Australia is a safe country to travel from Australia to South America, according to a new travel advisory issued by the Government of Australia.
The advisory, issued by Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, said that the country was a “safe and warm” destination.
Australia is very safe and friendly. “
You can rest assured, Australia is not the ‘Wild West’ in which some of your stories might seem to tell.
Australia is very safe and friendly.
The Government has worked hard to ensure our country is not a hotspot for organised crime, terrorist attacks or a haven for foreign terrorists.”
The warning comes as Australian authorities continue to grapple with the threat of a deadly virus.
The Federal Government’s Emergency Alert System (EAS) warned Australians to “be careful and vigilant” on Thursday after an Australian woman in New Zealand tested positive for Ebola.
The woman, who travelled to South Sudan in June, was diagnosed with the virus on Wednesday and the virus was declared declared eliminated on Friday.
Australia’s Ebola response A spokesperson for the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop said the advisory was an opportunity for Australians to travel “with as much confidence and confidence as they have ever had”.
“Australia has always been a welcoming country and we welcome anyone to come and visit us,” she said.
“Our Government has always said that we would welcome Australians to come to Australia with as much trust and confidence in the safety of our people as they had in the security of our country.”
The Government of South Africa also issued a travel warning on Thursday, which said Australians who may have come into contact with a person who tested positive to Ebola should remain isolated in their country.
“It is not yet clear if the individual who tested negative has travelled to any countries in the world,” the warning read.
Australia’s tourism industry is also bracing for the outbreak. “
This is a precautionary measure as we have to be extremely careful with the information that is being given to the public.”
Australia’s tourism industry is also bracing for the outbreak.
The Australian Travel Council said on Thursday that a “significant amount of Australian tourism is currently operating in and around South Africa.”
The council said “the impact of the current outbreak is not thought to be being felt in Australia’s overseas tourism sector”.
The Council said the number of people who travelled abroad from Australia in the last 12 months was 1.2 million, with Australians coming from all over the world, including China, Japan, Australia and the United States.
Australian Tourism Council national manager and vice president of communications Matt Taggart said Australians should be cautious.
“Australian travellers to South African countries should be aware that if they have travelled to this country before, they should not take any risks,” he said.
The number of Australians visiting South Africa’s remote regions of Natal, Zanzibar, KwaZulu-Natal and the Mozambique is also growing, with some experts predicting an additional 10,000 Australians will visit South Africa by the end of September.
But many Australians will be concerned about travelling to South Korea, which has a high Ebola incidence rate.
The country has reported 7,000 deaths and 3,000 cases of Ebola in the past four weeks, while South Korea has recorded 1,400 deaths and more than 2,000 confirmed cases.
In South Korea on Thursday a doctor who contracted the virus while treating Ebola patients in Guinea said the patient was treated with a drug that he received in Liberia.
Dr Hyunjung Oh, who is based in Seoul’s University Hospital, said the medication was given to two patients who were infected with the disease in Liberia in late September.
“The patient was not in Liberia when he was tested,” he told a press conference in Seoul.
South Korean officials have urged Australians not to travel overseas to South Koreas in the wake of the outbreak, citing the country’s high number of cases. “
In the next few days we will be testing for Ebola, and we will get back to you about that.”
South Korean officials have urged Australians not to travel overseas to South Koreas in the wake of the outbreak, citing the country’s high number of cases.
“As far as South Korea is concerned, we are not really aware of any cases of infectious disease,” a South Korean Health Ministry official told Reuters news agency.
“We are also not in contact with anyone in Australia or anyone from overseas.”
Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said that South Africa was “not the Wild West” in which others might have their stories told.
“Australians should be safe and at home,” he added.
“And we are absolutely committed to ensuring that Australians are not at risk.”