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New necessities revealed for abroad arrivals to Australia – Australian Aviation


Qantas A380 VH-OQB departing Sydney Airport, Jan 2011 (Wikicommons/berichard)

Abroad travellers will now not be required to offer a unfavourable pre-departure PCR COVID-19 take a look at as a way to enter Australia.

As an alternative, as of 1am on Sunday, 23 January, travellers into the nation will solely want to offer a unfavourable fast antigen take a look at (RAT), inside the 24 hours earlier than their departure.

In line with the Division of Well being, the fast antigen take a look at should be undertaken by, or underneath the supervision of, a medical practitioner, akin to a pharmacist, GP, nurse, or skilled personnel at an airport-based testing station.

RAT outcomes can even must be formalised in paper or digital kind, with the small print of the take a look at end result, the data of the travellers, the take a look at technique, the model of RAT used, in addition to the date and site the place the take a look at was performed.

Moreover, the federal government has additionally moved to halve the time between returning a optimistic COVID-19 end result and being cleared for journey into Australia from 14 days to seven.

The transfer primarily brings necessities for many who contract COVID-18 abroad in step with present home isolation necessities, lowering extreme lodging prices.

People who’ve been recognized with COVID-19 and accomplished their seven day isolation interval might be exempt from offering a pre-departure unfavourable COVID end result, nevertheless might want to present a medical certificates, specifying that it has been no less than seven days because the individual first examined optimistic to the virus, and they’re now not symptomatic or deemed infectious.

The information is probably going a welcome aid to Australian travellers, who might need beforehand been reluctant to journey abroad given the chance of contracting COVID whereas away.

Federal Well being Minister Greg Hunt mentioned pre-departure testing necessities will “proceed to be reviewed repeatedly” and handle present home and worldwide epidemiology.

Travellers coming into Australia should proceed to put on a masks all through their flight, and comply with the instructions of state and territory governments concerning quarantine and on-arrival testing.

At the moment, solely Australian residents and residents, their instant household, in addition to sure pupil and expert migrant visa-holders are allowed to enter into Australia from abroad. All arrivals into Australia should show that they’re totally vaccinated towards COVID-19.

Vacationers proceed to be blocked from travelling to Australia, besides underneath present journey bubble preparations.

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