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