UPDATE: UQ travel restrictions to China, Iran, Italy and South Korea

3 Mar 2020

Distributed Tuesday, 3 March 2020 to: University Senior Management Group, Heads of School, Faculty Executive Managers, Deputy Directors (Institutes), School Managers, Directors of Central Services, Executive Officers.

The Australian Government has raised their travel advice for China overall and Iran overall to do not travel (DFAT Level 4), due to the spread of COVID-19.

The Australian Government has raised their travel advice to reconsider your need to travel (DFAT Level 3) for certain areas in Italy and South Korea.

Due to the advice above, the University has suspended all UQ approved travel for official University business purposes to:

  • mainland China
  • Lombardy and Veneto regions (Italy)
  • Daegu and Cheongdo (South Korea)
  • Iran (suspended in Dec 2018)

​Imminent University travel to the above countries/regions must be cancelled or deferred until further notice.

The University will continue to monitor the situation and reassess its position.

Further information

UQ travellers who have booked, or planning to undertake travel to China, Iran, Italy or South Korea must read the travel and insurance information on the UQ travel website COVID-19 (coronavirus) FAQS.

Refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Smart Traveller website for more information:

DAFT Smart Traveller – Italy

DFAT Smart Traveller – South Korea

DFAT Smart Traveller - China

DFAT Smart Traveller – Iran