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NSW and Victoria impose new restrictions on international aircrew Covid quarantine

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian says crew will be confined to two hotels near Sydney airport so there will be ‘no chance of disobedience’

New South Wales and Victoria have announced a quarantine crackdown on international aircrews arriving in Sydney and Melbourne after allegations of serious breaches and expert warnings that aircrew arrangements were a “weak link” in the nation’s Covid-19 response.

The new Sydney coronavirus outbreak has prompted scrutiny of quarantine arrangements for aircrew, who represent a significant proportion of Australia’s international arrivals during the pandemic. A national review of quarantine arrangements found aircrew made up 4,808 of Australia’s 13,089 international arrivals in the last two weeks of August.

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