5 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Italy and Korea | Travel Ban updates for travel to Australia

Following on from our previous update, further restrictions for the Coronavirus Travel Ban now include travellers from the Republic of Korea and Italy.

3 updates you need to know | Coronavirus Italy and Korea

-Travellers from Italy will need to undergo enhanced health screening and temperature tests.
Please note, from 11 March 2020, the Government has imposed a further restriction to individuals who had travelled from or through Italy in the last 14 days. Travellers from Italy are now also included in Australia’s Coronavirus Travel Ban.

-Temporary visa holders (excluding permanent residents of Australia) who have been in the Republic of Korea on or after 5 March 2020 will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from of leaving or transiting through the Republic of Korea.

-Australian citizens and permanent residents will still be able to enter Australia, as well as their immediate family members (spouses, legal guardians or dependants only) but they will need to self-isolate at home for 14 days from the day of leaving the Republic of Korea.

Travellers from these countries should reconsider their need to travel to Australia and assess how the restrictions will impact their arrangements.

For further information on how the Coronavirus Travel Ban may impact your visa arrangements, please read our Q&A’s here and our previous article here.

For advice on your particular migration arrangements, please contact our Registered Migration Agents on 08 6263 4406 or


Immigracious’ Registered Migration Agents
Migration Institute of Australia

Sheila Woods

Posted by: Sheila Woods

A very experienced migration agent, Sheila has always been fascinated by this field. Her university degree thesis was on Australia’s post-war immigration history (and it earned her first-class honours).

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