Quarantine limits for overseas arrivals in NSW

Published: 8 Jul 2020

Overseas quarantine arrivals to Sydney will be capped at 450 passengers each day under new limits by the Australian Government. 

The new limitations will help ensure hotel quarantining continues to be effective in limiting any further spread of COVID-19.

A cap of 450 passengers will be able to land in NSW each day, including a maximum of 50 passengers on each flight.

Guests in quarantine will now need to complete a swab test of day 2 and day 10 of their stay. This will help minimise any further spread of COVID-19.

Hotel quarantining has been operating since 29 March 2020 with support from NSW Police, NSW Health and the Australian Defence Force.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said NSW has invested significant resources in delivering a system which has worked to safeguard NSW residents.

“NSW Police, NSW Health and the Australian Defence Force have worked together to ensure effective hotel quarantining and the Australian Government has heard the NSW message that we need to ensure the system is sustainable,” Minister Elliott said.

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