Morrison: no international travel from tonight

Morrison: no international travel from tonight

Last night the Prime Minister announced that Australians would not be able to travel internationally- effective at midnight tonight.

It must be assumed that intended parents are caught up in this ban, too.

There are a number of extremely limited exceptions, for example, aid workers in the Pacific, those travelling on necessary government travel- and “compassionate travel”.  I do not know what “compassionate travel” is, other than seeing the media reports last night.

I do not know whether “compassionate travel” will include intended parents travelling to be at the births (or at least if they miss the births, to collect their children) overseas, or whether it is more limited than that- for example, travel to see a dying relative. We are living in an age where legislation is by press release- and the fine detail is not yet apparent.

I will be checking these details today, and as soon as I know posting them as widely as I can.

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