By Sarah Keane • 16 November 2020 • 11:33
PASSENGERS travelling to Australia told to quarantine as rules change mid-flight
Passengers on board a Qantas flight to Perth on Sunday, November 15 had their travel plans scuppered as they were informed mid-flight that the Covid restrictions had been changed and they would have to quarantine for two weeks once they arrived at their destination.
All 160 passengers, travelling from Adelaide in Southern Australia, were tested for coronavirus once they landed. Officials told them they could either self-isolate in Perth for two weeks, or catch a flight back home, as the government had changed its requirements while the travellers were in the air.
The new travel restrictions come after the South Australian government announced there had been three new COVID-19 cases in Adelaide.
“We will monitor the position in South Australia very closely and will strengthen measures if required,” the Western Australian government said in a statement, CNN reported.
“We understand these changes will cause frustration for many people, but these steps are being taken on the best health advice to protect everyone. The State Government thanks all arrivals for their patience and understanding.”
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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