Australians Arriving From Covid-Hit India Could Face 5 Years' Jail, Fine
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Australians Arriving From Covid-Hit India Could Face 5 Years' Jail, Fine

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May 1, 2021

Australian residents and citizens who have been in India within 14 days of the date they plan to return home will be banned from entering Australia as of Monday and those who disobey will face fines and jail, government officials said.


New Delhi, 01 May 2021

As per news report of NDTV, the temporary emergency determination, issued late on Friday, is the first time Australia has made it a criminal offence for its citizens to return home. The move is part of strict measures to stop travellers to Australia from the world's second most populous nation as it contends with a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. The restrictions come into effect from May 3 and breaching the ban risks civil penalties and up to five years imprisonment, Health Minister Greg Hunt said in a statement.

Source -NDTV

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