Business Events Perth is monitoring the current public health crisis surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect business events in Perth, Australia and our region of the world. 

Travel restrictions into Australia
The Australian Government has placed border restrictions on entry to Australia for foreign nationals who have recently been in China (with the exception of Australian permanent residents) after 1 February 2020. On 20 February 2020, the Australian Government extended these temporary travel restrictions on foreign nationals (excluding permanent residents) for a further week up until 29 February 2020, to protect Australians from the risk of coronavirus.

For the most up to date information, please see the Australian Government’s SmartTraveller website in regards to travel to and from China and other affected areas.

What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronaviruses can make humans and animals sick. Some coronaviruses can cause illness similar to the common cold and others can cause more serious diseases, including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). The virus originated in Hubei Province, China and is called ‘novel’ because it is new. It had not been detected before this outbreak.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Activities in Market
Business Events Perth is committed to continuing our engagements in-market and working alongside our friends and partners in the region as soon as it is safe to do so. We encourage our member partners and other stakeholders in Western Australia to join Tourism WA and Business Events Perth for our proposed South East Asia Roadshow in coming months.

For more information
For information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please see the World Health Organisation’s website for the most up to date information.
For information on the Federal Government’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please see the Department of Health’s website.
For information on the State Government’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please visit the WA Department of Health’s website.
For information on the prevalence of the outbreak, please see the Johns Hopkins website.

This information is correct as of date and time of publish.