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If you are an Australian citizen going to Argentina, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mongolia, Nepal, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo or Vietnam you will need to buy a visa regardless of how long you intend to stay. Other destinations may have visa fees for stays over a specified period of time. Currently, prices vary according to destination and duration. Our Visa Team will provide you with detailed information about the specific visa requirements after you have applied.

Our insurance cover includes medical and emergency travel expenses, luggage and personal effects, money, personal accident, personal liability, cancellation and curtailment, rescue and assistance, legal expenses and travel delay.

Cover becomes effective once full payment has been received.

Please note that you are covered by insurance from the the time you leave your home country until you arrive back, ensuring your whole trip is covered. However, your project start date won't commence until you arrive in your destination. For example, if you sign up for a 4 week project, your project starts the day you arrive in-country, but insurance will still cover you for all international travel. 

Extra leisure travel insurance can be arranged for an additional premium. You might need this if you're intending to travel before or after your project.

We advise you to consult your GP or health centre for up-to-date information about vaccinations. Since we are not medical experts, our advice on vaccinations and other medical matters can only be informal.

Country Approx. Fee
(AUD unless specified) 
Comments Pre-arrange or On Arrival
Argentina US$100 Visa for 90 days.
x1 90 day extension available for AR$400 ($57) arrange in-country
Belize $0 No visa required for stays up to 30 days.  On arrival
Bolivia $0 No fee for 90 days.
US$3 for every additional day past 90 days, to be paid at airport on departure. 
On arrival
Cambodia US$35 Visa for 1 month. Extensions available for up to 12 months costing from between US$45 (30 days) to US$300 depending on length of extension.  On arrival
China $90 Visa for 3 months
Visa for 6 months is $114
Costa Rica $0 Visa Exemption for 90 days  On arrival
Ecuador US$110 As Galapagos Islands are a National Park foreigners are required to pay a park fee which will go towards preservation and maintenance:
  • US$10 paid on arrival at Quito or Guayaquil for an Immigration Galapagos card.
  • US$100 will on arrival at San Cristobal Airport.
On arrival
Ethiopia $78  Visa for 30 days
x2 30 day extensions permitted, $78 per extension
80 days in total
Fiji $0-$119  First two weeks $0
190FJD (approx. $119) fee for any stay over two weeks
On arrival
Ghana $140-$200 Single or Multiple Entry for 90 days. Visa extensions available in-country  Pre-arrange
Jamaica $0 Visa for 30 days. Additional fee required for stay over 30 days, please contact us for more information.  Pre-arrange
Kenya US$53 e-Visa for 90 days. In-country extension available for an additional 90 days only (AU$68) Volunteer Permit costs $204 per month. Pre-arrange 
Madagascar $0 Visa for 30 days
Pre-arrange visa for stays over 30 days, $80-$112
On arrival
Mexico $0   On arrival
Mongolia $150  Visa for 30 days
$300 for 6 month visa
Morocco $0   On arrival
Nepal US$25-US$100 15 days US$25
30 days US$40
90 days US$100
(Can be extended for US$2 per day min. 15 days)
Pre-arrange or On arrival
Peru $0 No visa required for 90 days.
Contact us for more information for stays over 90 days
On arrival
Philippines $0 Visa exemption for 30 days. In-country extension costs 4400 PHP, or 4900 PHP for 60 day extension.  On arrival
$0   On arrival
Samoa $0 Visa for 60 days
$50 for visa over 60 days
On arrival
Senegal EU50 Single- Entry Visa for 90 days
6 Months EU124 (Arrange in-country)
South Africa $0 Pre-arrange for stays over 90 days On arrival
Sri Lanka $0 Please contact us for more information if you plan to stay for longer than 30 days On arrival
Tanzania US$50 Additional fee for work permits:
  • US$200 Arusha
  • US$250 for Dar-es-Salaam
Pre-arrange or On arrival
Thailand $0 $220 for Visa over 30 days On arrival
Togo $40 Visa for 30 days. Extensions available for 30 days at a time ($30-$55) On arrival
Vietnam $120-160   Pre-arrange
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