20 March 2020 – Australian border closed to all non-citizens and non-residents

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Immigration, Tourism
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister

Overview: Australian border closed to all non-citizens and non-residents
Full details here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/border-restrictions

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Type of Justification: Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: “Our government has taken this unprecedented step because around 80 per cent of coronavirus cases in Australia are people who caught the virus overseas before entering Australia, or people who have had a direct contact with someone who has returned from overseas.”