Travel ban restrictions for Indias last three weeks has put a dent in the number of travellers.

The travel advisory issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in August said travel to Australia was restricted to those with valid visas, issued by Indian embassies or consulates in Australia.

It said travel restrictions were also in place for tourists from India, Bhutan, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.

There are also restrictions on all business and government delegations travelling to Australia.

Mr Andrews said the restrictions are being rolled out over the next few weeks.

“As a result of the restrictions imposed, Australians are seeing delays of up to 10 days, if they want to travel to New Zealand, South Africa or the Philippines,” he said.

Mr Banks said it was “not a good situation” for the Australian economy.

“It’s a really bad situation, we’ve got some very bad problems,” he told ABC Radio.

“I think that is really the only way we’re going to see an improvement for the coming weeks, months and years, because there’s no way that we’re all going to be able to get through it all together.”

Travel advice: Indias travel restrictions and the new travel advisory from the Department Of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

Key points: India is a big exporter of goods to Australia, particularly to the tourism industry.

It is not yet possible to buy travel bags at Indias airports

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