Coronavirus travel restrictions

I have no skin in the game.
Just posting to see if any citizens of Australia have a thought on this either way.

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Apparently there are doubts as to it’s legality under the constitution, but the High Court would probably have to rule which means big money and time for any challenger.

I suspect that the gloating by a couple of high profile cricketers that they beat the direct flight ban by flying via Qatar may have had something to to with it too.

Interestingly, when the USA were reporting similar numbers a few months ago no mention was made of restricting Citizen arrivals from there.

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Only restriction is for all arrivals into USA to have (within) 3-day negative COVID-19.
That’s been there since I think January.

Legalities have to be practical. Under times of emergency certain legal provisions are allowed to be overlooked.

This is such a fantastic principle, based on which nothing can possibly go wrong. History has shown this to be a perfect policy to adopt. Every government should adopt and make full use of it. Brilliant.


It’s a strong incentive for governments to create emergencies.

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they already do. your sarcasm doesn’t conform to reality.

Specifically with regards to US and infectious diseases:

Apart from this, you could argue the entire FISA courts and current programs like PRISM, or any surveillance, is curtailing your rights since we’re in a constant state of “emergency” due to war on terror.

Sarcasm?! No! Never!

Just total agreement. You deserve nothing less. We’re in an emergency after all.

In response to the runaway crisis in India, Taiwan has temporarily issued an entry ban on specific foreign nationals from that country effective May 4. Some key details:

The new measure applies to all individuals who have visited or transited through India within two weeks of their arrival in Taiwan, according to Chen, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

However, the entry ban does not apply to Taiwanese or foreign nationals who hold a Taiwanese residency permit, Chen said at a press briefing.

They will instead be required to quarantine for the mandatory 14 days at a designated government facility, free of charge, upon arrival in Taiwan, Chen added.



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