia. Ensure that you travel with the same passport used to apply for your ETA.

A health examination might be necessary to obtain certain visas.

  • Electronic Travel Authority – Government of Australia
  • Department of Home Affairs – Government of Australia
  • Children and travel

Learn more about travelling with children .

Yellow fever

Learn about potential entry requirements related to yellow fever (vaccines section).

Relevant Travel Health Notices

  • Global Measles Notice - 13 March, 2024
  • COVID-19 and International Travel - 13 March, 2024

This section contains information on possible health risks and restrictions regularly found or ongoing in the destination. Follow this advice to lower your risk of becoming ill while travelling. Not all risks are listed below.

Consult a health care professional or visit a travel health clinic preferably 6 weeks before you travel to get personalized health advice and recommendations.

Routine vaccines

Be sure that your  routine vaccinations , as per your province or territory , are up-to-date before travelling, regardless of your destination.

Some of these vaccinations include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, varicella (chickenpox), influenza and others.

Pre-travel vaccines and medications

You may be at risk for preventable diseases while travelling in this destination. Talk to a travel health professional about which medications or vaccines may be right for you, based on your destination and itinerary. 

Yellow fever   is a disease caused by a flavivirus from the bite of an infected mosquito.

Travellers get vaccinated either because it is required to enter a country or because it is recommended for their protection.

  • There is no risk of yellow fever in this country.

Country Entry Requirement*

  • Proof of vaccination is required if you are coming from or have transited through an airport of a country   where yellow fever occurs.


  • Vaccination is not recommended.
  • Discuss travel plans, activities, and destinations with a health care professional.
  • Contact a designated  Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre  well in advance of your trip to arrange for vaccination.

About Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in Canada * It is important to note that  country entry requirements  may not reflect your risk of yellow fever at your destination. It is recommended that you contact the nearest  diplomatic or consular office  of the destination(s) you will be visiting to verify any additional entry requirements.

  Hepatitis B is a risk in every destination. It is a viral liver disease that is easily transmitted from one person to another through exposure to blood and body fluids containing the hepatitis B virus.  Travellers who may be exposed to blood or other bodily fluids (e.g., through sexual contact, medical treatment, sharing needles, tattooing, acupuncture or occupational exposure) are at higher risk of getting hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for all travellers. Prevent hepatitis B infection by practicing safe sex, only using new and sterile drug equipment, and only getting tattoos and piercings in settings that follow public health regulations and standards.

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It can spread quickly from person to person by direct contact and through droplets in the air.

Anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of being infected with it when travelling internationally.

Regardless of where you are going, talk to a health care professional before travelling to make sure you are fully protected against measles.

Japanese encephalitis is a viral infection that can cause swelling of the brain.  It is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Risk is very low for most travellers. Travellers at relatively higher risk may want to consider vaccination for JE prior to travelling.

Travellers are at higher risk if they will be:

  • travelling long term (e.g. more than 30 days)
  • making multiple trips to endemic areas
  • staying for extended periods in rural areas
  • visiting an area suffering a JE outbreak
  • engaging in activities involving high contact with mosquitos (e.g., entomologists)

 The best way to protect yourself from seasonal influenza (flu) is to get vaccinated every year. Get the flu shot at least 2 weeks before travelling.  

 The flu occurs worldwide. 

  •  In the Northern Hemisphere, the flu season usually runs from November to   April.
  •  In the Southern Hemisphere, the flu season usually runs between April and   October.
  •  In the tropics, there is flu activity year round. 

The flu vaccine available in one hemisphere may only offer partial protection against the flu in the other hemisphere.

The flu virus spreads from person to person when they cough or sneeze or by touching objects and surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus. Clean your hands often and wear a mask if you have a fever or respiratory symptoms.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious viral disease. It can spread from person to person by direct contact and through droplets in the air.

It is recommended that all eligible travellers complete a COVID-19 vaccine series along with any additional recommended doses in Canada before travelling. Evidence shows that vaccines are very effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. While vaccination provides better protection against serious illness, you may still be at risk of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19. Anyone who has not completed a vaccine series is at increased risk of being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and is at greater risk for severe disease when travelling internationally.

Before travelling, verify your destination’s COVID-19 vaccination entry/exit requirements. Regardless of where you are going, talk to a health care professional before travelling to make sure you are adequately protected against COVID-19.

In this destination, rabies  may be present in some wildlife species, including bats. Rabies is a deadly disease that spreads to humans primarily through bites or scratches from an infected animal. 

If you are bitten or scratched by an animal while travelling, immediately wash the wound with soap and clean water and see a health care professional. 

Before travel, discuss rabies vaccination with a health care professional. It may be recommended for travellers who will be working directly with wildlife. 

Safe food and water precautions

Many illnesses can be caused by eating food or drinking beverages contaminated by bacteria, parasites, toxins, or viruses, or by swimming or bathing in contaminated water.

  • Learn more about food and water precautions to take to avoid getting sick by visiting our eat and drink safely abroad page. Remember: Boil it, cook it, peel it, or leave it!
  • Avoid getting water into your eyes, mouth or nose when swimming or participating in activities in freshwater (streams, canals, lakes), particularly after flooding or heavy rain. Water may look clean but could still be polluted or contaminated.
  • Avoid inhaling or swallowing water while bathing, showering, or swimming in pools or hot tubs. 

Insect bite prevention

Many diseases are spread by the bites of infected insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, fleas or flies. When travelling to areas where infected insects may be present:

  • Use insect repellent (bug spray) on exposed skin
  • Cover up with light-coloured, loose clothes made of tightly woven materials such as nylon or polyester
  • Minimize exposure to insects
  • Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in buildings that are not fully enclosed

To learn more about how you can reduce your risk of infection and disease caused by bites, both at home and abroad, visit our insect bite prevention page.

Find out what types of insects are present where you’re travelling, when they’re most active, and the symptoms of the diseases they spread.

  • In this country,   dengue  is a risk to travellers. It is a viral disease spread to humans by mosquito bites.
  • Dengue can cause flu-like symptoms. In some cases, it can lead to severe dengue, which can be fatal.
  • The level of risk of dengue changes seasonally, and varies from year to year. The level of risk also varies between regions in a country and can depend on the elevation in the region.
  • Mosquitoes carrying dengue typically bite during the daytime, particularly around sunrise and sunset.
  • Protect yourself from mosquito bites . There is no vaccine or medication that protects against dengue.

Animal precautions

Some infections, such as rabies and influenza, can be shared between humans and animals. Certain types of activities may increase your chance of contact with animals, such as travelling in rural or forested areas, camping, hiking, and visiting wet markets (places where live animals are slaughtered and sold) or caves.

Travellers are cautioned to avoid contact with animals, including dogs, livestock (pigs, cows), monkeys, snakes, rodents, birds, and bats, and to avoid eating undercooked wild game.

Closely supervise children, as they are more likely to come in contact with animals.

Person-to-person infections

Stay home if you’re sick and practise proper cough and sneeze etiquette , which includes coughing or sneezing into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand. Reduce your risk of colds, the flu and other illnesses by:

  •   washing your hands often
  • avoiding or limiting the amount of time spent in closed spaces, crowded places, or at large-scale events (concerts, sporting events, rallies)
  • avoiding close physical contact with people who may be showing symptoms of illness 

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) , HIV , and mpox are spread through blood and bodily fluids; use condoms, practise safe sex, and limit your number of sexual partners. Check with your local public health authority pre-travel to determine your eligibility for mpox vaccine.  

Medical services and facilities

Health care is excellent. Service is available throughout the country.

Payment is expected at time of service.

Make sure you get travel insurance that includes coverage for medical evacuation and hospital stays.

Travel health and safety

Keep in Mind...

The decision to travel is the sole responsibility of the traveller. The traveller is also responsible for his or her own personal safety.

Be prepared. Do not expect medical services to be the same as in Canada. Pack a   travel health kit , especially if you will be travelling away from major city centres.

You must abide by local laws.

Learn about what you should do and how we can help if you are arrested or detained abroad .

Canada and Australia are signatories to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons. This enables a Canadian imprisoned in Australia to request a transfer to a Canadian prison to complete a sentence. The transfer requires the agreement of both Canadian and Australian authorities. This process can take a long time and there is no guarantee that the transfer will be approved by either or both sides.

Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illegal drugs are severe. Convicted offenders can expect lengthy jail sentences and heavy fines.

Drugs, alcohol and travel

Imports and exports

There are very strict rules and quarantine measures regarding the importation of food and animal products. Information about items which you can and cannot bring to Australia is available from Australia’s Department of Home Affairs.

Immigration and Citizenship – Government of Australia

Traffic drives on the left.

Local authorities accept your overseas driving licence if the names on your licence match exactly those in your passport.

You must apply for a local licence if you intend to stay in Australia longer than 3 months.

Permits are required when travelling on Aboriginal territory.

You should carry an international driving permit.

  • Driving with an overseas licence – Government of Australia
  • More about the International Driving Permit

Dual citizenship

Dual citizenship is legally recognized in Australia.

If you are a Canadian citizen, but also a citizen of Australia, our ability to offer you consular services may be limited while you're there. You may also be subject to different entry/exit requirements .

Travellers with dual citizenship

International Child Abduction

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is an international treaty. It can help parents with the return of children who have been removed to or retained in certain countries in violation of custody rights. The convention applies between Canada and Australia.

If your child was wrongfully taken to, or is being held in Australia, and if the applicable conditions are met, you may apply for the return of your child to the Australian court.

If you are in this situation:

  • act as quickly as you can
  • contact the Central Authority for your province or territory of residence for information on starting an application under The Hague Convention
  • consult a lawyer in Canada and in Australia to explore all the legal options for the return of your child
  • report the situation to the nearest Canadian government office abroad or to the Vulnerable Children's Consular Unit at Global Affairs Canada by calling the Emergency Watch and Response Centre

If your child was removed from a country other than Canada, consult a lawyer to determine if The Hague Convention applies.

Be aware that Canadian consular officials cannot interfere in private legal matters or in another country's judicial affairs.

  • List of Canadian Central Authorities for the Hague Convention
  • International Child Abductions: A guide for affected parents
  • The Hague Convention – Hague Conference on Private International Law
  • Canadian embassies and consulates by destination
  • Request emergency assistance

The currency of Australia is the Australian dollar (AUD).

Bush and forest fires

Bush and forest fires are common between October and April, particularly in areas covered by bushes, long grass or coastal scrub. Elevated fire danger ratings and alert levels may be applied to affected areas. The air quality in areas near active fires may deteriorate due to heavy smoke.

In case of a major fire:

  • stay away from the affected area, particularly if you suffer from respiratory ailments
  • be prepared to modify your travel arrangements or even evacuate the area on short notice
  • follow the instructions of local emergency services personnel
  • monitor local media for up-to-date information on the situation

For current information, consult the relevant state or territory authorities.

Fire services

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia

Rainy season

The rainy season extends from November to April. Severe flooding occurs annually, especially in the inland parts of the following states: 

Seasonal flooding can hamper overland travel and reduce the provision of essential services. Roads may become impassable and bridges damaged. 

  • Monitor local news and weather reports
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, including evacuation orders

Australia Rainfall and river conditions – Bureau of meteorology, Australian government

Cyclones usually occur from November to April. They may occur along the coastal areas of Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

During this period, even small storms can quickly develop into major cyclones. These severe storms can put you at risk and hamper the provision of essential services.

If you decide to travel to Australia during the cyclone season:

  • know that you expose yourself to serious safety risks
  • be prepared to change your travel plans on short notice, including cutting short or cancelling your trip
  • stay informed of the latest regional weather forecasts
  • carry emergency contact information for your airline or tour operator
  • follow the advice and instructions of local authorities
  • Bureau of Meteorology – Government of Australia
  • Tornadoes, cyclones, hurricanes, typhoons and monsoons
  • Large-scale emergencies abroad

Seismic activity

Australia is located in a seismic zone. Earthquakes may occur.

Local services

Dial 000 for emergency assistance.

Consular assistance

Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory

For emergency consular assistance, call the High Commission of Canada in Australia, in Canberra, or the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney and follow the instructions. At any time, you may also contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa.

The decision to travel is your choice and you are responsible for your personal safety abroad. We take the safety and security of Canadians abroad very seriously and provide credible and timely information in our Travel Advice to enable you to make well-informed decisions regarding your travel abroad.

The content on this page is provided for information only. While we make every effort to give you correct information, it is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied. The Government of Canada does not assume responsibility and will not be liable for any damages in connection to the information provided.

If you need consular assistance while abroad, we will make every effort to help you. However, there may be constraints that will limit the ability of the Government of Canada to provide services.

Learn more about consular services .

Risk Levels

  take normal security precautions.

Take similar precautions to those you would take in Canada.

  Exercise a high degree of caution

There are certain safety and security concerns or the situation could change quickly. Be very cautious at all times, monitor local media and follow the instructions of local authorities.

IMPORTANT: The two levels below are official Government of Canada Travel Advisories and are issued when the safety and security of Canadians travelling or living in the country or region may be at risk.

  Avoid non-essential travel

Your safety and security could be at risk. You should think about your need to travel to this country, territory or region based on family or business requirements, knowledge of or familiarity with the region, and other factors. If you are already there, think about whether you really need to be there. If you do not need to be there, you should think about leaving.

  Avoid all travel

You should not travel to this country, territory or region. Your personal safety and security are at great risk. If you are already there, you should think about leaving if it is safe to do so.

Travelling to India

All you need to know about travel vaccinations for india.

Are you planning on travelling to India soon? Be sure to get all the required travel vaccines for India and visit your doctor at least 6-8 weeks before you depart.

India is geographically and culturally diverse, rich with historic attractions like the Taj Mahal and Golden Temple, unique enticing local cuisines, and memorable adventures.

But there are a range of potential diseases in India you may be exposed to which can easily ruin what would otherwise be an incredible vacation!

It is important to have a good understanding of the essential vaccinations required for travel to India from Australia, so you can properly plan your next trip.

How long before travelling do I need vaccinations? Don’t wait until the last minute, because many of the vaccinations required for India need time to build immunity, and some of them may need to be spaced apart. You should receive all the vaccinations needed for India at least 4-6 weeks before your departure date to give them time to work.

That means you should schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as you know for certain that you are travelling to India. They will provide you with your India vaccine schedule, customised depending on the ones you need.

This quick guide will help you understand which vaccinations you need to travel to India. However, your medical provider will confirm your specific vaccinations with you, as they can vary substantially depending on your unique needs.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel to India. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of India travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

What Vaccinations Do I Need for India?

Your routine vaccinations should be updated before you travel to India. If you do not have evidence of immunity, you may need to receive one or more of the following routine vaccines for India:

  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella Your medical provider will check to ensure that you are up to date on your measles-mumps-rubella vaccine. If you have no evidence of prior vaccination you will likely receive an initial MMR vaccine or booster.  
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis You may need a tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (TdapdTpa) vaccination or booster before you depart to India. You will receive the booster if it has been more than 10 years since your prior vaccination.  
  • Polio Up until 2014, polio was endemic in India. Now, to maintain a polio-free country, India sometimes requires evidence of polio immunity before travelling from a polio infected country. Anyone travelling to India should be up to date on their polio vaccinations. If you received the polio vaccine as a child but have never received the booster as an adult, you may be advised to receive a dose of the polio vaccination (IPV).

Additional Potential Vaccinations for India

These are additional potential vaccinations for India that may be recommended by your medical provider depending on which regions you are travelling to, your prior vaccinations and other factors:

  • Cholera A cholera vaccination is rarely recommended for travel to India. It may be recommended for some with underlying medical conditions as it has been shown to reduce the risk of travellers’ diarrhoea for a limited time after vaccination. Following safe food and water guidelines and hand washing will reduce risk of infection from this and other food and water borne diseases.  
  • Hepatitis A A Hepatitis A vaccination may be required as this viral illness can be transmitted through food and water and it is frequently recommended for most travellers to India.  
  • Hepatitis B This is another potentially serious viral illness that is transmitted through bodily fluids or blood and it is now considered routine for most travellers to India. A rapid schedule Hepatitis B vaccine is available in combination with Hepatitis A. Hepatitis B is considered a routine vaccination and many people under 30, in Australia, have had this as part of the standard vaccine schedule.  
  • Typhoid This vaccination is often recommended for those travelling to India, even those who are staying mostly in urban areas, as it is a potentially fatal illness. India is a high-risk part of the world for typhoid disease. Two forms of typhoid vaccine are available: an injection or oral form.  
  • Malaria Parts of India have an active risk of Malaria, especially low-altitude areas, and therefore you may be recommended to take an anti-malarial prescription before, during and after your trip. Speak to your doctor about your risk for malaria while traveling in India.  
  • Yellow Fever Proof of yellow fever vaccination is only required if you have visited a yellow fever affected area within 6 days of travelling to India. Otherwise, if you have not, you will not typically be required to get this vaccination before you travel to India unless you are travelling to an area with a yellow fever outbreak.  
  • Japanese Encephalitis The Japanese encephalitis vaccine may be required for those who will be staying longer than one month in India in rural areas or those who are participating in outdoor activities on shorter trips during the evening. This vaccine helps prevent this serious mosquito-borne illness.  
  • Rabies some animals within India transmit rabies including bats, dogs and others, so the rabies vaccination may be recommended depending on where you travel and your activities. Those who will encounter animals, children, and those who are traveling outdoors may be recommended to receive a rabies vaccine before travel.

Other Health Considerations

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Japan is dealing with a 'flesh-eating bacteria' outbreak. Here's what we know about STSS and how to avoid infection

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You may have seen alarming headlines warning of a deadly outbreak in Japan over the past few days.

Some outlets have used terms like "flesh-eating bacteria" and "kills in two days", which has sparked international interest.

But Japanese authorities say this wording is an exaggeration of a potential symptom of an infection that is rarely spread to others.

Let's unpack what we know about the disease and the story spreading around the world.

What is the bacterial infection in Japan?

The clinical term for the disease is streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS).

According to NSW Health, it's an infection caused by group A bacteria entering the bloodstream or deep tissue.

This kind of bacteria usually causes mild infections like strep throat in children but certain strains can escalate quickly and lead to invasive group A streptococcal disease (iGAS).

If that sounds familiar, you may have read about cases of iGAS on the rise in Australia last year.

STSS is considered a complication of iGAS that can "develop very quickly into a life-threatening emergency".

How quickly is STSS spreading in Japan?

Japan''s National Institute of Infectious Diseases issued a statement in March warning rates were increasing.

As of June 2, reported cases of STSS in Japan were about 977.

That's quite a leap on the previous period — Japan recorded 941 cases across the entirety of 2023.

Here are the Japanese case numbers from the past few years:

CNN reports this year has already seen the highest number of cases reported in Japan since the current recording method began .

It's not exactly clear why cases are on the rise but Japanese health authorities say a rise in respiratory infections is correlated with COVID-19 measures being relaxed.

Tokyo Women's Medical University professor Ken Kikuchi told Japan's national broadcaster, NHK, people's immune systems were weakened during lockdown.

"We can boost immunity if we are constantly exposed to bacteria but that mechanism was absent during the coronavirus pandemic," he said.

"So, more people are now susceptible to infection, and that may be one reason for the sharp rise in cases."

It's also worth noting the trend isn't limited to Japan.

There have also been increases recorded in Europe.

How does it spread?

It's difficult to say.

While people with open wounds are at an increased risk of contracting STSS, it's not known how the bacteria gets into the bodies of nearly half the people who are diagnosed.

The NSW Health Department says the following groups are most susceptible:

  • Older adults and children
  • People with diabetes
  • People with alcohol use disorder
  • People undergoing treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • People with an immunodeficiency  

What are the symptoms of STSS?

Early symptoms include:

  • Fever and chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea and vomiting

About 24 to 48 hours after the first symptoms start, the following symptoms may develop:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Organ failure
  • A faster-than-normal heart rate
  • Rapid breathing
  • The death of body tissue

The death of body tissue, which is also known as necrosis, is where the "flesh-eating bacteria" name has come from.

How is it treated?

People with STSS need to receive care at a hospital.

Australia's national public health information service Healthdirect says the disease is treated with antibiotics.

Surgery may also be required to remove the source of infection.

Are there any travel warnings?

At this stage, you don't need to cancel any travel plans.

Smartraveller, the Australian government's travel advice website, hasn't listed STSS as a health risk for travellers in Japan.

The World Health Organisation also hasn't recommended any travel restrictions for countries experiencing outbreaks.

Even though cases are on the rise, it's still considered very rare for someone with STSS to spread the infection to others.

But the CDC warns "less severe group A strep infections can turn into STSS and these bacteria are contagious".

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There's no vaccine available, so the best way to avoid infection is to maintain good hygiene.

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National, November 10, 2023:  IndiGo, India’s preferred carrier, has announced extension of its codeshare agreement with Australia’s national airline, Qantas. Under this agreement, IndiGo customers will now be able to access 4 new destinations - Sydney, Melbourne , Perth & Brisbane in Australia, starting with Melbourne, and with Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane to go online in the coming weeks. With the new codeshare routes, IndiGo customers can now fly to Singapore and connect seamlessly to Qantas’ flights between Singapore and Melbourne.

This partnership signifies the strengthening the relationship between the two countries, as a part of Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement. In 2022, Qantas and IndiGo has finalized a codeshare partnership enabling Qantas customers flying on non-stop flights between Australia and India to connect to 21 destinations in India on IndiGo. 

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Kenya violence: Indian high commission issues advisory

On tuesday, at least five protesters were killed when police opened fire at demonstrators trying to enter the parliament building in nairobi..

The Indian high commission in Kenya's Nairobi on Tuesday issued an advisory amid violent protests in the African nation's capital and other cities over the passage in Kenyan parliament of a controversial bill that proposes to increase taxes.

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“In view of the prevailing tense situation, all Indians in Kenya are advised to exercise utmost caution, restrict non-essential movement, and avoid the areas affected by the protests and violence till the situation clears up,” the high commission said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

“Please follow local news and the Mission's website and social media handles for updates,” it further stated.

Around 20,000 Indians are currently living in Kenya, as per an official estimate.

The high commission's statement came on a day when police opened fire on demonstrators trying to enter the parliament building in Nairobi, with at least five protesters losing their lives. Sections of the parliament building were set ablaze before police eventually managed to drive the protesters from the building amid clouds of tear gas and the sound of gunfire.

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Kenyan president vows ‘effective response’.

Addressing a press briefing, President William Ruto vowed to provide a 'full, effective, and expeditious response to today’s treacherous events.'

“The demonstrations were hijacked by dangerous people. It is not in order or even conceivable that criminals pretending to be peaceful protesters can reign terror against the people, their elected representatives and the institutions established under our constitution and expect to go scot-free,” Ruto told reporters.

"I hereby put on notice the planners, financiers, orchestrators, and abetters of violence and anarchy," he added.

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The United States urged the Kenyan government to ‘exercise restraint’ while the United Nations stressed that ‘the rights of people to demonstrate peacefully be upheld.’

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T20 Cricket World Cup Livestream: How to Watch Australia vs. India From Anywhere

It's win or bust for the Baggy Greens in St. Lucia.

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Monday's Super Eight clash in St. Lucia sees Australia fighting for their lives in the T20 World Cup as they take on India in this crucial match. 

After a shock 21-run defeat against Afghanistan last time out, which brought their eight-match winning streak to a surprise end, the Baggy Greens' place in the semifinals is now in jeopardy. 

After wins over Afghanistan and Bangladesh, India's place in the last four is almost assured, and Rohit Sharma's side will relish the opportunity to condemn one of their biggest tournament rivals to an earlier than expected exit.  

Australia take on India at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia, on  Monday, June 24.  Play is set to start at 10:30 a.m. ET, or 7:30 a.m. PT.  That makes it a 3:30 p.m. BST start in the UK and a 8 p.m. IST start in India. The game gets underway at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning  for viewers  in Australia. 

Below, we'll outline the best  live TV streaming services  to watch the match, no matter where you are in the world.

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India fast bowler Arshdeep Singh took his wicket tally to 12 for the tournament following his side's victory over Bangladesh. 

How to watch Australia vs. India in the US and Canada without cable 

This T20 World Cup clash will be available to watch live on cricket streaming service  Willow TV .

Watch T20 cricket for $10 a month

Willow TV, a dedicated cricket streaming service, is available with a broad range of cable providers, including Spectrum, Dish and Xfinity. The service is also available via OTT provider  Sling TV  across a range of devices. There are options to pay just for Willow (pricing starts at $10 a month) or add it to your existing Sling plan. Willow TV is also an add-on for OTT provider Fubo , with plans starting at $87 per month (which covers the base Fubo subscription plus another $7 for the add-on package that includes Willow TV).

How to watch online from anywhere using a VPN

If you find yourself unable to view this T20 match locally, you may need a different way to watch the tournament -- that's where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic. It's also a great idea if you're traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.

With a VPN, you're able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. Most VPNs, like our  Editors' Choice, ExpressVPN , make it really easy to do this.

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Australia, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you're streaming. Be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.

Looking for other options? Be sure to check out some of the other great  VPN deals  taking place right now.

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ExpressVPN is our current best VPN pick  for people who want a reliable and safe VPN, and it works on a variety of devices. It's normally $13 a month, but if you sign up for an annual subscription for $100 you'll get three months free and save 49%. That's the equivalent of $6.67 a month with code  SPECIALDEAL , which should be automatically applied.

Note that ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Stream Australia vs. India in India for free

This game will be available to watch on mobile devices in India via the Disney Plus Hotstar app .

Those looking to catch all the action on a device with a larger display will need to sign up for a  Disney Star  subscription.

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Disney Plus Hotstar starts at 499 rupees, with the service's all-access content plan coming in at 1,499 rupees.

Watch Australia vs. India in the UK

The T20 World Cup is being shown live in the UK by Sky and its Sky Sports Cricket channel. If you already have Sky Sports as part of your TV package, you can stream the final via the Sky Go app, but cord-cutters will want to get set up with a Now account and a Now Sports membership to stream the match. 

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Sky subsidiary Now (formerly Now TV) offers streaming access to Sky Sports channels with a Now Sports membership. You can get a day of access for £12, or sign up to a monthly plan from £25 a month right now.

Stream Australia vs. India in Australia

Every match of this year's T20 World Cup will be shown live Down Under on streaming service Amazon Prime.

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The good news for anyone who hasn't had an active Amazon account for 12 months or more is that you can stream the tournament without paying a penny by taking advantage of Amazon Prime's 30-day free trial .

Stream Australia vs. India in Pakistan for free

The great news for cricket fans in Pakistan is this huge match along with all other 2024 T20 World Cup matches are set to be shown live on free-to-air broadcaster  PTV Sports . 

Watch the T20 World Cup for free in Pakistan

PTV Sports is 100% free if you're living in Pakistan, with only your phone number needed to verify your identity at sign up.

Once registered you can head to the  PTV Sports website  or download the PTVFLIX app to watch all the action from this year's tournament

Quick tips for streaming Australia vs. India using a VPN

  • With four variables at play -- your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN -- your experience and success when streaming this T20 match live may vary.
  • If you don't see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the "search for city or country" option.
  • If you're having trouble getting the game after you've turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs -- like Roku -- don't have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you'll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you're using (like your phone), so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
  • All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network's sports app, you'll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help, since both devices will appear to be in the correct location. 
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World’s best airline for 2024 revealed

The popular airline has now won this prestigious title eight times. It was also voted as having the best business class and lounge.

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Qatar Airways has done it again — it’s been named the World’s Best Airline for 2024.

The Doha-based airline reclaimed the title in the annual Skytrax’s World Airline Awards dubbed “the Oscars of the aviation industry”, returning to the top for an unprecedented eighth time.

The awards were held in London on Monday night, where more than 325 guests attended the event from airlines across the world.

Qatar Airways is cleaning up awards left, right and centre. It was named Skytrax’s best airline in the world for 2024 and also in Airlineratings.com.au.

Last year’s winner, Singapore Airlines, fell back a spot to second place, while Emirates came third, followed by ANA All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Japan Airlines, Turkish Airlines, EVA Air, Air France and Swiss International Air Lines in 10th spot.

Qatar, a 5-star carrier, also received three other awards - World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline in the Middle East.

It’s also become the first aviation group to win Best Airline, Best Airport and Best Airport Shopping, in the same year in Skytrax history.

Singapore Airlines fell back a spot to second place, while Emirates came third. Picture: iStock

And if that’s not enough, it was also awarded the best airline in the world in the AirlineRatings.com awards in May.

“This is a proud moment for Qatar Airways. I am honoured to share this award with my dedicated team,” Qatar Airways group chief executive officer, Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said at the Skytrax event.

“This award is a testimony to our relentless commitment to providing unparalleled service and innovation. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers with the highest level of excellence.”

The Skytrax awards are based on the votes of travellers across over 100 nationalities. The online customer survey was done from September 2023 to May 2024, and any airline in the world can be nominated.

Survey entries are screened to identify IP and user information, with all duplicate, suspect or ineligible entries deleted.

How did the Aussie airlines do

Qantas plummeted seven spots to be ranked 24 this year. Picture: iStock

Australian carrier Qantas plummeted seven spots to be ranked 24 this year, while Virgin Australia fell from 46 to 54 and Jetstar from 69 to 75.

However, Australian regional airline REX climbed from spot 56 to 50.

Meanwhile, for the second year running, Fiji Airways has been named the best airline in the Australia and Pacific region. It also jumped one spot to 14 in the world.

Virgin Australia fell from 46 to 54. Picture: iStock

Second place went to Air New Zealand, while Qantas came in third.

Fiji Airways was also awarded Best Airline Staff in Australia and Pacific for the fourth year in a row.

Chief executive officer and managing director, Andre Viljoen said the airline is committed “to delivering exceptional customer service”.

Fiji Airways has been named the best airline in the Australia and Pacific region. Second place went to Air New Zealand, while Qantas came in third.

“Our common purpose is that we fly for Fiji, so we’re committed to bringing our famous Fijian spirit and care to everything we do,” Viljoen said. “From booking a ticket, to stepping on-board, passengers are immersed in a genuine warmth and hospitality that only our team can provide.”

Fiji Airways executives were in London on 24th June 2024 to receive the award on behalf of the company.

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Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said the airline’s reputation for product and service quality continues to improve, “and this has been highly recognised by customers with these top awards”.

Jetstar came second in the World’s Best Long Haul Low-Cost Airlines category, with competitor Scoot securing first place.

Norse Atlantic Airways came third, followed by Air Canada rouge and ZIPAIR.

In just over two weeks, Qantas will launch into a destination the airline hasn’t touched in 20 years. And now, a new menu to match has been revealed.

It’s the buzziest new trend taking over the skies — with more and more passengers engaging in the “raw-dog” travel trend.

Passengers on this Air New Zealand flight would have been shocked to find its CEO serving them drinks – but there was a reason why.


  1. Travelling From India to Australia: Can I Travel to Australia From

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  2. What is Travel Advisory?

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  3. Travel Alerts vs. Travel Advisories

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  4. The Travel Advisory for Every Country, according to https://travel

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  5. India Closes Borders: Travel Advisory Issued

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  6. Moving to Australia from India

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  1. India Travel Advice & Safety

    Drink only treated or bottled water. Avoid raw or undercooked food. Air pollution can reach dangerous levels, especially in winter. It can disrupt transport and cause breathing problems. Discuss your travel plans with a doctor if you have an existing health condition. Full travel advice: Health.

  2. Homepage

    See our travel advice for Lebanon. Read more. ... 1300 555 135 from within Australia. For how we can help you overseas see the Consular Services Charter. Enquiries and feedback. For non-urgent enquiries, or to provide feedback on consular services that you've recently received, ...

  3. COVID 19

    It is important your follow the advice of Indian government authorities and minimise your risk to COVID-19. You should practice social distancing and remain indoors apart from travelling to obtain essential goods and services. There are a number of tips for how to stay safe and healthy during the lockdown. We encourage you to wear a mask when ...

  4. Australia travel requirements: rules for entry for Indians

    Travel from India to Australia. Qantas introduced a nonstop direct flight from Delhi to Sydney, and a flight from Darwin to Sydney and onwards to Delhi, starting 6 December 2021. Currently, Air India operates nonstop flights from Delhi to Sydney or Melbourne. Connecting flights via other airlines to Australia are available from most major ...

  5. Travel

    1300 555 135 within Australia +61 2 6261 3305 from anywhere in the world. Read more about getting help overseas on Smartraveller. Travel advice. We maintain travel advisories on Smartraveller for over 175 destinations, assigning an overall advice level to each. The advice levels reflect the risks for Australian travellers in each destination.

  6. Australia Travel Advisory

    Reissued with removal of major event information. Exercise normal precautions in Australia. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Australia.. If you decide to travel to Australia: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.; Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.

  7. General Information for Australian Travellers in India


  8. Guidelines for International Arrivals

    COVID-19, Guidelines for International Arrivals, For latest guidelines for international arrivals, Ministry of External Affair, Government of India

  9. Travelling to Australia

    Plan your trip with australia.com, the official Tourism Australia website, offering a wide range of travel information and planning tools including over 2000 images, a currency converter, daily weather updates, interactive maps, suggested holiday itineraries, holiday deals, specialist travel agents and more. Available in nine languages. See ...

  10. India to Australia: Visa and Entry Requirements FAQs

    Australia's Working Holiday Maker program allows visitors aged under 30 (or 35 in certain cases) who hold a passport from a participating country to travel and work in Australia. Working holiday visas are valid for one year, or up to three years if you meet certain conditions. Find out more about working holiday visas here.

  11. Vaccination for international travellers

    Smartraveller, the Australian Government's travel advisory and consular information service, which provides up-to-date advice about health, safety and other risks of specific destinations for Australian travellers; The following resources have comprehensive technical advice on international travel and health, including vaccination:

  12. Australia

    Monitor travel advisories and alerts and read travel tips from the US Department of State. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Leave a copy of your itinerary, contact information, credit cards, and passport with someone at home. Pack as light as possible, and leave at home any item you could not replace. While at your ...

  13. Australia visa requirements for Indian citizens

    Is it safe to travel to Australia? Australia has a low risk level: 2.30 out of 5. Travelling to Australia is relatively safe. The safety index is based on travel advisories from independent 4 sources. Safety index is provided by www.travel-advisory.info: 06/24/2024.

  14. Getting here: Flights from India to Australia

    Reaching Australia by air. With a number of direct flights from India to Australia, the land of koalas and kangaroos is closer than it's ever been before. Travellers can choose from a wide range of flight operators, including Qantas, Air India, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, SriLankan Airlines, Scoot ...

  15. India visa requirements for Australian citizens

    Bringing alcohol. 2 litres of alcoholic beverage. Other goods. Used personal effects and travel souvenirs if they are for personal use, and will leave India when the traveller departs. Any amount of foreign currency may be brought into India, however amounts over US$5000 in cash and US$10,000 in a combination of cash and travellers cheques must ...

  16. Travel advice and advisories for Australia

    In certain areas, sharks, crocodiles, jellyfish and other wildlife pose a risk to swimmers. Avoid unsupervised beaches. Follow the instructions and warnings of lifeguards. Respect the flag warning system, which provides notice of water conditions and safety risks on beaches. Beach safety - Government of Australia.

  17. Destinations

    Emergency consular assistance. The Australian Government provides 24-hour consular emergency assistance. +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas. 1300 555 135 from within Australia. For how we can help you overseas see the Consular Services Charter.

  18. Travel Vaccines for India

    Typhoid. This vaccination is often recommended for those travelling to India, even those who are staying mostly in urban areas, as it is a potentially fatal illness. India is a high-risk part of the world for typhoid disease. Two forms of typhoid vaccine are available: an injection or oral form. Malaria.

  19. India Travel Advisory

    Travel Advisory. June 23, 2023. India - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution. O U T C. Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in India due to crime and terrorism. Do not travel to: The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (except the eastern Ladakh region and its capital, Leh) due to terrorism and civil unrest ...

  20. Travel Advisories

    Australia Travel Advisory: Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions: September 8, 2023: ... Reconsider Travel: July 17, 2023: India Travel Advisory : Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution: June 23, 2023: ... (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Travel Advisory: Level 4: Do Not Travel: July 24, 2023: South Korea Travel Advisory:

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    Framework for Security Cooperation between Australia and India 2014; Joint Statement on a Strategic Partnership between Republic of India and Australia, November 2009; Travel information. Before you travel, visit smartraveller.gov.au. Read the travel advice for India; Subscribe to updates; Get the right travel insurance

  22. STSS: Japan reports record spike in potentially deadly bacterial ...

    Cases of a dangerous and highly fatal bacterial infection have reached record levels in Japan, official figures show, with experts so far unable to pinpoint the reason for the rise.

  23. Japan is dealing with a 'flesh-eating bacteria' outbreak. Here's what

    At this stage, you don't need to cancel any travel plans. Smartraveller, the Australian government's travel advice website, hasn't listed STSS as a health risk for travellers in Japan.

  24. LIVE: State Department briefing with Matthew Miller, Cindy Dyer

    LIVE: State Department briefing with Matthew Miller, Cindy Dyer U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Matthew Miller holds a briefing as Wikileaks...

  25. 'Next level': Airport perk Aussies set to froth over

    It's the airport perk travellers crave but few get to experience: an airline lounge stocked with free food, a cheeky glass of wine on the house and a place to unwind and recharge before the long ...

  26. Fly from India to Australia with more seamless connectivity; IndiGo and

    National, November 10, 2023: IndiGo, India's preferred carrier, has announced extension of its codeshare agreement with Australia's national airline, Qantas.Under this agreement, IndiGo customers will now be able to access 4 new destinations - Sydney, Melbourne, Perth & Brisbane in Australia, starting with Melbourne, and with Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane to go online in the coming weeks.

  27. Qantas reveals fancy new in-flight menu ahead of Perth to Paris route

    From July 12, Qantas will launch a new direct service between Perth and Paris — and just in time for the 2024 Olympics. As the only carrier to offer the route, a string of changes to the airline ...

  28. Kenya violence: Indian high commission issues advisory

    The Indian high commission in Kenya's Nairobi on Tuesday issued an advisory amid violent protests in the African nation's capital and other cities over the passage in Kenyan parliament of a ...

  29. T20 Cricket World Cup Livestream: How to Watch Australia vs. India From

    Australia take on India at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia, on Monday, June 24. Play is set to start at 10:30 a.m. ET, or 7:30 a.m. PT. That makes it a 3:30 p.m. BST start in the UK ...

  30. World's best airline for 2024 revealed

    Meanwhile, for the second year running, Fiji Airways has been named the best airline in the Australia and Pacific region. It also jumped one spot to 14 in the world. Virgin Australia fell from 46 ...