18 March 2020 – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an indefinite ban on international travel for Australian citizens and residents all over the world. “Don’t go overseas,” Morrison said at a press conference, adding that most of the cases the nation has seen have been from the Australians returning from an international trip.
Australia also officially banned non-essential indoor gatherings of 100 or more people, with an outdoor limit still set at 500.
The new rules will place major restrictions on the way pubs, cinemas and restaurants operate and could force many small businesses to close down altogether.
Weddings and funerals across the whole country will also have a huge impact by the new legislation.