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New rules in force for international arrivals to Australia

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New rules have come into force today for travellers entering Australia.

New rules have come into force today for travellers entering Australia to prevent coronavirus outbreaks.

Those travelling to Australia must take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before boarding a flight.

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Travellers must provide evidence at check-in that they have received a negative result provided by a laboratory.

Children who are four years of age or younger at the time of check-in are not required to have a test or present evidence of a negative test result.

People with a medical certificate that indicates they are unable to undergo a COVID-19 test are also among the exemptions.

In addition to this, masks will now be mandatory on international flights and in airports.

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Masks are not mandatory for children under 12, those with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing a mask and those assisting people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the measures earlier this month, following a National Cabinet meeting to discuss how to prevent an outbreak of the highly-virulent UK strain of the virus in Australia.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-predeparture-testing-and-mandatory-masks-on-all-flights-now-in-force/43647662-f1ac-45f6-9c87-5e4d6b0bf529

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