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‘Heartache’ for stranded Australians: Border ban extended until June – Sydney Morning Herald

The extension, announced on Tuesday evening, will take to 15 months the time Australia’s borders have been shut to the rest of the world.



The AHPPC has advised the Australian government the COVID-19 situation overseas continues to pose an unacceptable public health risk to Australia, including the emergence of more highly transmissible variants.
The extension of the emergency period for a further three months is about mitigating that risk for everyones health and safety.
The extension confirms that hotel quarantine will be in place until at least the middle of 2021 with expectations it could remain for the rest of the year.

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