Arriving to Australia

How to Enter - Documents and Requirements

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What do I need to enter Australia?

Anyone traveling to Australia must have a valid passport and approved visa to enter Australia.

Most passport holders traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days can obtain an eVisa (eVisitor, or ETA). 

How to get to Australia

The best way to reach Australia is via flight. You will find direct or indirect flights from any country around the world. Melbourne and Sydney serve as major terminals for international and domestic flights alike.

Airports in Australia

Sydney Airport is the busiest airport in Australia, the other important airport is the Melbourne Airport in the state of Victoria.

Money in Australia

The official currency of Australia has been the Australian dollar since 1966, when it replaced the Australian pound. The ISO code for the currency is AUD, although the dollar symbol or a capital letter A is often used next to the dollar symbol (A$) 

How expensive is Australia? 

Prices in Australia are higher than in many European countries or the United States. A bottle of water can cost you around A$2.50, which equals $1.80 or €1.60. A coffee is around A$4, a fizzy drink can cost more than A$3 and a beer is difficult to find for less than A$8. Eating at a mid-priced restaurant can cost around A$20. 

Tips and payment methods in Australia

In Australia, no tip or service on the bill is required. However, in the most exclusive restaurants it is customary to leave the waiters a tip of 10% of the total bill for their good service, although it is not a mandatory amount.When making purchases, payments with major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are accepted in Australia. 

Are there any vaccinations required?

The National Travel Health Network and Centre recommend this vaccinations for Australia: hepatitis B, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies and tetanus.

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