The Australian Government has confirmed that COVID-19-related travel restrictions will now apply to travelers arriving from Italy. Entry restrictions also remain in place for travelers arriving from any part of mainland China, Iran or South Korea.

The restrictions apply to foreign nationals (not permanent residents of Australia) who have been in:

  • Mainland China on or after Feb. 1, 2020.
  • Iran on or after March 1, 2020.
  • Republic of Korea on or after March 5, 2020.
  • Italy on or after March 11, 2020.

The travel restrictions do not apply to Australian citizens, permanent residents, or immediate family members (spouses, de facto partners, minor dependents or legal guardians) of Australian citizens or permanent residents. Theses travelers will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the coronavirus continues to evolve, and Deloitte will alert clients to additional changes or restrictions as information becomes available.

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