China and Coronavirus Last updated: 11 March 2020. Still current.

Latest update:

Italian authorities have extended measures to restrict the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across all of Italy.

  • As a result, we now advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Italy.

  • We recommend you do not travel to Lombardy and other provinces in the north, which include Milan and Venice (see Travel for details).

  • If you decide to stay in Italy, follow the advice of local authorities. Airports are open, but expect travel disruptions.

  • If you’re returning to Australia from Italy, as an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you’ll need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Australia from 1800 (AEDT) on 11 March 2020.

  • Check with the embassy or consulate of the country you are travelling to or through for any other entry or transit restrictions.

We now advise you to:

  • Reconsider your need to travel to Italy overall.

  • Do not travel to the region of Lombardy, and to the provinces of Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio nell' Emilia, Rimini, Pesaro and Urbino, Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Vercelli, Padova, Treviso, and Venezia.

For more information please visit: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/italy