A.C.T. travel advice

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A.C.T. travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the A.C.T. with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

ACT - quick facts
Flight time 22 hours
Time difference UK +10 hours
Language(s) English
Currency Australian Dollar
Electricity I plug (230V)
Driving side Left
Visa Yes

ACT tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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A.C.T. weather

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A.C.T. travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the A.C.T. from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the A.C.T..

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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A.C.T. travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the A.C.T. with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the A.C.T., risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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A.C.T. covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the A.C.T. with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the A.C.T. including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Australia?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Australia. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to the A.C.T. from the UK?

The flight time to the A.C.T. from the UK is typically 22 hours.

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What is the time difference between the A.C.T. and the UK?

The time difference between the A.C.T. and the UK is UK time+10 hours.

What is the main language spoken in the A.C.T.?

The main language spoken in the A.C.T. is English.

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What is the currency in the A.C.T.?

The currency in the A.C.T. is the Australian Dollar (AUD).

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Which plugs are used in the A.C.T.?

A.C.T. uses electrical plug type I (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the A.C.T.?

They drive on the left side of the road in the A.C.T..

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Do you need a visa for the A.C.T.?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter the A.C.T..

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