Australia was one of the first countries to impose travel ban from the entire mainland China. Foreigners from China were banned from entering Australia, while Australians were quarantined on Christmas Island. Australia claimed its approach was based on Chinese government’s lack of transparency in reporting COVID cases. Beijing called it an “overreaction”, pointing to the WHO advice against travel bans.

Further reading:
  1. Ramifications of Australia’s China travel ban
  2. Does Australian travel policy to Covid-19 countries make sense?
  3. We depend so much more on Chinese travellers now. That makes the impact of this coronavirus novel