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2019-nCoV: Travel restrictions are now in effect

If you have departed mainland China since 1 February 2020 and intend to travel to Australia, you may be denied entry.

In attempting to prevent the further spread of novel coronavirus – 2019-nCoV – the Australian Government has announced drastic new border control methods.

Visa holders, please be aware that you may be denied entry into Australia. Visa holders who have departed from mainland China, including those who have transited through mainland China since 1 February 2020, will be denied entry into Australia.

Exceptions apply to:

  • Australian citizens;
  • Permanent residents; and
  • Immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents.

If you require advice about how these changes relate to your current visa status or travel intentions, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

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