Only 50 passengers per international flights will be allowed, and a total of only 450 international passengers a day will only be allowed to fly into Sydney airport during the current stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Only 50 passengers per international flight will be allowed, and a total of only 450 international passengers a day will only be allowed to fly into Sydney airport during the current stage of the pandemic. Meanwhile, Melbourne is not accepting international arrivals, while the State of Queensland is charging those in quarantine, so State of NSW is worried that more people will try to fly to Sydney. Singapore and Malaysia airlines say they are moving passengers to comply with the new caps. Prof. Greg Bamber says that there are other airports in Australia that might be glad to welcome international flights arriving.

The State of NSW has recorded 6 new cases of In Covid-19, with one case being that of an 18-y.o. student, though authorities say this is a past infection and not a recent one. Many of the returned travellers are from Sydney and they will quarantine in the State of S Australia for two weeks more.

Interviewees: Prof Greg Bamber, Monash University; Brad Hazzard, NSW Minister for Health.

Period4 Jul 2020

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  • TitleOnly 50 passengers per international flights will be allowed, and a total of only 450 international passengers a day will only be allowed to fly into Sydney airport during the current stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletABC TV News, Sydney, 7 PM
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size3 mins.
    CountryAustralia
    Date4/07/20
    Producer/Authorhosted by Jeremy Fernandez; reporters @jesse_dorsett, @RaniHayman
    URLhttps://youtu.be/UCJahZXx50Y
    PersonsGreg Bamber

Keywords

  • international flights
  • aviation
  • COVID-19
  • State of NSW
  • Melbourne airport
  • airports
  • quarantine