Travel Alert: Australia


New South Wales has extended restrictions in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Shellharbour, and Wollongong, through 23:59 July 30 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. The already in place stay-home order has been extended. Residents can only leave home to obtain essential goods and services, seek medical care, exercise, or attend work or studies if remote options are impossible. NSW officials are restricting shopping trips to one person per day per household, and residents must stay in their local government area or within 10 km (6 miles) of home for exercise purposes. The government limits public gatherings to two people, except for members of the same household. Funerals can only occur with 10 people. Essential retail and some other shops will remain open. Nonessential businesses must permit employees to work from home, if possible; facemasks are mandatory for on-site workers.

Officials prohibit people from entering Greater Sydney unless for reasons specified under the stay-at-home order. Australian officials have already deployed NSW Police to hard-hit communities in southwest Sydney to help enforce measures. Heightened security, including checkpoints, is likely throughout Greater Sydney. Transport and business disruptions will probably continue.

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