Coronavirus – Travel Advice – Latest Updates

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global travel to an unprecedented extent.

It’s been over 16 months since Australia closed its international borders on the 20th March 2020. That’s a long time since our beloved industry was permitted to do the task it does best – sell beautiful, long dreamed of holidays to fabulous locations around the world.

Although all care is taken to collate this latest official travel information, prior to departing or planning to travel to any of our destinations, ensure to reconfirm each country’s latest entry requirements direct with your travel agent or go to smarttraveller.gov.au 

Please click below for current advise for the country you intend to visit

The Pacific Bubble.

There has been much speculation over the past 12 months about the possibility of a ‘Pacific Travel Bubble’ which would incorporate countries such as Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands.  This was particularly the case when the Trans-Tasman bubble began with New Zealand in April 2021.

Unfortunately a COVID outbreak in Fiji, and recent outbreaks here in Australia, have sidelined the Pacific Bubble conversation for the short term.  However, our sources indicate that both Australia and the Pacific Nations are keen to resume these discussions once current outbreaks are bought under control.  And we can’t wait!

Your Island Escapes team

If you have an existing booking with Island Escapes.

If you wish to change or cancel your booking, please contact us.  To avoid any fees, we recommend our clients choose to keep the value of their booking as a credit, either with the airline, resort or Island Escapes, rather than requesting a refund. In accordance with ordinary business practice, the monies received by us on your behalf are duly paid to the third-party providers.

Dennis Bunnik, Chairman of the Council of Australian Tourism Operators explains the refund & credit process  click here

Our current  business hours are Mon – Fri  10.00am – 4.00pm. If you require reservations, please email contactus@islandescapes.com.au or call 1300 305 870.