International travellers departing Australia may soon wave goodbye to those green paper-based ‘outgoing passenger cards’ under new plans to streamline border processing by the Australian Government. Also potentially for the chop: the similar orange ‘incoming passenger cards&rsq...
POSTED 6 Dec, 2016 45 Comments
It’s now even easier to check what you can and can’t bring into the country thanks to a new website from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, targeting first-time international flyers and road warriors alike. Answering the simple question of ‘can I bring it bac...
POSTED 29 Apr, 2015 2 Comments
Jetsetters departing from Brisbane International Airport no longer need to complete handwritten outgoing passenger cards thanks to a new ‘digital departure card’ feature in the BNE Airport iPhone and Android apps. Passengers travelling with any airline simply open the app, click &lsq...
POSTED 23 Mar, 2015 21 Comments
Lengthy queues at outbound passport control in Australia’s major airports will soon be a thing of the past, with Customs’ new eGate trial already saving Brisbane travellers valuable time when crossing the border. Currently available to passengers bound for Los Angeles with Qantas or ...
POSTED 30 Jan, 2015 26 Comments
LATEST | International travellers should expect severe disruption this Thursday, October 27, as customs staff walk off the job at airports across Australia. Customs officers at Sydney, Melbourne and Perth international airports will be on strike for 24 hours, starting at midnight on Wednesd...
POSTED 25 Oct, 2011 0 Comments
UPDATE | Qantas has issued a new timetable starting Monday October 17 which sees 110 flights per week cancelled due to ongoing industrial action. For a complete list of all cancelled flights, click here. PREVIOUS | Travellers are in for a tough time today as customs officers and Qantas...
POSTED 13 Oct, 2011 0 Comments
With airport strikes by both Customs and Qantas staff across Australia, this is not a good week to be travelling domestically or internationally. Expect flight cancellations and delays, make sure your electronic devices are fully charged to while away the time or keep in touch with people expect...
POSTED 28 Sep, 2011 0 Comments
Passengers at Australia's international airports at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Cairns face delays in re-entering the country today due to a series of rolling stoppages by customs staff over a pay dispute. Sydney Airport has already seen two hour-long 'stop work' periods thi...
POSTED 27 Sep, 2011 0 Comments
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