Travel Advice

Enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the UK & US
The UK Government has introduced a range of additional security measures at the boarding gate for flights into the UK.

Customers travelling on flights from Dubai to the UK who are randomly selected to undergo additional screening may be required to remove footwear and from hand luggage all electrical equipment including portable electronic devices such as laptops, iPads, smart phones, and cameras larger than a standard mobile phone and power up the device to demonstrate functionality.

Passengers are advised to ensure that their electronic devices are charged before travel. Devices that do not power on may not be permitted onboard the aircraft.

Further information is available at the UK DFT website.

The Transport Security Administration in the United States have implemented enhanced security measures at select overseas airports with direct flights to the U.S.

While Qantas flights to the U.S. are not currently impacted, passengers with an onward connection from an airport where the enhanced security measures apply may be required to comply with the additional screening.

Further information is available at the TSA website.

Important items to check before you leave for your trip

First Time Flyers

First Time Flyers

What to expect at the airport, onboard and on arrival to help you prepare for your first trip.

Travel Checklist

Travel Checklist

A quick checklist to help you prepare for your next trip before you travel.

Travel Documents

Travel Documents

Before departure it is important to consider what documents you need.

Customs and Quarantine

Customs and Quarantine

Find out the restrictions on goods that you can bring in and out of Australia. Includes duty free allowances and quarantine restrictions.

Visa & Health

Visa and Health

Information on how to prepare for your trip including Visa and Health requirments and basic travel tips.

Travel to the USA

USA Visa Requirements

Information on requirements for travel to, from, within or over the USA including ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation), Advance Passenger Information and Secure Flight Information.

Useful Links

smartraveller.gov.au - The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service for Australian residents.

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade - current travel advice for international travel for New Zealand residents.

Secure Flight – information on new security requirements for travel to, from and within the USA.

Arrival into Argentina – From 28 December 2012, the 'Reciprocity Fee' to enter Argentina for passengers who are Citizens of the USA, Canada and Australia can only be paid online prior to arrival.

Travel Checklist - a handy checklist to check off important items before you travel.