Australia’s response to Covid-19 [general border control thread]

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AU Govt (03 Jul 2022)-->All COVID-19 border restrictions to be lifted

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Update to new measures for return to Australia
COVID-19: Re-entry and quarantine measures

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What is in effect at any time can be hard to determine. Can change at short notice.

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Old Mar 14, 20, 10:20 pm
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Australia’s response to Covid-19 [general border control thread]

Link---> https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-...ralia/12057772
Coronavirus quarantine announced for Australia, with all arrivals required to self-isolate
Anyone arriving in Australia from overseas will to be forced to self-isolate for 14 days, the Prime Minister has announced.

Scott Morrison says the new measure will be in place from midnight (AEDT) as the Federal Government deals with the coronavirus outbreak.

Mr Morrison says international cruise ships will also be banned from docking in Australia for 30 days.
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Link---> https://www.news.com.au/travel/trave...54f33be3ac1996

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Au Government link---> https://www.health.gov.au/news/healt...v-health-alert

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Isolation Guidance – Version 11 (11/03/2020) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)Issued before today's announcement]
https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-isolation-guidance_3.PDF
Dated 15 March 2020
https://www.health.gov.au/sites/defa...guidance_2.pdf

Edit 3 Au links
https://www.health.gov.au/resources/...ncov-resources
https://www.health.gov.au/resources/...nal-travellers

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Resources--> https://www.health.gov.au/resources/...ncov-resources
Isolaton--->https://www.health.gov.au/resources/...ation-guidance
They are being revised

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Old Mar 15, 20, 4:24 am
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[QF mod hat] Mwenenzi has of course picked the right forum for this. Other people are also looking for information over at the Qantas forum. I will let threads continue in two places for better coverage. [/QF mod hat]

14 Day quarantine- what are the restrictions?
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Old Mar 18, 20, 11:21 pm
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a travel ban on all non-residents and non-Australian citizens coming into Australia from 9:00pm AEDT on Friday 20 March.
New Zealand also announced the same restrictons.
Some non citizens/residents will get caught by this if they are in en-route. (~28 hours from now)
Link---> https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-...-news/12068750
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Forced coronavirus quarantine for all people returning to Australia

Link--> https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-...ralia/12095898

All passengers who arrive in Australia after midnight on Saturday will go into mandatory quarantine in hotels for a fortnight, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced.
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Mr Morrison said two-thirds of the nation's confirmed cases of coronavirus had come from people travelling from overseas.

"States and territories will be quarantining all arrivals through our airports in hotels and other accommodation facilities for the two weeks of their mandatory self-isolation before they are able to return to their home," he said.

"If their home is in South Australia, or in Perth, or in Tasmania and they have arrived in Melbourne, they will be quarantining in Melbourne.
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On TV was stated would be paid for by the State Governments
Yesterday 7,000 arrived vs 48,000 on the same day last year (from TV)

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-...el-coronavirus

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If these pax are then going to across a state border that has a 14 days quarantine(e,g.NSW to Tas), That is 28 days self isolation in total, unless an exemption is granted.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-...otels/12097312

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https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-...el-coronavirus
https://newsroom.abf.gov.au/releases...-from-overseas

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If these pax are then going to across a state border that has a 14 days quarantine(e,g.NSW to Tas), That is 28 days self isolation in total, unless an exemption is granted.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-...otels/12097312
It's actually more confusing than that. The Qld rules are very messy.

- You must quarantine for 14 days on entering Qld unless you are an exempt person.

- An exempt person includes, among others, any person who is normally resident in Qld.

- However the 14 day period quarantine applies to Qld residents if they have been outside Australia or have been in an area the CHO of Qld has designated an area where coronavirus is spreading in the community. These areas are published on the Qld Health website.

- These rules don't apply to communities on the state border (ie the Tweed/Gold Coast area) and FIFO workers.
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It's actually more confusing than that. The Qld rules are very messy.
  • - You must quarantine for 14 days on entering Qld unless you are an exempt person.
  • - An exempt person includes, among others, any person who is normally resident in Qld.
  • - However the 14 day period quarantine applies to Qld residents if they have been outside Australia or have been in an area the CHO of Qld has designated an area where coronavirus is spreading in the community. These areas are published on the Qld Health website.
  • - These rules don't apply to communities on the state border (ie the Tweed/Gold Coast area) and FIFO workers.
So an exemption to an exemption. Very "yes minister"
Compliance will be poor
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The good news is that the curve is showing initial signs of flattening. The biggest challenge will be how and when to return to normal.
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Australian Tourism Minister now saying no international travel until next year. For those with family or friends in Australia (or who just like visiting) looks like you won't be going there for a while.
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Australian Tourism Minister now saying no international travel until next year. For those with family or friends in Australia (or who just like visiting) looks like you won't be going there for a while.
Yikes. Cricket World Cup in late Oct-Nov. Have a long trip home planned to see Oz matches with friends & family all around the country.
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Yikes. Cricket World Cup in late Oct-Nov. Have a long trip home planned to see Oz matches with friends & family all around the country.
CMO today said he couldn't envisage a scenario where large crowds will be able to gather until there is a vaccine. The examples he gave were nightclubs and music festivals. I don't think we're going to be watching sport in a crowd for a while yet.
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CMO today said he couldn't envisage a scenario where large crowds will be able to gather until there is a vaccine. The examples he gave were nightclubs and music festivals. I don't think we're going to be watching sport in a crowd for a while yet.
Hooray!
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Folks,

Where is a good place to follow news on the status of the border? I too have a trip booked for late October / early November. I'd say it seems unlikely at this point, but I really don't know where to look to get a feel for the current outlook on foreign travel to Australia.
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Local Australian newspapers probably the best bet but they don’t run that many stories on it as there’s not a lot of news as there doesn’t seem to be any change to the rules foreseeable for quite some time. I think now the expectation is that we will be lucky to have a bubble to NZ up in that timeframe and no chance of tourists from the US this year.
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Local Australian newspapers probably the best bet but they don’t run that many stories on it as there’s not a lot of news as there doesn’t seem to be any change to the rules foreseeable for quite some time. I think now the expectation is that we will be lucky to have a bubble to NZ up in that timeframe and no chance of tourists from the US this year.
Thanks - that status is quite understandable, but definitely a bummer as I absolutely love visiting Australia. Next year, I hope!
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Where is a good place to follow news on the status of the border? I too have a trip booked for late October / early November. I'd say it seems unlikely at this point, but I really don't know where to look to get a feel for the current outlook on foreign travel to Australia.
I have not seen an end date published. But any end date will get extended, as needed. Several AU Government ministers have stated the international border is not expected to be open this calendar year, other than perhaps for AU<--->NZ. IMHO travel restriction from rampant hot spots like USA, UK and others will be in place for many months (a year?), until infection & death rate reduces substantially. The death rate per million in USA/UK is about 85-150 times the rate in AU & NZ. We don't' want that here. Qantas have cancelled all international flight to the end of October (at least), which is an indication.

AU Government:---> COVID-19 and the border Coming to Australia
AU Government update 30 June 2020:---> COVID-19 and the border Travel restrictions

26 Jun 2020 abc.net.au Coronavirus could keep international travel off the agenda until mid-next year, according to Qantas — this is what we know

https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/t...hs-per-million

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Coronavirus kills more than 1000 US citizens every single day
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