The government has announced that as of March 20, only Australian citizens, permanent residents and their family members can enter the country.

Key Points:

  • All foreign nationals, save for permanent residents, will be prohibited from entering Australia.
  • Australian citizens and permanent residents returning to Australia must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Visa holders currently in Australia may remain in the country.

Additional information: Holders of temporary skills shortage, short stay activity and working holiday visas, as well as New Zealand citizens who do not normally reside in Australia, are considered non-residents and subject to the entry ban.

Analysis & Comments: The new entry ban will be in effect until further notice as of March 20. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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