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Australia’s outbound travel ban is one of the strictest coronavirus public health responses in the world – ABC News

Australia’s outbound travel ban as a public health response to the coronavirus pandemic is one of the strictest in the world. So, is it legal? And what happens if you get a job offer overseas, want to leave long term, or are a dual citizen?

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Australia is one of the only democracies in the world that has banned its citizens from leaving the country as a public health measure during the coronavirus pandemic.
An Australian citizen or permanent resident is not permitted to travel outbound unless they apply online to Border Force and meet a set of strict exemption criteria.
The ban which Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called “uncontroversial” was implemented on March 25 and is set to end on October 24, though is likely to be extend…

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