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

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. Restrictions vary by state and territory. Please check the individual state and territory websites for further information on restrictions. State, territory, and local authorities may levy fines on and/or arrest individuals not following physical distancing or other orders.

All states and territories have various entry restrictions concerning travel from 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 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).  

As a reminder, 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 exit restrictions at this link.  The U.S. Mission cannot assist travelers in applying for or obtaining an exemption to the exit ban.

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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