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Flight caps slashed as Australia prepares for UK COVID-19 variant I SBS News

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National cabinet has backed new international and domestic travel measures to strengthen COVID-19 protections in response to the growing threat of a highly infectious UK coronavirus variant.

Under the changes, passengers flying into Australia must return a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure and caps on international travellers returning to Australia will be reduced, Priime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Friday.

Greater Brisbane has also been declared a “coronavirus hotspot” at the Commonwealth level, after a cleaner tested positive for the UK variant – sending the city into a three-day lockdown.

Read more: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/scott-morrison-announces-tougher-travel-measures-and-declares-brisbane-a-coronavirus-hotspot

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