Australia issues its highest travel advisory ever, warning citizens not to travel overseas as coronavirus spreads

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  • Australia issued its highest travel warning on Wednesday, advising citizens not to travel overseas to any country.
  • The level four warning states that the health and safety of those who choose to travel "is at extreme risk," according to the government.
  • "Regardless of your destination, age or health, our advice is do not travel at this time," the government's travel advisory website states.
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Australia issued its highest travel warning on Wednesday, advising citizens not to travel overseas to any country.

The country announced the new travel measure Wednesday morning - level four - which means the health and safety of those who choose to travel "is at extreme risk," according to the government.

"Regardless of your destination, age or health, our advice is do not travel at this time," the government's travel advisory website states. "If you do travel, get professional security advice. Your travel insurance policy might be void. The Australian Government may not be able to help you."

"If you are already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means," the website adds.

This is a developing story.

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