All Australians returning from overseas will be quarantined in government-designated facilities such as hotels from today. The new rule, designed to eliminate any possibility of returning travellers passing on COVID-19, came into effect from 11.59pm on Saturday 28 March 2020. Australians arriving back from overseas have been required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival … [Read more...]
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The Australian government has now introduced enhanced screening of inbound arriving passengers as it fights to reduce the spread of coronavirus. With the new COVID-19 measures in place, here's what it's like arriving in Australia as an international passenger right now... Getting back to Australia Over the last few weeks, the coronavirus situation has been evolving rapidly. … [Read more...]
We're told that social distancing - keeping at least 1.5 metres of physical distance from other people - is an extremely important weapon in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. In fact, some governments have now implemented strict laws to enforce it. Recognising the importance of social distancing in the current climate, some airlines have made changes to seat … [Read more...]
The Australian government is now requiring all international travellers to self-isolate for two weeks after arriving into Australia. The measure, designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, came into effect at midnight last night and applies to everyone - including Australian citizens - except for operating flight crews. At this time, the self-isolation requirement is … [Read more...]
Health experts have said that only hand sanitiser with an alcohol content of at least 60% has a chance of being effective against COVID-19. However, items with such a high alcohol content pose a fire risk and are therefore restricted by airlines. Virgin Australia is warning passengers, for example, that: Many hand sanitisers contain flammable liquids as the antiseptic which … [Read more...]