Travel Alert

UPDATED 20th May 2022, 5:00PM AEST

Australia and New Zealand Guided Holidays (First Choice and Best Buys) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements from 1 December 2021.

Effective immediately, all guests booked to travel with AAT Kings on a Guided Holiday (First Choice and Best Buys) tour are required to be fully vaccinated to travel.

The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. That’s why we’ve updated our vaccination policy to require all guests traveling with us through December 31, 2022 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Children not eligible for vaccination and/or booster at the time of travel must provide a verifiable and negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the tour (taking time zones into consideration) until further notice. This requirement will apply to all AAT Kings Guided Holidays (First Choice and Best Buys) tours. It will not apply to guests of AAT Kings Short Breaks and Day Tours at this time although this will be under constant review, and subject to medical and government advice.

COVID-19 requirements vary from country to country and region to region and you are required to follow applicable Chief Health/Medical Officer public health directions. Evidence of negative COVID tests may also be required. Airlines and other transport providers may also have separate requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply at all times with these requirements. No refunds will be given if you are unable to undertake some or all of your holiday due to your failure to comply with these requirements. You will be responsible for any resulting additional costs including travel and accommodation.


AAT Kings Day Tours & Short Breaks:

Due to current travel restrictions implemented by the Australian & New Zealand Government, we have reviewed the operation of our tours as per below.

If your travel plans are impacted by this decision, your Travel Agent or one of our AAT Kings Reservations team will be in contact with you directly. Please bear with us as we work through these calls in order of departing tour

Please note: Sydney & Melbourne tours - Suspended until 30 September 2022.


AAT Kings will continue to follow advice from government advisories and remain in touch with all our suppliers.
Please ensure you check the latest Australian and New Zealand Government travel requirements before traveling with us, which may include mandatory health declarations, use of face masks, entry permits, pre-approval, pre-departure testing and quarantine (possibly at your own expense).

Australian State and Territory Government COVID-19 Entry Requirement Links

For information about coming to Australia please visit:

Northern Territory: Interstate and international arrivals | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

New South Wales: Interstate travel to and from NSW | NSW Government

Australian Capital Territory: Entering and Leaving the ACT - COVID-19

Victoria: Interstate travel | Coronavirus Victoria

Queensland: Entering Queensland from another state or territory (interstate travel) | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government (

Tasmania: Coming to Tasmania | Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

South Australia: Interstate travel | SA.GOV.AU: COVID-19

Western Australia: COVID-19 coronavirus: Interstate travel (


Important information when travelling to New Zealand

Those entering New Zealand (including from Australia) may need to obtain a negative PCR or RT-PCR pre-departure COVID test. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure compliance with advised government requirements when travelling internationally.

For more information about visiting New Zealand please visit:


Please note:
When travelling to and around New Zealand or Australia, authorities may implement border restrictions and other measures at short notice, which may impact your ability to move freely. It is possible that either government could close borders with limited notice, which may cause disruption to your travel. This is at your own risk, and cannot be the responsibility of AAT Kings Tours Pty Ltd.




Our Reservations Team is on hand to answer any questions you may have, with the most up to date information available from both the Australian Government and World Health Organisation.

If you have an upcoming booking with us up to and including the suspension dates stated above, please contact your travel agent and if you have any further queries, please contact us directly via email or call 1-866-240-1659.


AAT Kings is a proud member of The Travel Corporation (TTC) leaders in travel for 100 years. Stable and highly solvent – TTC’s financial strength and integrity allows us to provide you with the comfort of knowing your monies are safe with us and give you the peace of mind that goes beyond our commitment to you having a great holiday with us. See our Chief Executive, Brett Tollman’s, letter of reassurance here.

Need a quick guide for travel restrictions?

Use the handy Sherpa Travel service below for a quick guide to restrictions, however please check via the Australian State/Territory or Federal Australian and New Zealand government health authority travel advice website for the most recent information before leaving home.

To use the Sherpa Travel service below:

  1. Select your Departure and Arrival Airport
  2. Select your Passport Nationality



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