Travelling and coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020
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We understand that with the current concern around coronavirus, many travellers are worried about what it means for their travels.

From Midday 23 March all licensed pubs and clubs will be forced to close and all cafes and restaurants will be able to offer takeaway only.

Several states (including Tasmania, Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia) have now closed their borders to non-essential travel, and all Australians have been advised to avoid non essential travel.

On March 18, the Australian Government announced a level 4 international travel warning for all Australian residents: We now advise all Australians not to travel at this time. If you're already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.

Any residents returning to Australia must also self-isolate for a 14-day period.

There are currently no restrictions in place for domestic travel. If you are travelling please follow NSW Health advice regarding personal hygiene, social distancing and events and gatherings. 

Further, non-essential static gatherings of 100 people or more indoors, or 500 people or more outdoors (i.e. where people are in close proximity for extended periods of time) will be banned effective from Wednesday 18 March 2020. These measures do not apply to shopping centres, public transport or domestic air travel which continue to operate. Check with local operators for latest advice.

We are monitoring the situation closely, and will continue to do so. If you have booked travel through our website please contact one our friendly and Travel Concierge Specialists who are based in Melbourne, Australia on or 03 9069 8714 who would be more than happy to help and answer your questions, concerns or deal with any amendments or cancellations. 

For Australian travellers, The DFAT & Smart Traveller are always the best source to point to when it comes to travelling safely. And, the World Health organisation is the definitive word on health & travel issues anywhere in the world.

Useful links:

World Health Organisation


NSW Health