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Australia Passengers in turmoil as Sydney Airport slashes overseas arrivals

05:40  05 july  2020
05:40  05 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

Almost 300 Aussies land from India

  Almost 300 Aussies land from India Fears 'expected' COVID-19 cases are among travellers touching down from Mumbai.The passengers arrived at Adelaide Airport on Saturday morning on a flight from Mumbai via Singapore.

Visit the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney . For those arriving by car or taxi, entry to the terminal is off George Street onto Argyle Street. Parking is not permitted in the terminal precinct, however passengers may be set down or picked up.

The Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT), known officially as the Sydney Cove Passenger Terminal, is a public passenger terminal servicing cruise ships and ocean liners located in Circular Quay, Sydney , Australia.

International travellers flying into Sydney are being warned their flights may be cancelled after strict caps were introduced by the NSW Government.

a passenger bus that is parked on the side of a building: Sydney International Airport was even quieter than usual this morning. The airport is currently operating at just one per cent of pre-pandemic levels. © 9News Sydney International Airport was even quieter than usual this morning. The airport is currently operating at just one per cent of pre-pandemic levels.

Sydney International Airport was eerily quiet this morning, after the airport introduced a cap of just 450 passengers allowed in each day.

Traffic at the country's busiest international airport is now at just one per cent of pre-pandemic levels, when daily inbound and outbound passengers averaged more than 45,000 a day.

No COVID-19 screenings at Sydney Airport for passengers from Melbourne

  No COVID-19 screenings at Sydney Airport for passengers from Melbourne Thousands of people disembarked 14 planes at Sydney Airport today after travelling from Melbourne but there were no temperature checks for passengers. "We thought they would check a licence in regards to the postcodes, because 10 postcodes have been locked down, but no," one passenger told 9News."You get checked when you go to Chemist Warehouse, you don't get checked at the airport," another said.But anybody fleeing Melbourne hotspots following tonight's lockdown face stiff penalties in New South Wales.If you are a Victorian and live or have been in a hotspot, you will not be able to enter NSW.

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (colloquially Mascot Airport , Kingsford Smith Airport , or Sydney Airport ; IATA: SYD, ICAO: YSSY; ASX: SYD) is an international airport in Sydney

At all Sydney Airport terminals, there are dedicated accessible drop off zones located at the Departures level with the nearest access points to the terminals. Our kerbside staff are trained to understand the differing needs of passengers with disabilities when leaving a vehicle.

The two-week cap also limits individual flights to a maximum of 50 people.

The move comes as a fresh blow for the aviation sector, which is buckling under the strain of four months of international and domestic travel bans and stay-at-home orders, prompting Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration and Qantas to sack thousands of staff.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade introduced the new caps as Sydney struggles to cope with an influx in its hotel quarantine system.

a group of people standing in front of a building: Returning overseas travellers continues to be a huge operation, with the involvement of NSW Health workers and the military stationed at the airport. © Rhett Wyman Returning overseas travellers continues to be a huge operation, with the involvement of NSW Health workers and the military stationed at the airport.

The decision has prompted some backlash from would-be travellers on social media, some labelling the move "absurd" while others scrambled to find out whether their incoming flights were still operating.

States target Victorian travelers to avoid spread of COVID-19

  States target Victorian travelers to avoid spread of COVID-19 A train carrying passengers from Victoria has arrived in Sydney this morning with authorities targeting anyone who may be arriving from one of the state's coronavirus hotspots.The XPT train carrying at least 60 Victorian passengers were greeted by nurses, police and transport staff to get their temperature checked before exiting the station.

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Others called on the federal government to step in to distribute the load on hotel quarantine more evenly around Australia, which is now falling disproportionally on NSW.

The state has seen 32,036 travellers enter quarantine to date, with more than 5,000 people still in mandatory detention in 22 hotels around Sydney on Friday.

Victoria stopped accepted any international arrivals last week for an initial two-week period as the state grapples with a surge in coronavirus infections, which has largely been attributed to breaches in hotel quarantine.

Queensland has begun charging travellers for their own mandatory quarantine, prompting some arrivals to choose instead to head to NSW for their quarantine before returning home, according to NSW Health.

Pictures: Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Australia

Anger building as overseas arrivals keep landing in Perth .
A battle is brewing in Western Australia between the state and federal government as more international arrivals take up hotel space. The western state has clamped down even harder on its border, barring even fly in-fly out workers, specialist skills workers, and people seeking entry on compassionate grounds – unless they gain written consent from the police commissioner.Hockeyroo Sophie Taylor is among those left in limbo. © 9News Western Australia has clamped further down on its hard border restrictions.

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