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Immediate update on coronavirus travel restrictions – increased to Level 4

01 /02/ 2020 Comments are Closed

Further to our advice on Friday afternoon, we are updating you on advice that has just been received from the Prime Minister’s office. You can read the statement from the Prime Minister here and the joint media release from Government here.

Key highlights are outlined below:

  • Travel Advisory – do not travel to China

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to now increase travel advisory to Level 4 – do not travel to all of mainland China.

  • All travellers arriving out of China to self-isolate for 14 days

As of today, all travellers arriving out of mainland China (not just Hubei province) be asked to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from the time they leave mainland China.

  • Border Measures – to deny entry to Australia to people who have left or transited through China, with some exceptions

To substantially reduce the volume of travellers coming from mainland China, AHHPC recommends additional border measures be implemented to deny entry to Australia to people who have left or transited through mainland China from Saturday 1 February, with the exception of Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family and air crews who have been using appropriate personal protective equipment. This applies also to passengers transiting in Australia, unless they are Australian citizens, permanent residents or their immediate families.

In addition, Qantas has now suspended all flights between Australia and China effective from Sunday 9 February through to Sunday 29 March.

We are staying in contact with the Federal Minister’s office and will continue to update you on information as and when received.


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The peak body for Victoria's tourism and events industry, VTIC represents key industry associations and operators, with over 2,000 members.



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