Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Melbourne

Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Melbourne (February 12, 2021) Location: Victoria Event:  Five Day Lockdown in Victoria. The Victorian State Government announced on February 12 a five-day lockdown for all of Victoria effective from 23:59 on February 12, 2021, until 23:59 on February 17, 2021.  The new restrictions require staying at home except for when …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Perth

Location: Mundaring, Chittering, Northam, and City of Swan, Western Australia Event: Bushfire Emergency Warning The Government of Western Australia has issued a Bushfire Emergency Warning, including evacuation orders, for parts of the Vines, Bailup, Ellenbrook, Gidgegannup, Millendon, Walyunga National Park, Upper Swan, Aveley, Avon Vally National Park, Red Hill, Belhus, Baskerville, Herne Hill, Bullsbrook, Wooroloo, Brigadoon …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Perth

Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Perth (January 31, 2021) Location: Western Australia Event:  Five Day Lockdown in Perth and Surrounding Areas. The Government of Western Australia has announced a five-day lockdown for the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel and South West regions effective from 18:00 on January 31, 2021, until 18:00 on February …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate – Melbourne, Australia

Locations: U.S. Consulate, Melbourne, VIC, Australia Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place on January 29, 2021 between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm (expected duration: 90 minutes). This protest is in support of Julian Assange in his legal battle against extradition to the United States.  U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the protest. Actions …

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Change in Services Alert – U.S. Consulate General Melbourne

Location: Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania, Australia  Event:  Effective February 1, the U.S. Consulate General in Melbourne will resume limited appointments for notarial services and Social Security Administration services, in addition to the passport, citizenship, and loss of nationality services already offered. All visitors to the Consulate age 2 and older must wear a mask.  Appointment  availability will be strictly limited due to physical distancing requirements in our office and …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Canberra, Australia

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Canberra, Australia (January 27, 2021)   Locations: U.S. Embassy, Canberra, ACT, Australia Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place on January 28, 2021 between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm (expected duration: 30 minutes). The local Ethiopian community intends to protest the violence in Tigray. U.S. government personnel are advised to …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)   Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to Australia (January 8, 2021)  Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia continues to monitor the rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19 in Australia and in other locations worldwide. The most current information regarding the impact of COVID-19 may be found at our  COVID Information Page . The government of Australia has announced …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Melbourne

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Melbourne (January 6, 2021)   Locations: Melbourne   Event:  A demonstration is scheduled for Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 4:30 pm at the U.S. Consulate General Melbourne:   The group intends to protest regarding political events in the United States.    Actions to Take:  Avoid the area of the …

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Change in Services Alert – U.S. Consulate General Sydney

Change in Services Alert – U.S. Consulate General Sydney (November 18, 2020) Location: New South Wales, Queensland, and Australian Capital Territory, Australia Event:  Effective November 23, the U.S. Consulate General in Sydney will resume limited appointments for notarial services, in addition to the passport, citizenship, and loss of nationality services already offered. All visitors to …

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Change in Services Alert – U.S. Consulate General Melbourne

Change in Services Alert – U.S. Consulate General Melbourne (November 12, 2020) Location: Victoria, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Australia Event:  Effective December 3, the U.S. Consulate General in Melbourne will resume limited appointments for loss of nationality services, in addition to the passport and citizenship services already offered. Passport, citizenship, and loss of nationality …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Weather Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (November 9, 2020) Location: Australia Event: Every year Australian bush fires ravage large areas of land, causing property damage and loss of life.  State and territory emergency services in Australia provide up-to-date information on bush fires and advice on precautionary measures that can help minimize fire-related risks.  U.S. citizens visiting or …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Weather Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (October 30, 2020) Location: Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean Event: Tropical Cyclone Season in the South Pacific Ocean begins November 1, 2020 and ends on April 30, 2021. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in tropical cyclone-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. …

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Change in Services Alert – U.S. Consulate General Perth

Location: Western Australia Event: Expansion of routine consular appointments for U.S. citizens at U.S. Consulate General Perth Beginning September 23, the U.S. Consulate General in Perth will be offering expanded routine consular services for residents of Western Australia. The Consulate will be open for routine passport, consular report of birth abroad (CRBA), notarial, and loss …

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Change in Services Alert – U.S. Consulate General Melbourne

Location: Victoria, Northern Territory, South Australia, and Tasmania, Australia Event: Effective September 28, the U.S. Consulate General in Melbourne will resume limited appointments for passport and citizenship services, in addition to the absentee voting services already offered.  Appointments for loss of nationality services are not available at this time.  Passport and citizenship appointment availability will …

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Change in Services Alert – U.S. Consulate General Sydney

Change in Services Alert – U.S. Consulate General Sydney (September 22, 2020) Location: New South Wales, Queensland, and Australian Capital Territory, Australia Event:  Effective October 13, the U.S. Consulate General in Sydney will resume limited appointments for loss of nationality services, in addition to the passport, citizenship, and absentee voting services already offered. Passport, citizenship, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (September 11, 2020)   Location: Australia   Event: The U.S. Mission to Australia will cease its weekly Health Alerts and will send Alerts when local conditions require messaging.   Measures in Australia to limit the spread of COVID-19 vary by state and territory. Please check the individual  state and territory websites  for further information. State, territory, and local authorities may levy fines on and/or arrest …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. Starting September 4, New South Wales (NSW) will extend the  border region  between NSW and Victoria to 50 km. Border zone residents and workers will still need a  border entry permit  to enter NSW. Outside the border region,  residents returning to NSW from Victoria  must enter NSW through the Sydney airport …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. Now is the time to request your absentee ballot if you plan to vote in this year’s general election. In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 are as early as October 5. Whether you …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (August 19, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. Now is the time to request your absentee ballot if you plan to vote in this year’s general election. In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 are …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. Masks are now mandatory for any visitor to the Consulate General in Sydney. All visitors age 2 and older must wear a mask. If a visitor does not have a mask or cloth facial covering on arrival, the person will not be admitted and will have to reschedule any appointment. While …

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Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event: The Travel Advisory for Australia has changed to Level 3 – Reconsider Travel due to COVID-19.  Read the entire  Travel Advisory . Read the  Department of State’s COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 3 Travel Health Notice  for Australia due to COVID-19. Australia has resumed most transportation options and business operations.  However, Australia has enacted a  travel ban  on all non-residents and non-Australian citizens entering …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. The Victorian government has announced a number of changes to restrictions for Melbourne and regional Victoria. The increased restrictions include a curfew from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am every evening for Melbourne and mandatory face coverings for all of Victoria. Please read …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (July 29, 2020)   Location: Australia   Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging.   Queensland  has declared Greater Sydney a  COVID-19 hotspot ; starting August 1, travelers granted entry who have been in Sydney in the last 14 days must  quarantine  upon arrival in Queensland, and …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging.  There are various restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Australia. The Victorian government has announced that if you live in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you must wear a face covering when you leave your home starting July 23. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. All states and territories have various entry restrictions concerning the state of Victoria.   Restrictions and state and territory border closures related to COVID-19 are changing frequently. U.S. citizens are encouraged to visit the website …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. New South Wales (NSW) closed its border with Victoria July 8. Anyone entering NSW from Victoria will be required to go into 14 days of self-isolation. You may apply for a border entry permit …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (July 1, 2020)   Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging.  As of July 1, the state of Victoria has increased restrictions on several postcodes in the Melbourne area. Please see this site for a list of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (June 24, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging.  Restrictions related to COVID-19 are evolving in each state and territory. U.S. citizens are encouraged to visit the website of each state and territory for …

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Change in Services Alert – U.S. Consulate General Perth

Effective June 22, the U.S. Consulate General in Perth will resume limited appointments for passport and citizenship services. Passport and citizenship applications that require a personal interview (applicants under age 16, first-time adult passports, replacement for a lost or stolen passport, and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad) are available on our website.

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Change in Services Alert – U.S. Consulate General Sydney

Change in Services Alert – U.S. Consulate General Sydney (June 18, 2020)   Location: New South Wales, Queensland, and Australian Capital Territory, Australia Event:  Effective June 22, the U.S. Consulate General in Sydney will resume limited appointments for passport and citizenship services. Passport and citizenship applications that require a personal interview ( applicants under age 16first-time adult passportsreplacement for a lost or stolen passport , and  Consular Reports of Birth Abroad ) are available on  our website . Appointment availability is strictly limited due to physical distancing …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

June 17, 2020 Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging.   Restrictions related to COVID-19 are evolving in each state and territory. U.S. citizens are encouraged to visit the website of each state and territory for the latest on COVID-19 restrictions (the  Australian Capital TerritoryNew South Wales , the  Northern TerritoryQueensland

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Change in Services Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. Effective June 10, the U.S. Consulates in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth will resume accepting mail-in passport applications . We cannot predict processing times. U.S. citizens with immediate travel should request an emergency appointment (see below for contact …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (June 4, 2020) Locations: Sydney, Newcastle, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth Event:  Demonstrations are scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the following locations and times: 20 Lee Street, Sydney – 3:00 pm Civic Park, Newcastle – 2:00 pm Byron Bay Recreation Grounds, Byron Bay – 2:00 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. U.S. citizens are encouraged to visit the website of each state and territory for the latest on COVID-19 restrictions (the Australian Capital Territory , New South Wales , the Northern Territory , Queensland , South Australia , Tasmania , Victoria , and Western Australia ). U.S. citizens who wish …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (May 27, 2020)   Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to visit the website of each state and territory for the latest on COVID-19 restrictions (the Australian Capital Territory , New South Wales , the Northern Territory , …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (May 20, 2020)   Location: Australia   Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts once per week unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging.    U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. International …

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U.S. Citizen Services Voter Information – May Update

Register to vote and request your absentee ballot at  FVAP.gov  now for the states below: The following states have elections in the next 90 days: P- Presidential Primary; S- State Primary; D- District Primary; T- Territory Primary ** Denotes a recent change in date Note: This information is current as of May 1, 2020. Election dates marked with an …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (May 15, 2020) Location: Australia  Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts twice weekly unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging.   U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. International …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (May 8, 2020)  Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts twice weekly unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (May 5, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts twice weekly unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (April 27, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts twice weekly unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. Western Australia  has relaxed some restrictions on gatherings effective April 27.  Queensland  will ease its stay-at home restrictions effective May 2. Please visit the websites of each state for more details. U.S. citizens who wish to return to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (April 24, 2020)   Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts twice weekly unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging.  The government of Australia has announced that certain elective surgeries can restart on April 27. Please see this link for details. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (April 21, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts twice weekly unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (April 17, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts twice weekly unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. International …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

April 14, 2020 Location: Australia Event: The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts twice weekly unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. International commercial flight …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (April 9, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Australia are closed April 10-13 in observance of local holidays.  The next Alert will be released on Tuesday, April 14, unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. The Australian government has stressed that during the Easter period, places …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event:  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  International commercial flight options currently exist in Australia.  United Airlines is currently operating daily flights from Sydney to San Francisco; Qantas and Virgin …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Australia. United Airlines is currently operating daily flights from Sydney to San Francisco; Qantas and Virgin Australia are operating weekly flights from Brisbane to Los Angeles April 8-30. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event: International commercial flight options currently exist in Australia. United Airlines is currently operating daily flights from Sydney to San Francisco; Qantas and Virgin Australia are operating weekly flights from Brisbane to Los Angeles April 8-30. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (April 5, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Australia.  United Airlines is currently the only airline operating regular direct service between Australia and the United States.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (April 4, 2020)  Location: Australia  Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Australia.  United Airlines is currently the only airline operating regular direct service between Australia and the United States.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (April 3, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  The Australian Department of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia.  Please see the Australian Department of Health’s website for statistics that are updated daily. The U.S. Mission to Australia will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Australia …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

April 2, 2020 Location: Australia Event:  The Australian Department of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia. Please see the Australian Department of Health’s website for statistics that are updated daily. The U.S. Mission to Australia will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Australia have the latest information about COVID-19 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (April 1, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  The Australian Department of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia.  Please see the Australian Department of Health’s website for statistics that are updated daily. The U.S. Mission to Australia will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Australia …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (March 31, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  The Australian Department of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia.  Please see the Australian Department of Health’s website for statistics that are updated daily. The U.S. Mission to Australia will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Australia …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (March 30, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (March 30, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  The Australian Department of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia.  Please see the Australian Department of Health’s website for statistics that are updated daily. The U.S. Mission to Australia will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Australia …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (March 29, 2020)

Location: Australia Event:  The Australian Department of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia. Please see the Australian Department of Health’s website< https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers > for statistics that are updated daily. The U.S. Mission to Australia will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Australia have the latest information about COVID-19 and …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (March 28, 2020)

Location: Australia Event:  The Australian Department of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia.  Please see the Australian Department of Health’s website for statistics that are updated daily. The U.S. Mission to Australia will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Australia have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (March 27, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (March 27, 2020) Location: Australia Event:  The Australian Department of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia.  Please see the Australian Department of Health’s website for statistics that are updated daily. The U.S. Mission to Australia will be sending a daily update to ensure all U.S. citizens in Australia …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (March 25, 2020)

Location: Australia Event:  The Australian Department of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia.  Please see the Australian Department of Health’s website  for statistics that are updated daily. Starting on March 25, 2020, the Australian government is  restricting Australian citizens  and permanent residents from traveling overseas, with some exceptions.  Dual U.S.-Australian citizens and U.S. citizen permanent residents of Australia are not …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (March 23, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (March 23, 2020)  Location: Australia Event:  The governments of nearly all states and territories of Australia have implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Visit the website of each state or territory’s government for additional information on these new measures, and be prepared for measures in all Australian states and territories to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (March 19, 2020) 

Location: Australia The Australian Department of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia. The CDC has issued a  Level 2 Travel Notice  for Australia. On March 19, the Prime Minister of Australia announced a travel ban on all non-residents and non-Australian citizens entering Australia in effect from 9:00 pm AEDT on Friday, March 20, 2020. U.S. citizens who are …

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Reduction of Services Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event: The U.S. Mission to Australia is committed to protecting the health and safety of U.S. citizens, Mission employees, and visitors to Mission facilities. Effective March 17, 2020, the U.S. Consulates in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth will limit their operations. Reduced services for U.S. citizens and reduced visa processing will continue to be …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location:  Australia Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. CDC has issued a  Level 2 Travel Notice  for Australia. On 15 March 2020, the Australian Government announced: All travelers to Australia will be required to self-isolate …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: February 26, 2021 ***All airline passengers to the United States aged two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Weather Alert: Victorian Bushfires

Location:  Australia: Eastern Victoria Event: The Victorian state government declared a state of disaster on January 2 for several areas in eastern Victoria, and some areas are under evacuation orders due to wildfires.  Authorities are issuing regular updates on affected areas. Actions to Take: If you are holidaying in eastern Victoria or the Alpine region, …

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Weather Alert: South Coast of New South Wales Bushfires

Location:  Australia: South Coast of New South Wales Event:  Local authorities have ordered a tourist leave zone on the South Coast of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW). Authorities predict widespread Extreme Fire Danger for the South Coast of NSW, from Batemans Bay to the Victorian border, starting this Saturday, January 4, 2020.  …

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Alert: Bush Fire Season in Australia

Location:  Australia Event: Every year Australian bush fires ravage large areas of land, causing property damage and loss of life.  State and territory emergency services in Australia provide up-to-date information on bush fires and advice on precautionary measures that can help minimize fire-related risks.  U.S. citizens visiting or living in Australia should monitor local television and …

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Weather Alert: Bushfires on Australia’s East Coast

Location:  Australia: New South Wales, Queensland Event:  Local authorities have declared states of emergency across most of Australia’s east coast, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate in the face of dangerous fire conditions.  Expect high winds, high temperatures, and dry conditions, which will raise the risk of wildfires.  Total fire bans are in effect …

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