Monday, March 26, 2012

Useful Entry Tips for Britons Taking Flights to Australia

Sun-drenched beaches, flamboyant cities, barren deserts, and rugged mountains – Australia offers everything to pamper its visitor. Unsurprisingly, millions plan holiday trips to this magical nation filled with stunningly beautiful diversities.

Australia’s wonder packed cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Adelaide, Brisbane, etc offer overwhelming charms to rule the heart and soul of visitors. No wonder, hordes of Britons buy cheap flights’ tickets to exotic Australian cities. However, it is sensible to get well acquainted with Australia’s entry requirements for UK citizens to avoid any embarrassments or worse upon arrival in the country.

  • Britons need to procure a visa before catching their flights to Australia. British travellers have access to two types of electronic visitor visas - eVisitor Visa and Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).
  • eVisitor Visa requires no application charge or service fee and can be obtained directly from the Department of Immigration & Citizenship. ETA can be applied through tour operators, travel agents or airlines by paying a service fee of A$20.

  • Britons planning to catch cheap flights to Australia must hold a valid passport. Additionally, the passport must be valid for the proposed duration of intended stay in the country.
  • However, those intending an onward journey or transit flights en route to/from Australia to other countries in the region should be mindful of checking the passport validity policies of the intended destinations.
For exhaustive information on entry requirements to Australia, one can contact the Department of Immigration & Citizenship or Australian High Commission in London or can visit the website of Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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