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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

March 17, 2020BY Canoz-visa

18 March 2020

Canada and US have mutually agreed to close borders for Non Essential Travel. In order to ensure that food, medical supplies and all other essential goods continue to flow between both countries.

Link to check latest updates:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

Entry Restrictions Imposed by Canada come into effect on 18 March 2020

“COVID-19’s spread has affected people in countries around the world. To protect Canadians and to ease the potential burden overseas travellers could place on our health care system and its frontline workers, the Prime Minister announced that, beginning March 18, 2020 the Government of Canada will, for air travel specifically:

Bar foreign nationals from all countries except the United States from entering Canada. The measure would not apply in designated exceptional circumstances, including to air crews, travellers arriving in Canada in transit to a third country, Canadian permanent residents, diplomats, or immediate family members of Canadian citizens.”

Link to check latest updates:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

Australian Updates:

19 March 2020:

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a travel ban on all non-residents and non-Australian citizens coming into Australia from 9:00pm AEDT on Friday. Citizens or residents or direct family members will not be effected by the ban.

15 March 2020:

The Australian Government announced:

  • all travellers to Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days
  • a ban on cruise liners from foreign ports arriving at Australian ports for 30 days.

13 March 2020

Travel restrictions:

The Australian Government announced on 12 March 2020 that travel restrictions will continue to apply to travellers arriving from any part of mainland China, Iran, Republic of Korea and Italy.

Foreign nationals (excluding permanent residents of Australia) who have been in the following countries will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time they have left or transited through:

Mainland China

Iran

Republic of Korea

Italy

Australian citizens and permanent residents will still be able to enter, as will their immediate family members (spouses, legal guardians or dependants only). They will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days from the day they left China, Iran, the Republic of Korea or Italy.

Australia will deny entry to anyone who has left or transited a country subject to travel restrictions within the previous 14 days, with the exception of:

  • Australian citizens
  • Permanent residents
  • New Zealand citizens resident in Australia
  • Immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents including spouses, minor dependents and legal guardians diplomats.
  • Limited exemptions also exist for airline and maritime crew, where they have taken appropriate precautionary measures

These enhanced public safety measures will apply to those seeking to enter Australia as well as those seeking to transit through Australia en route to another country. These measures are temporary and will be reviewed.

Australian Immigration Department Source Page:

  https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

13 March 2020

Australia’s major supermarkets will temporarily be able to offer more hours to international student employees to help keep shelves stocked.

International students currently employed at the major supermarkets will be able to extend their working hours to help meet high demand for essential items because of the coronavirus. Ordinarily international students are subject to a maximum 40 hours a fortnight during term.

Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said the changes would help supermarkets meet the immediate high demand.

Australian Immigration Department Source Page:

  https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

Disclaimer:
Some of the information has been copied from various Government sites to give accurate updates. Please verify the information yourself before considering the information given on this page.

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