The emergence of a novel coronavirus, referred to as 2019-nCoV, is an issue of growing global concern. Readers of this page are advised to seek information from the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) with regard to travel advice, and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with regard to hygiene advice. Links to these sources are provided for your convenience.
Passengers who intend to travel to/from mainland China are strongly advised to check with their relevant airline for the status of their flight: https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/airline-information
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the latest advice surrounding the novel coronavirus: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/novelcoronavirus
The advice from DHHS still remains that the best infection control measures against coronavirus are regular hand washing, and covering coughs and sneezes. Fact sheets and further information here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/information-public-novel-coronavirus
Latest travel advice to China: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/china
Department of Health advice: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
If you suspect you may have the novel coronavirus, please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398.