All international travelers will be quarantined in hotels or designated facilities

glasszon

Active Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2015
Messages
756
Solutions
2
Points
295
Copied from abc news, thoughts?

Everyone who returns home to Australia will be quarantined in hotels for two weeks
The PM says that it won't matter where you live, everyone who returns from overseas will spend two weeks in quarantine. If someone lives in Tasmania, but returns to Australia through Melbourne, that traveller will have to stay in Melbourne for two weeks.

He says the new measures will be enforced by Australia's state and territory governments.

Defence force personnel will be brought in to support state and territory police to monitor people self-isolating.

The new rules begin at 11:59pm tomorrow.
 

Matt_01

Established Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2016
Messages
3,546
Solutions
4
Points
975
Will the traveller be picking up the bill for this not only for the accomodation, what about meal costs and incidentals. This will blow some peoples budgets and what if they cannot afford to pay the cost.
 

glasszon

Active Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2015
Messages
756
Solutions
2
Points
295
That's good to know I will take a suite at the Sydney Hilton that will help retain the status. Wait there is a flaw in my plan, I am not allowed to leave the country and Hilton have already extended status. ;) :rolleyes: :)

And don't forget to order everything off the in room dining menu during the 14 days. :D
 

flydoc

Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2015
Messages
363
Solutions
1
Points
220
Copied from abc news, thoughts?

Everyone who returns home to Australia will be quarantined in hotels for two weeks
The PM says that it won't matter where you live, everyone who returns from overseas will spend two weeks in quarantine. If someone lives in Tasmania, but returns to Australia through Melbourne, that traveller will have to stay in Melbourne for two weeks.

He says the new measures will be enforced by Australia's state and territory governments.

Defence force personnel will be brought in to support state and territory police to monitor people self-isolating.

The new rules begin at 11:59pm tomorrow.

Thoughts- it should have been the case from the beginning if we were serious. Inconvenient? Absolutely. But restrictions on movement, including transit from international, have been at least a fortnight behind where they should have been.
 

Matt_01

Established Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2016
Messages
3,546
Solutions
4
Points
975
If its like other countries that have done this, unless there is an allergy requirement, everyone gets the same predetermined low cost meal - no menu.
That is also good to know I do have allergies, I am allergic to low cost meals. ;) :D I stay at the Hilton enough I can now confidently order meals from the TV, well to be completely honest my daughter showed me how that works and so now there is no need to call magic unless I need an ice bucket.
 
Last edited:

Pushka

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2011
Messages
28,360
Solutions
4
Points
3,350
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Red
Thoughts- it should have been the case from the beginning if we were serious. Inconvenient? Absolutely. But restrictions on movement, including transit from international, have been at least a fortnight behind where they should have been.
He trusted that people would follow the rules. Many did. Sadly it's the well, won't swear, who mucked it for everyone else.
 

drron

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2002
Messages
28,880
Solutions
2
Points
4,040
Thoughts- it should have been the case from the beginning if we were serious. Inconvenient? Absolutely. But restrictions on movement, including transit from international, have been at least a fortnight behind where they should have been.
But at the start of this problem there were approx 50000 air arrivals per day plus the thousands on ships.
Now in 2016 Australia passed 100000 hotel rooms with that predicted to rise to 130000 in 2021.
I hazard a guess that we would have run out of hotel rooms along with detention centres and old mining camps.

As the PM said in his press conference arrivals are now at a level where this can be done.
 

flydoc

Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2015
Messages
363
Solutions
1
Points
220
But at the start of this problem there were approx 50000 air arrivals per day plus the thousands on ships.

As the PM said in his press conference arrivals are now at a level where this can be done.

Earlier border closure to non-citizens and non permanent residents would have reduced arrivals to a manageable number far sooner
 
Possibly the best subscription service on the planet, designed specially by whisky lovers for whisky lovers. Join the club to grow your collection and drink great whisky.

AFF Supporters can remove this and all advertisements

DC3

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2010
Messages
6,951
Solutions
5
Points
980
Qantas
Platinum
Earlier border closure to non-citizens and non permanent residents would have reduced arrivals to a manageable number far sooner
Yes, I would say that they are mostly already here. Not many still to arrive as there will be increasing difficulties in finding transportation.

Edited
 

serfty

Veteran Member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 16, 2004
Messages
44,085
Solutions
19
Points
3,300
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Platinum
That's good to know I will take a suite at the Sydney Hilton that will help retain the status. Wait there is a flaw in my plan, I am not allowed to leave the country and Hilton have already extended status. ;) :rolleyes: :)
I thought you were confined to the DPRSA?
 
Joined
Dec 7, 2011
Messages
422
Points
295
This is the best decision they have made in a while judging by the number of cases directly linked to returning Australians and other incoming passengers both flying in and from the cruise ships. A few people - but obviously not AFFers - have made these measures necessary by providing false addresses, attending parties the day after returning and generally going about their normal activities while supposedly self-isolating.

I know a lot of 'holes in the system' have been previously been pointed out on these forums and hotel capacity would have been an issue while the numbers were greater but, I cannot believe what has happened to Border Force (and PD) during all this. A lot of finger pointing at the States but where have the temperature checks been and proper marshaling of incoming passengers at the airport? If Christmas Island and the Darwin camp were good enough for passengers from Wuhan and the Diamond Princess, why not for all returning passengers? We are still playing catch-up, it seems to me.
 

flydoc

Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2015
Messages
363
Solutions
1
Points
220
Yes, I would say that they are mostly already here. Not many still to arrive as there will be increasing difficulties in finding transportation.

Edited

Hundreds still in Sth America alone apparently - likely to be the next wave of charter repatriation flights
 

p--and--t

Established Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2008
Messages
3,420
Solutions
2
Points
985
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Red
This is the best decision they have made in a while judging by the number of cases directly linked to returning Australians and other incoming passengers both flying in and from the cruise ships. A few people - but obviously not AFFers - have made these measures necessary by providing false addresses, attending parties the day after returning and generally going about their normal activities while supposedly self-isolating.

I know a lot of 'holes in the system' have been previously been pointed out on these forums and hotel capacity would have been an issue while the numbers were greater but, I cannot believe what has happened to Border Force (and PD) during all this. A lot of finger pointing at the States but where have the temperature checks been and proper marshaling of incoming passengers at the airport? If Christmas Island and the Darwin camp were good enough for passengers from Wuhan and the Diamond Princess, why not for all returning passengers? We are still playing catch-up, it seems to me.

Yep, and I they run out of room at Quokkaville for ship passengers then transfer them to the NT mining camp already paid for, set up, experienced, and ready to go.
 

DC3

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2010
Messages
6,951
Solutions
5
Points
980
Qantas
Platinum
Hundreds still in Sth America alone apparently - likely to be the next wave of charter repatriation flights
296,000 hotel rooms in Oz may cover that. 😉
 

RooFlyer

Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 12, 2012
Messages
19,423
Solutions
2
Points
3,125
Qantas
Platinum
Thoughts- it should have been the case from the beginning
Earlier border closure


'Beginning' ... 'earlier' . OK, when should they have done it? Late December? Mid January? Early February? I had a quick look back and can't see anyone advocating anything like this back then

Apologies - I don't mean to have a go at you flydoc, your comments are as good as the next one, but AFF is just saturated with "they should have done it earlier" comments, none that I can recall earlier than mid March.
 
Last edited:

Enhance your AFF viewing experience!

From just $6 we'll remove all advertisements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and uninterupted viewing experience.

And you'll be supporting us so that we can continue to provide this valuable resource :)


Sample AFF with no advertisements? More..

Staff online

Top