Work-related travel during coronavirus

Published 27 May 2020 | Updated 26 January 2021

Work-related travel may not be possible because of the impact of coronavirus. Some state and international borders have closed and there are travel restrictions in place.

Travel advice during coronavirus

Smartraveller’s coronavirus page external-icon.png has advice and assistance about current international travel restrictions.

Some states and territories are restricting domestic travel, including by closing state borders and implementing extra quarantine requirements.

Find out more about restrictions in your state or territory:

Directing employees not to travel

Employers can direct employees not to undertake work-related travel if this is:

  • needed to meet workplace health and safety obligations
  • otherwise a lawful and reasonable direction.

Employers can’t direct an employee to not undertake private travel.

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