The international travel ban in Australia has been extended for another three months, with the coronavirus pandemic expected to extend into next year.
Cruise ships and routine international flights will remain suspended under an extension to the emergency duration of human biosecurity.
The law, implemented in mid-March, will now run until at least 17 December.
The expert medical panel of Australia-the AHPPC-has recommended that the federal government hold the steps in place.
“AHPPC has advised that the international and domestic COVID-19 situation continues to pose an unacceptable public health risk,” Health Minister Greg Hunt said.
“The extension of the emergency period is an appropriate response to that risk.”