Updated: February 27, 2020 COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover. The World Health Organization (WHO) advises international travellers to practice usual precautions. Unless the WHO or Australian government support a travel ban or the situation changes, iMig will be going ahead as planned. Learn more about how you can protect yourself when travelling in the video below.
Updated February 11, 2020 The 15th Meeting of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group has been closely monitoring the global outbreak of the 2019-nCoV. As of February 1, 2020, the Australian Government has enforced travel restrictions effective immediately. All travellers arriving from any part of mainland China, regardless of nationality, will be subject to enhanced border control measures. In addition, Australia will deny entry to anyone who has left or transited mainland China from February 1 with the exception of:
immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents including spouses, minor dependents and legal guardians
In addition, limited exemptions also exist for airline and maritime crew, where they have taken appropriate precautionary measures. Apart from the agreed exceptions, all other foreign nationals who were in mainland China on or after 1 February will notbe allowed to enter Australiauntil 14 days after they have left, or transited through, mainland China.
iMig 2020 will continue to monitor the situation and take precautionary measures to ensure that your health and safety remain our top priority. iMig 2020 is committed to delivering an outstanding multidisciplinary meeting.