Prime Minster Scott Morrison says protections will be enhanced to prevent the spread of a highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus from the United Kingdom.
Under the changes, passengers flying into Australia must return a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure and caps on returning travellers have also been reduced.
Passengers on flights from the United Kingdom will also be subject to rapid testing for the new variant of coronavirus before they board flights home.
The caps on international arrivals returning to Australia have been reduced in New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland by 50 per cent.
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