Many travellers come to Australia for the sun, surf and the beach.
To make your stay is an enjoyable one, please note the following hints for your health and safety:
Plan enough time in your itinerary to visit all places of interest in Australia.
Many visitors are unaware of, or underestimate the vast amount of distances to be traversed.
Remember, the country is a whole continent approximately the size of the combined 48 states of America, so factor this into your schedule.
Although by world standards Australia is a safe country with first-class medical services on offer, travel insurance, including maximum healthcare coverage, is highly recommended.
This is because low-cost healthcare is only offered to Australian citizens, residents and those few travellers who belong to countries with reciprocal health agreements with Australia.
These countries include New Zealand, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Prolonged exposure to the Australian sun can be harmful, so cover up and wear plenty of sunscreen to protect your skin whilst enjoying outdoor activities.
For your safety, on many Australian beaches lifeguards are posted during daylight hours in the summer.
However, much of Australiaís vast coastline remains unpatrolled.
Therefore, at all times observe the signs at the beaches and always swim between the flags at public beaches.
If you wish to travel to Australia for tourism or for a business trip, you will need a valid entry permit such as an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). From this website, you can obtain an ETA approval directly from the Australian Government System. Apply here.
If you are interested in working, studying or migrating to Australia permanently, please click here.