19 Mar HHAMA notice in relation to travel & COVID-19
HHAMA notice in relation to travel & COVID-19
19th March 2020
HHAMA is continuing to monitor the current situation in relation to COVID-19.
As of 18 March 2020, no travel is to be undertaken to any jurisdiction/country to effect an intercountry adoption.
This decision has been made in conjunction with the Adoption Authority, and the Department of Children & Youth Affairs has been informed.
In relation to document and dossier submissions; several of the sending authorities have closed their offices and so we continue to monitor document status in HHAMA and email scans where practical. This is a matter we continue to monitor in relation to courier services and sending countries’ ability to receive packages.