Extension of travel ban

14 Feb 2020 / Australia

Australia’s National Security Committee of Cabinet has agreed to extend the entry restrictions on foreign nationals who have recently been in mainland China for a further week from 15 February. The restrictions will be reviewed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) in one week.

The continuation of the travel restrictions means that for a further week, foreign nationals – excluding permanent residents – who have been in mainland China will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time they left.

As before, Australian citizens and permanent residents will still be able to enter, as will their immediate family members (spouses, legal guardians and dependants only).

Australian citizens, permanent residents and their families who have been in mainland China from 1 February 2020, and who return Australia, will continue to be required to self-isolate for 14 days from the time they left mainland China.

Border measures to screen passengers on flights and vessels from mainland China and for people who have been in, or transited through, mainland China in the past 14 days will also continue. These measures are all kept under regular review.

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