words Alexa Wang

Jet-setters, seasoned travelers and those who are constantly on the move all share one important attribute; their insistence and ability to plan. There is no greater loss to the pleasure of a good tip than ineffective planning. The success of your travels depends entirely on the solid foundation of a good plan that you execute well.

So before we celebrate the lifting of lockdowns and travel restrictions by taking a multi-city tripyou have to learn to behave like those in the big leagues and step up your planning game.

It’s been two years of relative stagnation. One hundred and four weeks of observing, anticipating and constantly adapting to ever-changing rules and mandates that limited or restricted movement. So now we have come to this: the welcome news that many countries are reopening their borders.

So now is the time to dust off your passport and pick up your foreign travel bug. Although this is an exciting prospect, there are still many restrictions in Australia and most other countries around the world. So, to get you started on your travels on the right foot, here’s a handy guide guide to planning your multi-city trip:

First: Where can you go?

If you are fully vaccinated, rejoice. All Australian citizens and permanent residents who have completed the full course of vaccination against COVID-19 can now travel at will.

Additionally, travel to 163 countries is allowed (this number will increase as more countries announce openings closer to mid-year). However, unvaccinated travelers still face other restrictions.

The tables below are organized into regional groups for easier reference.

The country is open Quarantine required Opening soon Stay closed
Albania Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom Sweden Belarus Ukraine Russia
Asia-Pacific region
To open Quarantine required Opening soon Stay closed
Bangladesh Fiji India Indonesia (including Bali) Kyrgyzstan Macau Malaysia Maldives Mongolia Nepal Palau Papua New Guinea Peru Philippines Singapore Sri Lanka Thailand Timor-Leste Uzbekistan Vietnam Brunei Cambodia French Polynesia Iran New Caledonia Pakistan South Korea Tajikistan Turkmenistan Vanuatu Cook Islands (May 2, 2022) New Zealand (May 2, 2022) Hong Kong (mid-2022) Taiwan (end of 2022) Bhutan China Guam Japan Kiribati Laos Micronesia Myanmar North Korea Samoa Solomon Islands Tonga Tuvalu
To open Quarantine required Open soon Stay closed
Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cape Verde Chad Comoros Côte d’Ivoire Djibouti Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea-Bissau Kenya Liberia Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Republic of the Congo Reunion Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan Tanzania Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe Central African Republic Madagascar Cameroon Eswatini Guinea Lesotho Libya Western Sahara
Middle East
To open Quarantine required Open soon Stay closed
Bahrain Egypt Iran Jordan Lebanon Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Israel Palestine Afghanistan Iraq Kuwait Syria Yemen
To open Quarantine required Open soon Stay closed
Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Bahamas Barbados Belize Bolivia Brazil Canada Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Grenada Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Jamaica Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Suriname Trinidad and Tobago United States Uruguay Venezuela French Guiana

Please note that it is always essential to check local government websites for information on testing requirements, COVID 19 vaccination status mandates and established travel insurance requirements. This information allows you to prepare the relevant documentation before the trip to avoid any delays or even detention and deportation.

Finally, when planning your multi-city trips, remember to take all the necessary precautions to preserve your health. So make sure that you:

  • Prepare several face masks and carry spares. Also, always keep your mask on when you are in public and when using public transport or ride-sharing services.
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Monitor your body for symptoms of COVID-19 and self-isolate when detected.

But above all, have fun rediscovering the joys of traveling abroad thanks to a well-researched, well-thought-out and well-executed multi-city travel plan.