The COVID-19 outbreak in Australia is being managed as a health emergency, with both the Australian and Queensland Governments implementing measures as part of the pandemic response.
All camping areas in Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas are closed from 26 March 2020 until further notice.
Travel to Cape York
Travel is restricted in Cape York Peninsula. Indigenous communities in Cape York Peninsula have restricted non-essential travel into their local government areas to minimise the threat of COVID-19 to vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.
Cook Shire Local Disaster Management Group and the State Government are enforcing an entry permit to protect Cape York from the spread of coronavirus. A permit will be required from 5pm, Wednesday 25 March 2020.
There is a manned control point at Mount Carbine and the Bloomfield Track is closed to all traffic at Emmagen Creek. Every passenger in a vehicle must have a valid entry permit, as well as the driver.
Australian Government Travel Restrictions
From 9pm AEDT 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.
All travellers to Australia are required to self-isolate for 14 days, either at home or in a hotel.
Travel restrictions are subject to change. Some exemptions are in place.
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At this time, there are a number of businesses and activities across the Mareeba Shire that are currently either closed or have implemented restrictions including changes to opening hours.
For all enquiries regarding visitation to Mareeba:
Phone us at the Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre on 4092 5674
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