Strict new procedures for Victorian flights
A strict permit system will be in place for all flights arriving in NSW from Victoria and mandatory hotel quarantine for residents returning home.
The new health measures in place for all Victorian flights will help stop the spread of COVID-19 in NSW. Anyone flying into the state from Victoria must be an NSW resident or have a valid permit.
People who can apply for a permit include:
- defence officials
- doctors and nurses
- critical workers in energy, mining and construction
- child protection workers
- disability workers.
Any NSW residents returning home from Victoria must go into mandatory hotel quarantine at their own expense.
NSW Health is recording the contact details of anyone entering NSW from Victoria. The NSW Police will also be conducting regular compliance checks for anyone required to self-isolate.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said NSW is constantly reviewing the situation in Victoria and will adjust the health orders as necessary to protect the state.
“There are only limited reasons anyone from Victoria should be entering NSW and people have been turned back despite being allowed on the plane in Melbourne,” Mr Hazzard said.
For more information on permits, visit border restrictions.
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First published: 4 August 2020 | Last updated: 5 August 2020