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Queensland Covid update: Christmas quarantine decision reversed for hundreds of travellers

Passengers on two domestic flights were originally deemed close contacts of a Covid case and told to isolate regardless of test results

Queensland has backtracked on public health advice that threw dozens of airline passengers into hotel quarantine, and has caused further flight cancellations, according to a tourism body.

All passengers on two Virgin flights – VA1105 from Newcastle to Brisbane and VA375 from Brisbane to Townsville – were declared close contacts of a male traveller with the virus on Tuesday night, and ordered to isolate for 14 days regardless of a negative test result.

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