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Here is a comprehensive list of coronavirus travel bans.

Yesterday Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia's borders will be closed in an effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Only citizens, residents and their immediate family will be allowed into the country, provided they quarantine themselves for 14 days.

But Australia is not the only nation to have closed itself off from the world to save lives.

Here is a comprehensive list of coronavirus travel bans.

An airport worker cleans a machine at the Qantas check-in area at Sydney Airport.

Countries that have shut their borders

Australia joined a list of countries that are not allowing non-citizens and residents in.

New Zealand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines have also shut their borders.

The same is true for most of Latin America, with Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Suriname, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras and Guatemala all sealing their borders.

In Peru, no commercial flights are allowed in or out, leaving Australians there effectively stranded.

Barcelona Airport in Spain is cleaned by staff.

In Europe, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Poland, Greece, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova and Estonia are completely closed.

Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have done likewise.

In Africa, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Kenya, Ghana and Cameroon have shut their borders.

Libya is the only country with closed borders which has had no coronavirus cases so far.

Canada's closed borders do not apply to US citizens.

A near-empty check-in counter at Glasgow Airport in Scotland.

Countries that have partially shut their borders

Many other countries have instituted partial bans on entry, mostly excluding European nations where the pandemic has taken hold.

That includes the remaining South American countries and the US, as well as the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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In Asia, South Korea, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the UAE, Jordan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Turkey are partially closed off.

Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, Italy, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Australia and the Czech Republic have done likewise.

In Africa, South Africa, Algeria, Morocco, Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania and Madagascar are partially closed.

China's travel restrictions

Once the epicentre of the pandemic, China today announced it had no new local cases of coronavirus.

The eight new diagnoses were all people who contracted the virus outside of China.

Anyone arriving from overseas is required to isolate themselves for 14 days.

In Beijing, that means being placed in a collective quarantine at designated facilities, even for locals who have homes there.

No new cases were  reported in Hubei, where the virus took hold, on Wednesday.

Source: 9News

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