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Cheap flights to Olympic Dam, Australia

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Are there currently restrictions on travel to Olympic Dam related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Olympic Dam along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Travelers who are not Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members need to apply for an exemption to enter Australia. Australia has enacted temporary travel restrictions for flights to Melbourne due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases. All international travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry, unless they're granted an exemption upon request. Quarantines take place in state-designated facilities and fees depend on the state, ranging from $2500 for one adult in the Northern Territory to $3000 for one adult in New South Wales. International flights are currently being diverted away from Victoria. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next scheduled flight. For more information on quarantine rules in the Australian states, check the following websites: New South Wales The Northern Territory Western Australia Foreign nationals may transit through Australia if the connecting flight is within 72 hours of the arriving flight. They must either have a transit visa or be nationals of a visa-exempt country. Transit passengers don’t need to apply for an exemption to travel restrictions if they are booked to depart on a connecting flight from the same airport within 72 hours and they are not going to leave the airport. Travelers who plan to leave the airport before boarding their connecting flight or who will be at the airport for longer than 72 hours need to apply for a travel exemption here and will be subject to quarantine until their departing flight. Travelers from New Zealand and Pacific Islanders may not need a travel exemption. More information on transiting Australia is available here. Travelers planning to travel across Australian state borders should note that some Australian states also have domestic travel restrictions, border restrictions, and quarantine requirements in place. In the case of onward travel within Australia, travelers are advised to check in advance with their travel/accommodation provider.. If you are looking to book a trip to Olympic Dam and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

When is the best time to fly to Olympic Dam?

If you’re flying into the Olympic Dam Airport you might be headed to the mining site for business, or simply to the southern Australian outback to begin a road trip adventure. Since temperatures are at their hottest from November through to March it might be useful to bear this in mind when packing your suitcase or planning your travel itinerary.

City overview

Synonymous with mining, Olympic Dam in South Australia is a world-famous mining center. Producing uranium, copper, gold, and silver, Olympic Dam is one of the world’s largest mines when it comes to discovering copper-uranium. Understandably, most visitors to the Dam will be there for work or research purposes; however there are also regular tours open to the public that run from the nearby town of Roxby Downs. Jump on board a bus and travel to the vast mining site to see from afar how some of the mining processes work. For safety reasons visitors are not permitted to leave the bus, which is just as well as the site is one of the biggest in the world so best to stick with the tour guide. Normally tours don’t venture underground, but there is plenty to see above ground for those interested in this intricate system. The mining site is situated in the Australian outback, with little in terms of towns of cities nearby. However, for those partial to unspoilt nature reserves and beautiful scenery, there are several lakes nearby to explore. Lake Torrens National Park, Lake Macfarlane, and Lake Gairdner National Park surround the Olympic Dam on its southern side. Head to Lake Torrens National Park, a picturesque dry salt flat, for views that span 155 miles and a peaceful atmosphere that is seldom found in today’s life full of all the hustle and bustle.

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Getting around Olympic Dam

It’s no secret. The Olympic Dam isn’t very well connected to the surrounding areas unless you are traveling by car. All visitors to the area, unless you have other arrangements, should definitely look into renting a car from the airport. This will give you the freedom necessary to jump in, buckle up, and hit the road, without having to walk for hours on end or rely on intermittent tour buses passing through the area.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The Olympic Dam Airport (OLP) receives several flights daily, mostly from Adelaide Airport (ADL), which is located around 340 miles northwest from the mining center. The best way to continue your journey into southern Australia is of course by a private rental car. With limited public transportation and vast ground to cover it is worth researching a few car rental options before you travel to find one that best suits your needs. Fear not, there are several available, so simply take some time to decide which ones suit your needs best. Then, when you touch down you’ll have your car ready and waiting for you.

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