The U.S. State Department has provided guidance for U.S citizens traveling to Australia and New Zealand for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Key Points:

  • The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is scheduled to take place across Australia and New Zealand from July 20 through Aug. 20.
  • The State Department encourages U.S. travelers to check the U.S. embassies’ websites for Australia and New Zealand for the most accurate travel information, including additional entry and exit requirements.
  • Before traveling to Australia, U.S. citizens should:
    • Read the State Department’s Australia Travel Advisory.
    • Ensure that they have a valid U.S. passport and an Australian visa or an approved Electronic Travel Authority to enter the country.
    • Visit the International Travel page on the Australian government’s website.
    • Review the Department’s Country Information page and the Australian government’s travel tips, including guidance on what travelers can and cannot bring into the country.
  • Before traveling to New Zealand, U.S. citizens should:
    • Read the State Department’s New Zealand Travel Advisory.
    • Ensure that their passports have at least three months’ validity from the date they depart for New Zealand and hold a valid visa or an approved New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority.
    • Review the Department’s information on New Zealand’s entry, exit and visa requirements on the Country Information page.
    • Know what food and goods individuals can bring into New Zealand and review the government of New Zealand’s information on its biosecurity procedures.

Additional Information: U.S. citizens are encouraged to sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program if they have not done so already to receive emergency/security alerts and make it easier for the State Department to assist them in case of an emergency.  More travel guidance for U.S. citizens traveling to Australia and New Zealand for the Women’s World Cup is available here.

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