Victoria bans all international flights for 14 days

July 01, 2020
Photo: Melbourne Airport.

The Australian state of Victoria has banned all international flights for 14 days over COVID-91 spike fears.

Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews has requested all flights to Melbourne be diverted for the next fortnight as the state battles to get to grips with an apparent second spike of coronavirus cases according to Australian Aviation.

According to Australian Aviation, “the announcement came just hours after Queensland said it was opening its borders to all states except Victoria, and South Australia U-turned and insisted it would now not allow travel to NSW, Victoria and the ACT.”

“The dramatic flurry of announcements came after another big day of COVID-19 cases in Melbourne, with 64 recorded following the 75 on Monday.  The numbers, however, have corresponded with a huge testing blitz in affected suburbs.”

Premier Andrews’ move is designed to slash the number of arrived travellers who need to be quarantined.