Travel Ban Lifted for Year 11, 12 Students

Courtesy: 9 News

Australia will start allowing students in years 11 and 12 to enter from China, except from the Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said COVID-19 has been contained in Australia and the medical recommendation to the government is that the Australian Border Force continue to provide case-by-case exemptions to the travel ban from mainland China.

“In particular, that should include consideration of year 11 and 12 secondary school students from mainland China, excluding Hubei,” he told reporters in Melbourne on Saturday.