Coronavirus (Covid-19) latest updates

We understand that the recent news and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation may have caused you to re-think your travel plans and future travel options because of government or airline restrictions.

Whether a trip is booked or you are planning upcoming travel, we will do whatever we can to support you and we are continually monitoring the situation, including travel restrictions and updates to travel policies that may impact you.

The Gallivanting Oz team is in close contact with our motorhome partners so that we can provide you with the best available information as this situation evolves and we are seeing leniency on the cancellation policy including options of rebooking or making alternative plans (eg travel in 2021). We will help you understand your best option and prioritising those with imminent travel dates first.

Your safety

Our top priority is everyone’s health and wellbeing. We highly recommend customers everywhere follow the health and travel advice of relevant authorities.

The information below is current as of 09:00 AEST Saturday 11 July 2020.

Travel restrictions in place

Entry into Australia

The Australian Government has placed restrictions on entry into Australia as part of its efforts to contain COVIID 19.   Presently, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. All travelers to Australia are required to self-isolate for 14 days, either at home or in a hotel. Restrictions are in place until further notice.

Further information can be found here.

Travel within Australia

  • Restrictions on travel in all states
  • Tasmania– from midnight AEDT, Friday 20 March, all non-essential travelers departing for Tasmania will be required to quarantine for 14 days
  • Northern Territory– from Friday 17 July 2020, NT are opening its borders to interstate travellers. Any arrivals from a suburb or local government area that has been declared a coronavirus hot spot will be required to undertake mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days. All people seeking to enter the NT must fill in a Border Arrival Form.
  • South Australia – As of Saturday 11 July 2020 travellers from NT, QLD, TAS and WA are able to enter South Australia directly without restriction. Travellers from ACT and NSW, other than essential travellers, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days after entering SA. Victorian residents, other than Essential Travellers, are not permitted to travel to South Australia.
  • Western Australia – from 1:30pm AEDT Tuesday 24 March, all non-essential travelers arriving at the Western Australian borders will be required to go through a police control checkpoint and sign declarations saying they will follow self-isolation guidelines and provide police with information about where they will be. They will also be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, with penalties for those who do not comply. Regional borders also closed with WA. Kimberley residents are restricted within the four local government areas.
  • Queensland – From 10 July 2020, any person travelling from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory may enter Queensland subject to completing and signing a border declaration and undertaking to present for a COVID-19 test if they develop symptoms. Any person that has been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot during the past 14 days, including Victoria, must not enter Queensland.

National Parks

National Parks – Currently there are different rules being applied by a state/territory basis as well as specific national parks.  If you are planning to visit a national park, we suggest you contact its local office directly to get the latest information.

Latest Information Links:

For the latest up to date information regarding border controls for Australia:

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

For the latest information regarding travel in Western Australia:

https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-latest-updates

For the latest information regarding travel in Victoria:

https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-victoria

For the latest information regarding travel New South Wales:

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/travel-and-transport-advice

For the latest information regarding travel in the Northern Territory:

https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/quarantine

For the latest information regarding travel in Queensland:

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/travel-advice

For the latest information regarding travel in South Australia:

https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/travel-restrictions

For the latest information regarding travel in Tasmania:

https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/

For the latest up to date information worldwide:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Partner Information

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) and border controls into Australia is a rapidly changing situation and we are committed to keeping you informed and taking care of you as a valued customer.  During this period we are seeing increased flexibility from our partners for new bookings over the next few months, with both relaxed cancellation policies and some amazing special offers. We look forward to speaking with your further regarding the details and which motorhome, campervan or 4WD camper hire will suit you best to get you out on your eagerly anticipated road trip.  You can easily fill in one of our easy to use quote request forms, or shoot us an email through to campers@gallivantingoz.com.au.

 

In this quickly changing environment, we are keeping an eye on announcements from both the authorities and our partners and updating this page as quickly as we can. 

Commitment to cleanliness

All our partners have advised, the safety and security of our guests and team members remain their highest priority. They take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. In response to the coronavirus, they have taken additional measures to sanitise the vehicles and public pick up and drop off areas.

They have increased the frequency of cleaning the public areas and have implemented the deployment of hand sanitiser for our customers and staff in our branches.

Depot Opening Hours

Some of the depots have a temporary change in opening hours while we are dealing with government travel restrictions as a result of COVID-19.  Some of our partners have reduced opening hours on weekends/public holidays. Our Broome depots also have reduced opening hours with some of our partners during this time. Have a chat with us regarding the details.

Self-isolation

Most suppliers currently have processes and procedures set up which provide the opportunity to self-isolate, with changes to pick up and return processes. This is something that may change in the future depending on government restrictions.