United States Global Entry is coming (hopefully)

Global Entry will mean that long queues at US passport control are a thing of the past for Australian passport holders. The Department of Home Affairs was due to trial Australia’s participation in the scheme in 2019. It’s now expected to commence in coming months, with 500 travellers being permitted to enrol in the Global […]

Chinese New Year 2020 celebrations start 24 January

Chinese New Year 2020 falls on Saturday, 25 January. As they prepare to celebrate the Spring Festival, many Chinese businesses take an extended break, and that includes consulates. China Consulates around the country will be closed over the following dates: Brisbane – closed from Friday, January 24 to Thursday, January 30. Canberra – closed from […]

New Zealand rolls out its own ESTA-style visa waiver for visitors

Most international travellers visiting New Zealand will soon be required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authority before entering the country. The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) will be necessary for visa-free entry to New Zealand as of October 1, 2019. Australian citizens travelling to New Zealand on an Australian passport will be exempt from the NZeTA […]