International

TRAVEL UPDATES EFFECTIVE 1 July 2022

Changes may be made to this guidance at short notice if there are changes in government regulations or advice.

Guiding travel other than that specified below (international contingents, group travel and youth travel) remains under review and is currently not permitted.

The GGA Board will regularly review circumstances and issue fresh guidance as appropriate.

Groups who may be looking to travel in 2023 are encouraged to reach out to the National Coordinator – International (Joy Ord – at international@girlguides.org.au)  to ensure that they are kept up to date on changes to GGA guidance.

(A) Adult members of Girl Guiding in Australia may volunteer at WAGGGS World Centres

WAGGGS has introduced an additional procedure for volunteering at a World Centre – all applicants must complete the WAGGGS Volunteer Resource Pool Form.

The completed form must be endorsed by Girl Guides Australia.  Applicants must fully complete pages 2 and 3 of the form and send it to Joy Ord (National Coordinator – International) at international@girlguides.org.au

Travel requirements (including for World Centre volunteers) remain as follows:

  • Travellers must obtain their own travel insurance. Travellers take full responsibility for meeting all expenses not covered by their travel insurance, including any costs relating to requirements for quarantine.
  • Travellers must meet all requirements for the country they are visiting and for returning to Australia.
  • Travellers should travel by the most direct route and only transit through other countries where direct flights are not available.
  • Travellers are to register their travel plans ( via the GGA International Traveller Website or by email to  the National Coordinator – International ( international@girlguides.org.au) in advance, including the provision of a copy of their international vaccination certificate.
(B) Adult members of Girl Guiding in Australia may travel independently to international WAGGGS Member Organisation events and gatherings

Travel requirements remain as follows:

  • Travellers must obtain their own travel insurance. Travellers take full responsibility for meeting all expenses not covered by their travel insurance, including any costs relating to requirements for quarantine.
  • Travellers must meet all requirements for the country they are visiting and for returning to Australia.
  • Travellers should travel by the most direct route and only transit through other countries where direct flights are not available.
  • Travellers are to register their travel plans ( via the GGA International Traveller Website or by email to the National Coordinator – International (international@girlguides.org.au) in advance, including the provision of a copy of their international vaccination certificate.

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