Australia has made travel ban on those travelling from India stricter for the safeguard of its population. Report said, those arriving from India can face jail term upto 5 years. India is currently facing the secound deadly wave of COVID-19. 

Australia has made the regulations harder to protect itself from any outbreak of second wave of Covid-19. The rule goes into affect from today, and is applicable to those who has been to India in the past 14 days.

Passengers who unfollow the rule can also be fined. the new rules have been added to Australia's temporary travel ban from India that was announced last week. According to reports, stricter rules and terms have been put into place after travellers who were on indirect fights from India exposed other passengers. It also exposed the glitch in Australia's attempt to ban complete arrivals from India.

Australia's Health Minister Greg Hunt stated that, "The government does not make these decisions lightly... However, it is critical the integrity of the Australian public health and quarantine systems is protected, and the number of COVID-19 cases in quarantine facilities is reduced to a manageable level."

THe action has been taken by humans rights organisations, some said it "racist". They advised that inspite of being threatening travellers with jail, Australian authorities should focus on safely quarantining Australian arrivals from India. It is reported that this the "jail" move is the first ever travel ban of this kind by any of the nation in world.


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