3 February 2020
Coronavirus – Australian Visas Update
With the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Australian Government has imposed temporary travel bans effective immediately.
People will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time they leave or transit through mainland China even if they have a current temporary visa.
The Department of Home Affairs has flagged it may consider cancelling visas of people arriving in Australia who are subject to the ban.
This ban does not apply to:
- Australian Citizens
- Permanent residents
- Immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents including spouses, minors and legal guardians
It is expected this will have an impact on the processing of visa applications for those based in China or where the Department has information that they have been there recently.
We will update this information as the ban changes.
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