CORONAVIRUS Outbreak - Important information from Australian Government for passengers

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in China, please find the latest information from Australian Government for passengers travelling to and from Mainland China. Buddha Travel is constantly following up on latest updates for our clients.

As per the latest information, The Australian Government has announced that as of 1 February 2020, all travelers arriving from any part of mainland China, regardless of nationality, will be subject to enhanced border control measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the Australian community. Australia will deny entry to anyone who has left or transited mainland China from 1 February, “ Please do not attempt to travel to Australia unless you are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or an immediate family member (spouse, minor dependent or legal guardian), until these measures are lifted”.


Travel Restrictions – effective immediately

  • The Australian Government has announced that as of 1 February 2020, all travellers arriving from any part of mainland China, regardless of nationality, will be subject to enhanced border control measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the Australian community.
  • Australia will deny entry to anyone who has left or transited mainland China from 1 February, with the exception of:
  • Australian citizens permanent residents
  • immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents including spouses, minor dependents and legal guardians
  • Limited exemptions also exist for airline and maritime crew, where they have taken appropriate precautionary measures.
  • These enhanced public safety measures will apply to those seeking to enter Australia as well as those seeking to transit through Australia en route to another country.


For more information please click here,

Refund with China Southern Airlines
Any tickets issued before 27th January should apply for refund by 7th February 2020
1.For totally unused tickets: Full refund shall be performed imposing some refund processing fee.
2.For partially used tickets: Refund charge shall be waived, and calculation of residue refund value will be based on refund procedures.

Please call us regarding your booking with any Chinese airlines for rerouting and refund inline with individual Airline Policies.

Best Regards,
Bhim Neupane
Managing Director