Australians Exiled in India: Marooned or Banished?

Michael B. Krakat

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The Bubonic Plaque (or 'Black Death') killed 20 million in 14th century Europe, with Venice imposing on all incoming ships and persons a 40-day (the 'quarantinario' period) of waiting time in hospital quarantine on a offshore island.

At any rate, while there were there were local measures, there were no complete border closures. The idea of putting the possibly sick in quarantine goes back to the ancient text: The book of Leviticus refers to the quarantine of lepers. Throughout history, the sick have been exiled within their county (such as the US typhoid quarantine camps of 1892), but not outright banished from it.
Likewise, the cost and consequences of quarantining one's citizens are not usually imposed on third states.

A de-facto, temporary exile for Australians in India.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInvestment Migration Insider
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2021


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