14/FEB/2020

Coronavirus travel ban extended for another week from 15 February 2020



The Australian Government announced on 13 February that the travel ban to contain coronavirus (COVID-19) will be extended a further 7 days from 15 February 2020.

This means that for another week, foreign nationals - except permanent residents and their immediate family members - who have been in mainland China will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time they left.

Temporary visa holders who are ineligible for entry into Australia will have their visas cancelled if they attempt to travel to Australia.

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident and have left or transited through mainland China, you must isolate yourself until 14 days after leaving China.

The restrictions will be reviewed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) in one week’s time.

Useful links for monitoring live updates from official Australian government sources include:


See our previous Newsflash for more details on the travel restrictions, as well as answers to some common FAQs. This is general information only; seek the advice of a qualified migration agent or lawyer for how the restrictions apply in your individual situation.

To find out more about how the temporary travel restrictions apply inn your particular situation, book a consultation with one of our migration agents today.

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