Govt Cuts Number Of International Arrivals Allowed To Aus, Which Sucks For Aussies Stuck Overseas
In news that’ll be hard to hear for Australian expats who are still trying to return to Aus, and family members of Australians still stuck overseas and also trying their best to get back, the govt has decided to cut the number of international arrivals allowed into Australia by half.
Scott Morrison announced the news today, saying they needed to cap the number of international arrivals to Australia per week in order to keep a hold on coronavirus in the country.
The decision was made during a National Cabinet meeting today, with the PM and the state premiers.
"We also agreed today a reduction in the number of inbound arrivals into Australia across those ports that are able to accept returning Australian citizens and residents."
"Of course there are no flights going into Melbourne, into Victoria, for obvious reasons, and to ensure that we are mitigating and managing that risk."
"They will be cut by just over half across all the various ports that are taking those visitors. Sorry, those residents returning to Australia."
What will this mean? Well, many of those looking to return to Australia – many of them desperately so – will have to wait for longer to get back here, with less flights allowed to bring them here. It’s going to be really difficult for those people.
When we know more about how this’ll concretely work for those expats, we’ll let you know.
ScoMo also touched on Victoria's current coronavirus predicament, calling the situation concerning. "The news from Victoria remains very concerning ... The Premier will stand up through the day and update the situation there, but it is concerning."
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