27 March 2020
Kindly be informed that MATTA received email on Travel Update on COVID-19 from Tourism Australia. With the COVID-19 situation evolving at a rapid pace globally, Tourism Australia is updating the Australia travel alert page as information becomes available.
As of yesterday, here’s a rundown on the latest information affecting Malaysian travellers:
From 9pm AEDT 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. All travellers to Australia are required to self-isolate for 14 days, either at home or in a hotel.
Malaysian citizens who live in Australia as Australian residents are exempt. For full details, visit the Australian Border Force website
There have been several airline suspensions and capacity reductions in response to the expanded government travel restrictions and increased impacts from COVID-19. Please contact your airline to keep up to date with capacity changes.
Domestic travel in Australia continues to be operational however the Australian Government has advised against all non-essential travel. In addition, most of the states and territories have implemented self-isolation requirements which apply to travellers (international and domestic) and in some instances to returning residents. These include:
All travellers and returning residents to the Northern Territory, effective from 4pm (ACST) Tuesday 24 March, will be required to self-isolate for a period 14 days upon arrival. Further details available click here.
Starting today (Wednesday 25 March 2020, from midnight AEST), Queensland will have strict border measures in place. Further details available click here.
All people entering South Australia will be required to isolate for 14-days from their arrival. It will be supported by border control measures from Tuesday 24 March at 4pm (ACDT). Further details available click here.
All ‘non-essential’ travellers to Tasmania (including Tasmanian citizens) will have to self-isolate for 14 days, effective from midnight 20 March 2020, all. Advice for international travellers can be found here and for industry here.
All arrivals to Western Australia (WA) from other states and territories will have to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in WA, effective from 1.30pm (WST) on Tuesday 24 March 2020. Further details available click here.
Travel restrictions are also in place for Hamilton Island, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Island.
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