Biosecurity Legislation (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Amendment (No. 1) Determination 2021 amends the Overseas Travel Ban Determination in the Biosecurity (Entry Requirements—Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Determination 2020.
These provisions clarify that a person who has spent the previous 14 days in either Australia or New Zealand only are exempt from the travel ban if they intend to:
✅𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐀𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐙𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧
✅𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐙𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐀𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚,
✅𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞.
This general travel ban exemption will not apply to those travelling to New Zealand and intending to travel onwards to another foreign country.
This Instrument also amends the biosecurity entry requirements that requires a declaration that the traveller has only been in either or both Australia or New Zealand in the previous 14 days – to include another declaration that the person travelled to another foreign country for compassionate reasons or urgent medical treatment that was not reasonably available in Australia or New Zealand.