Travel Restrictions Imposed

Mar 17, 2020

As of 16 March 2020, additional travel restrictions have been imposed in the Australasia region in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In Australia, as of 0000 local time on 16 March (1300 UTC on 15 March), all international travelers arriving in the country are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Furthermore, all cruise ships are banned from docking at Australian ports for 30 days. Meanwhile, in New Zealand, as of 0000 local time on 15 March, all foreign travelers arriving in the country — with the exception of travelers from the Pacific Islands — are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Restrictions are expected to be reviewed after 16 days and after that every 14 days. Thus far, there have been 297 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia, and eight confirmed cases in New Zealand.

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