Three month extension of human biosecurity emergency period.
The Australian Government has this evening announced the extension of the Human Biosecurity Emergency Period under the Biosecurity Act 2015 by an additional three months.
The order, which encompasses restrictions on overseas travel, the entry of cruise ships into Australia, the supply and sale of certain essential goods and retail stores at international airports, will now be in place until 17 December 2020.
“The extension of the emergency period was informed by specialist medical and epidemiological advice provided by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC),” according to a statement from Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.
“The AHPPC has advised that the international and domestic COVID-19 situation continues to pose an unacceptable public health risk,” he said.
More details in tomorrow’s issues of Travel Daily and Cruise Weekly.