Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (April 3, 2020)
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. See the Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for more comprehensive information.
The government of Western Australia (WA) has announced the temporary closure of the Western Australian border and tighter restrictions for the Kimberly region. As of 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the state border will be closed. There are also restrictions on travel within WA. For further details and information about exemptions, please see the WA website.
U.S. citizens are encouraged to regularly visit the website each state or territory’s government (New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia) for information on the latest measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- 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.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Australia.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
- S. Consulate General, Sydney, Australia
Level 10, MLC Center
19-29 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9373-9200
- S. Consulate General, Melbourne, Australia
553 St. Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004
Telephone: (03) 9526-5900
- S. Consulate General, Perth, Australia
16 St. Georges Terrace
Perth, WA 6000
Telephone: (08) 6144-5100
- State Department – Consular Affairs:
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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