Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Melbourne

Location: Victoria and South Australia

Event:  Lockdown in Victoria extended for seven more days.  The Victorian government announced on July 20, 2021, that the current lockdown for all of Victoria would be extended for another seven days, ending at 11.59 pm on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

The restrictions require staying at home except for when engaged in essential activities.  When outside the home, residents will be required to wear masks.  For more information, please see https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

Event:  Seven-day lockdown in South Australia.  The South Australian government announced on July 20, 2021, a seven-day lockdown for all of South Australia from 6:00 pm on July 20, 2021.

The restrictions require staying at home except for when engaged in essential activities.  When outside the home, residents will be required to wear masks.  For more information, please see https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/response.

The U.S. Consulate General in Melbourne will be closed for routine consular services during this time.  U.S. citizens in need of critical emergency services should contact MelbourneACS@state.gov.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Have a plan to depart from Australia that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Australia.

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