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Australia Australia blocks arrival of all non-residents in expanded coronavirus travel ban

07:35  19 march  2020
07:35  19 march  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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Australia , New Zealand ban non - residents from entering starting March 20 over coronavirus fears.

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a group of people looking at the camera: A new travel ban will come into force from 9pm on Friday. (AAP: Mick Tsikas) © Provided by ABC NEWS A new travel ban will come into force from 9pm on Friday. (AAP: Mick Tsikas) All foreigners will be banned from entering Australia from tomorrow night.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the enhanced border measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

It applies to all non-citizens and non-residents.

Australians will still be able to return from overseas but they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

The Government had previously banned foreign nationals from coming to Australia from China, Iran, Italy and South Korea.

Mr Morrison said he had consulted New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern about the new travel ban prior to announcing it.

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'We will be resolving to move to a position where a travel ban will be placed on all non - residents , non- Australian citizens coming to Australia ,' the Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he has made the drastic move because 80 per cent of Australia 's 636 coronavirus cases have come in from abroad.

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