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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (May 15, 2020)
May 15, 2020

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 commercial flight options currently exist in Australia:

  • United Airlines is currently operating daily flights from Sydney to San Francisco,
  • Qantas is operating flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles on May 15, 22, 29, and June 5, and
  • Virgin Australia is operating flights from Brisbane to Los Angeles May 16, May 23, May 30, and June 6.

The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Australia at this time.

As a reminder, there is no quarantine or self-isolation required for domestic travel into the states of New South Wales (NSW) or Victoria. However, travelers entering NSW and Victoria from other states should check the websiteof the NSW and Victoria governments. Please also note that 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 exempt from this rule and may be prevented from boarding flights if they do not meet the exception guidelines. Individuals may request exceptions to the entry and exit restrictions at this link.

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