Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (March 19, 2020) 

Location: Australia

The Australian Department of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia.

The CDC has issued a Level 2 Travel Notice for Australia.

On March 19, the Prime Minister of Australia announced a travel ban on all non-residents and non-Australian citizens entering Australia in effect from 9:00 pm AEDT on Friday, March 20, 2020.

U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.

The Australian Department of Health released an Alert regarding COVID-19 in Australia. The language of the Health Alert is available on its website.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

Effective March 17, 2020, the U.S. Consulates in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth have reduced routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

The government of Australia has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Indoor gatherings larger than 100 people have been banned.  Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

Actions to Take:

 

Assistance: 

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.editusembassy.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/