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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (July 8, 2020)
July 8, 2020

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 to travel from Victoria to NSW here. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has also closed its border to travelers from Victoria, effective July 8. Any non-ACT residents traveling from Victoria must be granted an exemption to enter the ACT. ACT residents returning from Victoria must notify ACT Health and enter a 14-day quarantine. Heavy penalties and fines will apply for those who do not comply.

International flights to Melbourne are being diverted to other Australian airports through July 14. Through July 17, the number of international passengers arriving to Sydney has been limited to 450 per day, and each flight is limited to 50 people. The number of international arrivals to Perth has been capped at 525 a week, or about 75 a day.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline or travel insurer.

The state of Victoria has increased restrictions on metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. Please see this site for a list of areas included and details on the restrictions.

Restrictions and state and territory border closures related to COVID-19 are evolving. 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 TerritoryQueenslandSouth AustraliaTasmaniaVictoria, and Western Australia).

Actions to Take:


U.S. Consulate General, Sydney, Australia
Level 10, MLC Center
19-29 Martin Place
Sydney, NSW 2000

Telephone: (02) 9373-9200
Email: SydneyACS@state.gov
Website: https://au.usembassy.gov/

U.S. Consulate General, Melbourne, Australia
553 St. Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004

Telephone: (03) 9526-5900
Email: MelbourneACS@state.gov
Website: https://au.usembassy.gov/

U.S. Consulate General, Perth, Australia
Level 4
16 St. Georges Terrace
Perth, WA  6000

Telephone: (08) 6144-5100
Email: PerthACS@state.gov
Website: https://au.usembassy.gov/

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