Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 08-Jan-2021 announced updated guidelines for all inbound travellers to Australia.
As per Morrison, Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result prior to departure to Australia.
He also exempted seasonal workers from amber risk countries where there is limited access to testing for extenuating circumstances.
He further added:
- All the passengers and staff must adhere to the guidelines issued to curb the coronavirus infection.
- Also, wearing face mask is mandatory at Australian international airports;
- All international aircrew must undergo a coronavirus test in Australia every seven days or on arrival, which will be determined by state jurisdictions, and continue to quarantine in dedicated quarantine facilities between international services or for 14 days.
- Crew may only reposition for an ongoing international flight on a crew only flight.
Also, from next week all passengers on all international flights to and from Australia, and all domestic flights will be required to wear masks while in their departure airport, during their flight, up until they have have left their destination airport.
National Cabinet also announced a halving of repatriation arrivals into the States of New South Wales (NSW), Western Australia (WA), and Queensland (Qld) until mid-February.
All passengers must also test negative before departure to Australia and must also be tested again on arrival.
Moreover, passengers from the UK will require rapid testing of the new UK strain of coronavirus before departure. Airport drivers will also be required to undergo daily testing.