Australia on Thursday decided to cut the number of flights from India which is seeing a rise in COVID -19 cases and limited Australians who need to go there to “only very urgent cases”.
The National Cabinet, which is made up of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders, agreed to reduce the volume of flights from India by 30 percent.
Morrison said that up to 40 per cent of the active cases of COVID-19 currently in hotel quarantine in Australia have come from India.
“We will also be limiting the departure exceptions for Australians travelling to high-risk countries,” Morrison told reporters after the meeting.
Tavellers from high risk countries such as India will also be required to return a negative test for COVID-19 72 hours before flying.