Africa

Internet access, quality and reliability will vary depending on where you are travelling in Africa.

Free Wi-Fi in South Africa is growing at a steady rate. You should have access in most hotels and guesthouses, although do check before booking.

The standard voltage in Africa varies depending on where you are travelling but generally, the standard voltage is 220/230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type C / E / F / L / D / G.

Antarctica

Internet should be relatively easy to access at your base camps or cruise ships, however it is a good idea to check before booking. Different tour operators will be able to advise you about power adaptors.

Argentina

Wi-Fi is available free of charge in most hotels, cafes and restaurants. In Argentina the voltage is 220 volts with a frequency of 50 Hz. Argentina uses type C sockets, and occasionally type I, which is the same as Australia.

Australia

Wi-Fi is available at hotels and some restaurants, but usually at a price. A local sim card for your unlocked cell may be the best option for reliable and cheap Internet use. The voltage in Australia is 230 V with a frequency of 50 Hz. Type I power sockets are used throughout the country.

Austria

Wi-Fi is available at hotels and some restaurants, but usually at a price. A local sim card for your unlocked cell may be the best option for reliable and cheap Internet use. The voltage in Austria is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Type F power sockets are used.

Brazil

Free Wi-Fi can be found at some popular beach spots, as well as in resorts and some restaurants. The voltage in Brazil is 127/220 V and the frequency 60 Hz. Power sockets used are type N.

Cambodia

Wi-Fi is available free of charge in most hotels and resorts. Free Wi-Fi is also available in some restaurants. In Cambodia the standard voltage is 230 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are type A / C / G.

Canada

Some public places and institutions offer free Wi-Fi, however a local sim card for your unlocked cell may be the best option for reliable and cheap Internet use. In Canada the standard voltage is 120 V, and the frequency 60 Hz. Power sockets used are type A and B.

Caribbean

Most Caribbean resorts and cruise ships offer free Wi-Fi, although some may charge for usage, so best to check when booking. Voltage varies from place to place with Aruba’s and Bahamas standard 120 V and frequency 60 Hz. Power sockets used are generally A / B C / L.

Depending on where you are travelling in the Caribbean, internet access and reliability can vary. Most hotels and tourist hubs have fairly good internet access, though it is best to check availability and price when booking your accommodation.

Chile

Wi-Fi is easily accessible in hostels, hotels, and hotspots in main cities, but may be less accessible in more remote areas.

In Chile the standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Power sockets used are types C and L.

China

Most hotels in China provide free Wi-Fi, and more and more public places have free Wi-Fi, especially in big cities. In Hong Kong, Wi-Fi is available free on all metro trains. In China the standard voltage is 220 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are types A / C / I.

Croatia

The Wi-Fi coverage in Croatia is improving all the time, and more and more accommodations are recognising the demand for fast Internet. Check prior to booking your hotel’s Wi-Fi policy, and if you’re planning on using a lot of data, it may be best to buy a local sim card for use in your unlocked mobile phone.

In Croatia the standard voltage is 230 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets type F, and also works with plugs C and E.

Denmark

There is free Wi-Fi access at many cafes, restaurants and bars in Denmark, as well as free or inclusive access at most accommodations. In Denmark the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets are type F and K.

Estonia

Wi-Fi in Estonia is almost everywhere and almost always free. Wireless internet access points can be found in most public locations including parks, squares, restaurants, airports, trains, and most accommodation providers offer free wireless internet either in your room or in the lobby.

In Estonia the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are type F.

Fiji

Most resorts provide free Wi-Fi in Fiji, although coverage can be patchy at times. Some more remote locations and islands do not have internet access.

In Fiji the standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are type I.

France

The quality of the Internet is high in most of France, particularly in major cities. Your hotel or accommodations will most likely have access to free Wi-Fi, as will most public institutions and parks. Otherwise, buying a local sim card for your unlocked mobile phone may be a good option for Internet usage.

In France the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets are type E.

Germany

Free Wi-Fi in Germany is limited, and unfortunately, often expensive when purchased. Check with your hotel before booking to see if they offer Wi-Fi for free or for a charge, and considering purchasing a local sim card for your unlocked mobile phone.

In Germany the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets are type F.

Greece

Wi-Fi in Greece is fairly accessible with many hotspot locations scattered throughout main cities and islands.

In Fiji the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are type F.

Greenland

Many hotels offer Wi-Fi hotspots or in-room Internet access, though the usage costs may be higher than what you’re used to in other countries. Please note that the Internet in Greenland tends to be slow since it is satellite connection.

In Greenland the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets are type K.

Hungary

Internet access is now widespread in Hungary and it’s quite usual to find free Wi-Fi in shopping centres, and in most cafes and pubs in Budapest. Your accommodation should offer free Wi-Fi, but check before booking if this is the case.

In Hungary the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets are type F.

Iceland

You will find free Wi-Fi in most Reykjavik accommodations and coffee shops, and you can rent a portable mobile Wi-Fi hotspot from camping stores so that you can have your own wireless Internet connection all around Iceland.

In Iceland the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are type F.

India

Most guest houses and hotels have Wi-Fi free or for a reasonable fee, but do expect some delays with connection. In India the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets in use are types C / D / M.

Indonesia

Wi-Fi is available at most resorts; some do charge you extra for using it so best to check when booking. In Indonesia the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are types C / F.

Ireland

Public Wi-Fi services are available in many cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels free of charge or for a small fee. They are also available on most Irish long-distance Intercity trains, some commuter trains and buses.

In Ireland the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are type G.

Italy

Internet access in Italy is far-reaching, but can often be slow. Your hotel should provide Wi-Fi access, but make sure to check before booking. Costs for accessing the Internet in Italy are moderate.

In Italy the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are types F / L.

Japan

The majority of hotels offer free Wi-Fi in Japan, although do check with your accommodation provider before booking. Wi-Fi hotspots are readily available free of charge or for reasonable hourly or daily rates.

In Japan the standard voltage is 100 V and the standard frequency is 50/60 Hz. The power sockets used are type A / B.

South Korea

South Korea has some of the fastest Internet speeds in the world. Free Wi-Fi should be available at your accommodation, and hotspots can be found throughout the major cities. In South Korea the standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. The power sockets used are types C / F.

Malaysia

Most resorts and hotels should have free Wi-Fi, but it’s best to check before booking. Be aware that in Malaysia, Internet connections can be patchy and slow. In Malaysia the standard voltage is 240 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are type G.

Mexico

Access to Wi-Fi is generally good in major cities and tourist hubs; however it’s best to check before booking your accommodation to confirm they will supply it. Some restaurants and bars will offer free Wi-Fi, although connections may be slow. In Mexico the standard voltage is 127 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. The power sockets used are types A / B.

Nepal

Generally speaking you will find Wi-Fi in major tourist destinations in Nepal; however speeds and coverage may be patchy. When trekking don’t expect Internet, and considering buying a local sim card for your unlocked mobile to gain access at reasonable prices.

In Nepal the standard voltage is 230 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type C / D / M. Please be advised that electricity in Nepal can sometimes be patchy.

New Zealand

Wi-Fi in major cities and accommodations should be easy to come by, but check with your hotel or guesthouse before booking. When on the road, connections may be spotty, with some regions not having access to a 3G or 4G network. You could consider buying a local sim card, or upping your data plan from you Australian provider.

In New Zealand the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Australian plugs can be used in New Zealand power sockets.

Peru

More and more cafes and restaurants are providing free Wi-Fi hotspots in Peru, particularly in Lima, and it is unlikely you’ll be left without a connection. Your accommodation should have adequate Wi-Fi, but it is best to check before booking.

In Peru the standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type A / B / C.

Philippines

Internet access and speed is improving all the time in the Philippines, but can still be patchy and unreliable. Your accommodation should provide free Wi-Fi, but it is best to check before booking. You could also consider buying a local sim card for your unlocked mobile phone, or upping your data allowances for global roaming with your Australian provider.

In the Philippines the standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. The power sockets used are types A / B / C.

Poland

Free Wi-Fi is available in many bars, hostels, and hotels in Poland’s major cities.

In Poland the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are type E.

Portugal

Wi-Fi is accessible in most hostels and hotels and Portugal and also in some hotspots in major cities.

In Portugal the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are type F.

Qatar

Qatar is one of the most connected countries in the Arab region, but Internet use can be heavily censored. Wi-Fi should be available free of charge or at a reasonable fee at your hotel, but it is best to check before booking. In Qatar the standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are types D / G.

Russia

Wi-Fi should be available in all hotels in Russia, and more and more cafes and restaurants are offering free Wi-Fi in major cities. In Russia the standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets are types C / F.

Spain

The quality of the Internet is high in most of Spain, particularly in major cities. Your hotel or accommodations will most likely have access to free Wi-Fi, although it is best to check before booking. Otherwise, buying a local sim card for your unlocked mobile phone may be a good option for Internet usage. In Spain the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are type F.

Sri Lanka

Internet connectivity and speeds are improving in Sri Lanka. Your hotel should offer free Wi-Fi but it is best to check before booking. In Sri Lanka the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are types D / G.

Switzerland

Free Wi-Fi can be found in hotels and a vast range of restaurants, public transport and some public places in Switzerland. In Switzerland the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are type J.

Taiwan

Wi-Fi is easily accessible in Taipei, and you can even register for free Wi-Fi access as a tourist before you visit.

In Taiwan the standard voltage is 110 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. Power sockets used are types A and B.

Thailand

Wi-Fi is available at most resorts and guesthouses; some do charge you extra for using it so best to check when booking. In Thailand the standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are types A / B / C.

Turkey

Free Wi-Fi should be available in most resorts and hotels; otherwise cost for access is relatively cheap. In Turkey the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are type F.

United Arab Emirates

Internet coverage is excellent in UAE. Expect to have Wi-Fi in your hotel and at many cafes and restaurants. Local sim cards can also be used for reasonable prices. In the United Arab Emirates the standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are type G.

United Kingdom

Internet access and coverage is of a high quality in the United Kingdom. Most higher-end hotels should offer free Wi-Fi, or you may want to consider purchasing a local sim card for your unlocked mobile phone. In the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are type G.

Uruguay

You should have no trouble accessing free Wi-Fi in hotels, restaurants and cafes, as well as on some public transport and in some public places in Uruguay. In Uruguay the standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type C / F / I / L. Australian plugs are supported in some power sockets.

United States of America

Most hotels and guesthouses provide free Wi-Fi, but it is best to check before booking. You will be able to access free Wi-Fi in some restaurants, cafes and bars, and it is relatively cheap to buy a local sim card for use in your unlocked phone. In the United States of America the standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. The power sockets used are types A / B.

Vietnam

Free Wi-Fi is available in most hotels and coverage is usually good. Free Wi-Fi may also be available at cafes and restaurants. In Vietnam the standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets used are types A / C / G.