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There is an active outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, originating from the Wuhan region. This new type of coronavirus was initially linked to a large seafood and live animal market in Wuhan City, in China’s Hubei Province. The majority of reported cases are in the Wuhan region. There have been reports of individuals with the novel coronavirus outside of China.
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The Australian Government provides consular services for Australians while overseas. While we no longer ask you to register your overseas travel with us, our embassies and consulates can provide emergency assistance in a crisis.
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There is an active outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, originating from Wuhan City. We recommend you do not travel to Hubei Province. This new type of coronavirus was initially linked to a large seafood and live animal market in Wuhan City, in China’s Hubei Province. The majority of reported cases are in the Wuhan region. There have been reports of individuals with the novel coronavirus outside of China.
We have raised the travel advice for all Australians to do not travel to all of Hubei Province. The Chinese authorities have put new measures in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Strict travel restrictions have been imposed in Wuhan and a number of other cities in Hubei Province. Authorities could impose further restrictions across Hubei Province with little notice. If you travel to Hubei Province at this time you may not be allowed to depart until travel restrictions are lifted. Existing measures including wearing masks in public places and avoiding travel in and out of cities in Hubei Province remain in place. Authorities may expand travel restrictions as the outbreak develops. Monitor local and international media for further updates, and contact your travel agent and airlines for information.
In January, Chinese authorities identified an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus, in Wuhan City in Hubei Province. If you have travelled to Hubei Province and have developed symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor. See our health section for more information.
The Australian Passport Office issues passports to Australian citizens in Australia and overseas under the Australian Passports Act 2005 and related laws.
You may need to get a visa to enter a foreign country. For some countries you must apply in advance. In other countries you can apply on arrival.
We no longer ask you to register your trip before you go. Read our frequently asked questions to learn why.