Covid-19 travel ban extended

The Morrison Government has extended its coronavirus travel ban by an extra week following the WHO's classification of Covid-19 as a pandemic.

As reported by the ABC, foreign nationals who have been in Italy, South Korea, China or Iran will not be allowed into Australia for 14 days from the time they left those countries.

Citizens and permanent residents will be able to enter Australia from those countries on the condition that they self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.

The ABC reports the Prime Minister has asked health officials to consider extending the travel ban to all travellers from Europe.

The extension follows US President Donald Trump's announcement that all foreign nationals travelling from Europe will not be able to enter the country for 30 days.

American citizens are exempt from restrictions but will be directed to a limited number of airports where screening for Covid-19 can take place.

Updated at 3:50pm AEDT on 12 March 2020


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