Department of Home Affairs announced travel restrictions from Korea, Iran & China due to Novel Coronavirus

Combined Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) Australia

On 5th March 2020, The Australian Government announced that travel restrictions will be introduced for travellers arriving from any part of mainland of the Republic of Korea, China or Iran.

  • Foreign Nationals (excluding permanent residents of Australia) who have been in the following countries will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time they have left or transited through:
    • Mainland China
    • Iran
    • Republic of Korea
  • Australian citizens and permanent residents will still be able to enter, as will their immediate family members (spouses, legal guardians or dependants only). They will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days from the day they left China, Iran or the Republic of Korea.

In addition, travellers from Italy will be subject to enhanced border screening processes due to travel restrictions by Australian Government.

  • Australia will deny entry to anyone who has left or transited a country subject to travel restrictions within the previous 14 days, with the exception of:
    • Australian citizens
    • permanent residents
    • New Zealand citizens resident in Australia
    • immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents including spouses, minor dependents and legal guardians

International travellers

  • Foreign nationals (not permanent residents of Australia) are asked not to travel to Australia at this time if:
    • you are or have been in mainland China since 1 February 2020, and you are not an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an immediate family member (spouse, de facto partner, minor dependent or legal guardian) of an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • you are or have been in Iran on or after 1 March 2020, and you are not an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an immediate family member (spouse, de facto partner, minor dependent or legal guardian) of an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • you are or have been in Republic of Korea on or after 5 March 2020, and you are not an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an immediate family member (spouse, de facto partner, minor dependent or legal guardian) of an Australian citizen or permanent resident

Temporary visa holders outside Australia

  • Temporary visa holders who are ineligible for entry into Australia and are not exempt under one of the above categories will have their visa considered for cancellation if they attempt to travel to Australia.
  • Year 11 and 12 students who remain in China due to Australian travel restrictions (apart from those from Hubei Province) have been offered a strict pathway to resume their studies in recognition of the importance of the final two years of school. The exemptions will be considered on case by case basis.

Australian citizens, permanent residents and immediate family members

Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family (spouses, minor dependants or legal guardians only) are able to enter Australia.

If they have been in a country subject to travel restrictions they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days from the time they left that country.

Immediate family members who do not hold a permanent visa need to contact the Department of Home Affairs before travelling using Australian Immigration Enquiry Form.

 

Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia

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