What is the new travel advisory from Australia?
A new travel warning has been issued in Australia, warning travellers against travelling to New Zealand due to its ongoing restrictions on tourism.
The Australian Government has warned travellers that travel to New York and London will be restricted during the Christmas period in an attempt to quell the global trade disruption caused by the Ebola virus pandemic.
New Zealand and New Zealanders should be aware that travel restrictions are being enforced in New Zealand, New Zealand travel advisory warnsThe Australian travel advice is a direct response to the global financial crisis, the government said.
“Travel to New England and the New York metropolitan area is currently restricted to those who have received a travel warning issued by the Australian government,” it said.
“This travel warning is a result of the heightened international trade and travel concerns caused by a global economic crisis.”
New Zealand’s travel advisory was issued after the World Health Organisation warned that the country could be “at risk” of a “major pandemic”.
The travel advisory comes as New Zealand braces for a possible coronavirus pandemic, which has killed at least five people in the past week.
A spokesman for New Zealand’s health ministry said that the government would work with affected health workers and other communities to ensure they were able to access healthcare and ensure they received the proper care.
Earlier this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a state of emergency that would allow state and local authorities to impose restrictions on the movement of individuals, goods and services to New Yorkers.
The state of New York is under a lockdown as the virus spreads across the country.
Cuomo said in a statement that his decision was “designed to protect New Yorkers and protect our state and the United States from further spread of this deadly disease”.
In New York, the lockdown is expected to last for two days.
Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania have also imposed travel restrictions.