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The tough measures Aussie states are taking to keep Omicron at bay

Despite Australia slamming shut its border to travellers from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, the Seychelles, Malawi and Mozambique, some states have instituted some tough new measures to keep Omicron from spreading.


Regardless of where inbound overseas arrivals come from, if they are flying into New South Wales or Victoria, they will need to self-isolate for 72 hours, the ABC reported. 


The states have also imposed new rules on international flight crews, who need to isolate for 14 days or until they leave on another flight — bringing the rules for vaccinated crew into line with unvaccinated workers.


The Victorian government has further said today that close contacts of confirmed and suspected Omicron cases will be placed in mandatory 14-day quarantine whether they are fully vaccinated or not.


In South Australia, arrivals from high risk countries will have to undergo 14 days quarantine, up from the easing to seven days last Tuesday.


All recent international arrivals into the ACT are required to quarantine until November 30. They will need to get three COVID-19 tests, one within 24 hours of arrival in Australia, and then one on day five and day six.


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Published: 29 November 2021

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