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My spouse and I are travelling to New Zealand, we have cellular phone options with no worldwide roaming. I will have a laptop but what are the alternatives for these who you should not have obtain to applications? What about our DPDs when we return to Australia?

S. Rowe, Epping NSW

You must be just wonderful. New Zealand has a keep track of and trace app, NZ COVID Tracer, even so it is not a necessity for travellers. You can use your applications when you have free of charge Wi-Fi, for instance in motels and also in rather a couple cafes and eating places. At other situations your applications will not update considering that you don’t have world-wide roaming, nor will you get messages or telephone calls.

You ought to total your Digital Passenger Spot right before returning to Australia and you can do this on a laptop computer as effectively as via the DPD app. It is really preferable to have a difficult duplicate of your DPD but not vital. If you don’t finish a DPD right before returning you can even now board the plane, but you will have to entrance up to a conference with Border Drive when you access Australia.

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Four good friends are travelling to the British isles in September and on the lookout to just take a barge holiday getaway for about a 7 days. Hoping for attractive countryside, plenty of pubs and not as well several locks to contend with.

B. Appleby, Ballarat VIC

A narrowboat cruise from Whittington to Llangollen, which straddles the Welsh-English borders, could be just what you are hunting for. The 20-kilometre journey requires you through the gorgeous Vale of Llangollen, along the remarkable 307m Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which straddles the River Dee and by 421m Chirk Tunnel, equally designed much more than two centuries back. If you transpire to be in Llangollen on a weekend, take a experience on the historic Ruabon to Barmouth Line which winds through the storybook North Wales countryside, an complete cracker. From Llangollen you have to have to return the boat to Whittington, permit three days every way. See Whittington Wharf narrowboats [whittington-wharf.com] for much more facts.

I’m browsing Portugal later this calendar year, to get around Portugal’s non-acceptance of our Intercontinental COVID Certification I am going to be flying into Paris, have my certification details converted at a pharmacy then go on to Portugal.

J. Monaghan, Maryborough VIC

No will need for that Paris detour. Two kind and notify readers have prepared to recommend that Australia’s Worldwide COVID Vaccine Certificate is adequate for entry to Portugal. One reader connected penned suggestions from Faucet, Portugal’s national airline, with the details “Portugal also accepts vaccination and recovery certificates from the following nations around the world:” A single of these nations is Australia.

The other reader, who visited Portugal in early April, wrote “On trains from Lisbon to Porto, Braga , Sintra etcetera, they checked inexperienced certification which I did not have. I showed them my electronic Australian International COVID Certification and all they did was test the dates for the three vaccinations. No other test on COVID certification at dining places or lodges.”

My spouse and children is arranging a excursion to Queensland, what if just one or much more of us contracts COVID and has to isolate, probably a single soon after an additional? M. de Witt, Box Hill South VIC

If any of your family members develops COVID-19 indicators they will need to get tested. A good test necessitates them to immediately isolate for 7 days immediately after the check. Isolation suggests staying away from some others together with family members users as a lot as attainable. If you don’t have somewhere suitable to isolate, simply call 134 268 for support. The web-site of the Queensland Authorities [qld.gov.au/health] has more information and facts.