COVID-19: Resources for the border sector

Information on COVID-19 for the border sector including specific guidance for the aviation and maritime sectors.

Last updated: 30 December 2020

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COVID-19 becomes a quarantinable disease 

On 11 March 2020, ‘novel coronavirus capable of causing severe respiratory illness’ and ‘COVID-19’ was added to Part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Health Act 1956.

This means they are quarantinable diseases and the quarantinable disease provisions in the Health Act 1956 and the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 can be used if necessary.

Protecting yourself at the border

Border staff who work in areas with a high passenger flow should always follow the basic infection prevention and control principles to reduce the exposure to passengers with an acute respiratory infection. This is especially important if you are interacting with passengers or crew who have travelled from or through any overseas ports in the last 14 days. 

This guidance provides information on personal protection for staff who work at the border.

Border advisories

Updates on COVID-19 for the border sector. A new Border Advisory will be added to this page on Tuesday, 8 September 2020.

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