The National Cabinet (The forum of the prime minister and all Australian state and territory premiers and chief ministers), has announced a temporary reduction to the number of incoming flights from India amid a rising number of COVID-19 cases in returning passengers. This is not yet in effect, but advance notice is being given. This ‘could’ be from early May.
Returning Australian residents and citizens from “high-risk countries” are an important issue concerning the health and safety of those in Australia.
During the latest national cabinet meeting, it was agreed that chartered and direct flights from India would soon be cut by 30% and flights from Australia to India would also be reduced.
All of the planned, but not yet booked, repatriation flights to the NT in May will now be deferred to June.
The bottom line is that if you can get a flight you are OK. But getting a flight will become harder.
Passengers from India, and possibly other high risk countries, may also need to isolate for two weeks prior to their flight, and of course quarantine on arrival in Australia.
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