Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)
Help protect Australia from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). Follow biosecurity requirements when travelling or returning to Australia from FMD risk countries.
Biosecurity Response Zones are being established at international airports within Australia. These zones support our strengthened response measures in place at the border. This is to mitigate the risk of FMD entering and establishing.
The zones allow biosecurity officers to put in place enhanced measures including foot mats. You must walk over the mats when disembarking aircraft from Indonesia. The foot mats are safe to use. They lightly coat the soles of shoes with a thin layer of a diluted chemical disinfectant.
We’re rolling out foot mats across all international airports that receive flights from Indonesia. This new measure complements other controls in place. You must still declare on your Incoming Passenger Card if you’ve been in a rural area. You must also declare if you have food, other risk goods, or contaminated footwear, in your luggage.
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