Australia is to slash international flights into the country by HALF to stop the spread of coronavirus and some residents will be forced to fork out for their own hotel quarantine
Australia will slash international flights into the country by half to stop the spread of coronavirus and ease the pressure on the hotel quarantine program.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the cap following a National Cabinet meeting on Friday.
‘Flights will be cut by just over half across all the various ports that are taking those residents returning to Australia,’ Mr Morrison said.
‘Sorry, those residents returning to Australia.’
Mr Morrison also revealed state and territory leaders agreed return travellers would need to pay for their forced 14-day hotel quarantine.
‘There is also a view across the National Cabinet that they are all effectively moving to a charging system for the hotel quarantine that is in place for those returning businesses.
‘Some states already have it, other states are moving towards that, and I will leave that to them to make their announcements at the appropriate time and where possible, we will seek to have some sort of national uniformity across those pricings and we are sharing those information is with the states and territories,’ Mr Morrison said.