25 March 2020
Over the past week, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to escalate throughout Australia and around the world.
The Federal, State and Territory Governments have responded by implementing further restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Australia.
All non-essential domestic travel has been advised against and most States and Territories have closed their borders to interstate travel.
These measures are constantly under review, so we will continue to update you with new information as it occurs.
The Australian Government has also announced measures to support jobs, businesses and the economy through the crisis.
Tourism Australia has created a page on our corporate site to help industry navigate all the various forms of financial support available.
As the situation continues to evolve quickly, with a number of announcements and measures being made to support industry, Tourism Australia has decided to start hosting weekly webinars, with the first one starting this Friday 27 March.
Australia’s Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, will join me to talk about the different government initiatives in response to the coronavirus. You can register here.
I know many of you are doing it incredibly tough at the moment and there is a lot of uncertainty about what the next few months will hold.
We don’t have all the answers, but I want to assure you that Tourism Australia will stand shoulder to shoulder with industry and do everything we possibly can to help you through this.