Wherever you are and whatever your situation, we’re here to help. We’re committed to ensuring your stay with us is safe, secure and as stress free as possible.Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure Ovolo has a place for you to stay, good food to enjoy, and all the information you need to stay safe, travel stress-free and make the most of your time away from home. We are constantly updating this page with the latest Australian travel restriction information, however if you require more information we suggest you visit relevant government websites as linked below.
Yes, as of June 1st all hotels in Sydney are allowed to open for business travelers, Australian holidayers, and returnees from abroad who are self-quarantining, with some minor restrictions such as a 10-person limit and social distancing guidelines.
As of June 1, 2020, NSW travel restrictions have been updated, removing intra-state travel restrictions. Visitors from other states will be able to and from NSW from June 1, given that they follow essential and leisure travel rules Australia.
Physical distancing and proper hygiene should be observed by inter- and intra-state travellers. Self-isolation and quarantine is advised for international travellers.
For Lord Howe Island, only residents and essential staff are allowed to travel until at least June 18, 2020.
For up to date information, visit the NSW Government page here.
As the state slowly reopens, many activities are already available for local and domestic travellers alike to enjoy Australia’s largest city. These include:
Come June 13, individuals will be able to do these activities:
Hotels and accommodations are open in Melbourne for all healthy travelers, though some shared spaces such as bathrooms and spas are required to remain closed.
Due to the increasing Covid-19 cases in the state of Victoria during the past weeks, a state of emergency has been declared. The Victorian government announced a lockdown for Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on 8 July until 11:59pm on 19 August 2020.
The NSW border with Victoria is closed. Victorian residents are required to get a border entry permit to be allowed to travel to NSW. This permit is valid for 14 days from the date of issue.
For more information : https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
If you are a resident in Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, Stay at Home Directions is currently being implemented. Restaurants and cafe will return to a takeaway and delivery set up. Community sport is put to halt and entertainment venues will be closed.
You are allowed to leave home only for the following reasons:
Otherwise, Stay at Home is strictly enforced.
Queenslanders are allowed to stay in Brisbane hotels for business and leisure providing they follow all other travel restrictions, while hotels across Queensland are also available for exempt travellers from other areas.
Ovolo the Valley will be open for your Brisbane holidays and business stays starting June 22nd
Can I travel to-and-from QLD
Within Queensland, city residents are also subjected to a 250km travel radius, while those living in more remote communities may be allowed to travel up to 500km.
Even so, there are still plenty of activities to keep you busy in Brisbane, including dining out, going to the pub and exploring local attractions. Other activities and services now open include:
Many hotels in Australia’s capital city of Canberra are open for healthy travellers to stay for business and leisure from any Australian states, provided they follow all of the local guidelines for their origin and destination.
ACT borders are not closed, which means that interstate travel to and from ACT is allowed. The local government reminds travellers to carefully consider their plans. Sick individuals should not push through with their travels.
It also recommends essential travels only. Should you decide to travel, you are advised to observe physical distancing and proper hygiene. Those who arrive to ACT from overseas will be quarantined in designated facilities such as certain hotels for 14 days.
ACT visitors should follow the existing Health Emergency Direction in the ACT.
As the ACT restrictions have significantly eased, local businesses are allowed to open up a little more. The list of things travellers can do widens with the observance of physical distancing, these include:
Just because you can’t travel abroad doesn’t mean you should cancel the holiday plans! Instead, consider a staycation in your own area, or travel to one of Australia’s top cities with luxury accommodations near the best attractions available from Ovolo.
Ovolo also has great options for business travellers looking for alternative meeting spaces or an escape from the home office.
Since banning all overseas travel on March 25th, Australia’s borders remain closed for the foreseeable future.
However, plans are already in the works to reopen travel between New Zealand and Australia in the “trans-tasman” zone, and many are hopeful that travel to the rest of the world will follow suit in early 2021.
While Australian citizens, residents and their immediate family members are allowed to return to Australia from abroad with a 14-day quarantine protocol, leaving Australia for Australian Citizens requires a special exemption for critical business, family crisis, and humanitarian aid.
Use the COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus) request to travel form if you require an exemption.
Sick of being locked up!? Outdoor activities during CoViD in Australia differ from state to state and restrictions are constantly changing – However, here are the generally approved outdoor activities that you can enjoy:
It’s time to explore again! We have an impressive array of perks and inclusions for your next all aussie adventure, including the following:
Plus, Ovolo Hotels have great deals and offers depending on your needs for a staycation: