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Biosecurity (Exit Requirements) Determination 2020

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This instrument establishes exit screening of passengers leaving Australia by human biosecurity officers, from listed airports travelling to listed Pacific island countries, to establish whether individuals may be, or may have been, infected with human coronavirus with pandemic potential.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This instrument was registered on 26 March 2020 at 5:39pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time.
Registered 26 Mar 2020

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Biosecurity (Exit Requirements) Determination 2020

I, Greg Hunt, Minister for Health, make the following determination.

Dated 26 March 2020

Greg Hunt

Minister for Health

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Requirements relating to human coronavirus with pandemic potential     2

4............ Screening....................................................................................................................... 2

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Biosecurity (Exit Requirements) Determination 2020.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

Immediately after this instrument is registered.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 45(2) of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Part 2Requirements relating to human coronavirus with pandemic potential

  

4  Screening

             (1)  This section applies to an individual who is leaving Australian territory on an aircraft if:

                     (a)  the individual is bound for any of the following countries:

                              (i)  Cook Islands;

                             (ii)  Fiji;

                            (iii)  New Caledonia;

                            (iv)  Papua New Guinea;

                             (v)  Samoa;

                            (vi)  Solomon Islands;

                           (vii) Timor‑Leste;

                          (viii)  Tonga;

                            (ix)  Vanuatu; and

                     (b)  the aircraft is departing from any of the following landing places:

                              (i)  Brisbane International Airport;

                             (ii)  Cairns International Airport;

                            (iii)  Darwin International Airport;

                            (iv)  Gold Coast International Airport;

                             (v)  Melbourne International Airport;

                            (vi)  Sydney International Airport.

             (2)  The individual must be screened by a biosecurity officer or a human biosecurity officer (whether by equipment or by being required to answer questions or provide information in writing) for the purpose of establishing whether the individual may be, or may have been, infected with human coronavirus with pandemic potential.

Note:          An individual who fails to comply with this requirement may contravene a civil penalty provision (see section 46 of the Biosecurity Act 2015).

             (3)  The requirement in subsection (2) applies at the landing places mentioned in paragraph (1)(b).