Travel ban due to COVID-19: the latest, as at 20 March


Thinking | 20 March 2020

By Mark Dunphy and Kristopher Kunasingam 

The Federal Government has just announced a travel ban to begin from 9 pm on Friday, 20 March 2020. Once in place, only Australian citizens, permanent residents and their family members (spouse, de facto partner, children) will be allowed entry. They are expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.

Temporary Skill Shortage, 457 work, tourist and student visas are forms of temporary visas. These individuals will be barred from entering Australia.

The government has not announced the duration of the ban at this stage, but our office will continue to bring you updates.


Kristopher Kunasingam

Kristopher leads the firm's migration practice. He specialises in employment-related migration to Australia.

Mark Dunphy

Mark is an employment lawyer experienced in litigious and non-litigious applications of employment and industrial relations law.

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