Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has announced the Coronavirus COVID-19 Travel Ban will be extended to all non Australian citizens and non residents coming into Australia from tomorrow, 20 March 2020 at 6pm Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) / 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
According to Mr Morrison, anyone who is not an Australian citizen, resident or close family member of a citizen or resident will be denied entry.
We are currently awaiting clarification on whether ‘residents’ includes Temporary Residents, such as Subclass 482 or 457 Visa Holders.
Previously, the Government had only banned entry into Australia to foreign nationals travelling from mainland China, Iran, Italy and South Korea.
Once additional information is available, we will provide a further update as soon as possible.
Travel ban to Tasmania
In other COVID-19 related events, the Tasmanian Government announced this morning that a 14 day quarantine period will apply for all non essential travellers to Tasmania from midnight tomorrow 20 March 2020.
Further travel ban updates
Interstaff’s Registered Migration Agents can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 8 9221 3388.
We will provide a further update as soon as possible.