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To protect the highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus from the United Kingdom, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the measures below. If you’re travelling to Brisbane any time soon, please take note of the following measures.
Greater Brisbane has been declared a Corona Virus hotspot.
- passengers flying into Australia must return a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure
- caps on returning travellers have also been reduced.
- Masks will be made mandatory on all domestic and international flights and at domestic airports in Australia – excluding children 12 and under
- The caps on international arrivals returning to Australia have been reduced in New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland by 50 per cent.
- The revised cap in New South Wales will fall to 1,505 people per week, in Western Australia to 512 per week and in Queensland to 500 people per week.
- International air crew must undergo a COVID-19 test in Australia every seven days or on arrival and will need to quarantine in dedicated facilities between flights.
Published 8 January 2021 at 1:20pm, updated 8 January 2021 at 2:30pm
By Tom Stayner