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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

(Updated: 31/03/2020)

Travel to South Korea

From 1 April, all arrivals in South Korea will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If you don’t have accommodation, you must stay in government run facilities at your expense.

Limited exemptions to self-quarantine requirements are available and must be issued prior to entry. Contact the nearest Embassy of South Korea to apply. Violation of notice to self-quarantine can result in sentences of up to one year, fines of 10,000,000KRW or deportation.

Subscribe to Smartraveller for the latest Republic of Korea travel advice.

Travel to Australia

The Australian Prime Minister has announced a travel ban to apply from 9pm Sydney time, Friday 20 March on all non-Australian citizens and non-permanent residents from entering Australia.  All Australians – citizens, permanent residents and immediate family will still be able to return to Australia.  Immediate family members of citizens and residents must apply for a travel exemption. You can apply for an exemption at Department of Home Affairs COVID-19 enquiry form

All travellers arriving in Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of their arrival. Refer to the ‘Isolation guidance’ information sheet for more information. 

For more information on travel restrictions, visit the website of the Department of Home Affairs.

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Starting 27 February 2020, the entry to the Kyobo building, where the Embassy is located in, will be restricted for anyone not wearing a face mask. Please wear a mask upon your visit to the Embassy. 

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