The Australian Government has banned Australians travelling overseas under the Biosecurity Act. It remains active as of April 2020. The ban followed an earlier travel warning against all overseas travel under Level 4 travel restrictions.[i]
As for domestic travel, Australian states and territories such as Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland have enacted border restrictions as of 24 March 2020.[ii], [iii], [iv], [v], [vi] Many airlines have suspended international and domestic services.
In most cases if you travel overseas to a country with a Level 4 travel warning (and in some cases Level 3), you’ll void your travel insurance.[vii]Remember to always check your Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) to know the exclusions of your policy.
Also check Smartraveller for details on travel warnings internationally, and with your local state or territory government for any border and travel restrictions.
[i] Coronavirus (COVID-19). Smartraveller, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government. 2020.
[ii] Queensland border restrictions. Queensland Government. 2020.
[iii] COVID-19 coronavirus: Western Australian Government response. Government of Western Australia. 2020.
[iv] Border controls. Northern Territory Government. 2020.
[v] Coronavirus Information: Tasmanian border restrictions. Department of Health, Tasmanian Government. 2020.
[vi] Direction released for travel into South Australia. South Australia Police, Government of South Australia. 2020.
[vii] COVID-19 – Travel advice level changes. Smartraveller, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government. 2020.
Last update: 06/04/2020