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Australia South Australia accepting hundreds more returned travellers as caps rise

16:17  27 september  2020
16:17  27 september  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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South Australia will impose a hard border with Victoria, as police consider calling in the Australian "People not residing in South Australia who are returning from Victoria will not have that option Travellers from New South Wales and the ACT will still be able to travel into South Australia if they

Most of Australia 's coronavirus cases in March came from people who travelled in Europe and the Americas. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), more than 25,000 people have been returned to Australia via repatriation flights, with hundreds of thousands more

Hundreds of international travellers are set to touch down in Adelaide this week as South Australia's intake limit on accepting Australians returning from overseas increases.

A Qatar Airways flight transporting around 130 people tonight touched down in Adelaide, marking the first flight to arrive after the cap rose to 600 per week — more than doubling the state's previous intake.

a large passenger jet flying through a cloudy sky: South Australia is preparing to accept hundreds more international travellers returning home as the state's cap on people entering the state rise. © 9News South Australia is preparing to accept hundreds more international travellers returning home as the state's cap on people entering the state rise. The state government has organised for at least one more hotel to be used as a quarantine site to help manage the increased demand. © 9News The state government has organised for at least one more hotel to be used as a quarantine site to help manage the increased demand.

All 130 people were placed into 14 days of quarantine, with the South Australian government organising for an extra hotel to be set up to accommodate the added demand.

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It comes as more Australian Defence Force members will also be deployed to help South Australian police manage the returning travellers.

As part of the state's current coronavirus quarantine requirements, every returning traveller coming back to South Australia as part of the increase intake will need to pay for their own hotel quarantine stay and also pass two COVID-19 tests before being released.

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