Media Release
5 December 2020

Two international travellers are now in mandatory quarantine in Victoria, after arriving in Sydney today and boarding a domestic flight to Melbourne without quarantining in NSW.

A comprehensive public health response is underway, including testing and full contact tracing.

Anyone who travelled on Virgin Airways flight VA 838 from Sydney to Melbourne departing Sydney at 12 midday and arriving in Melbourne at 1325hrs should immediately quarantine at home and contact DHHS on 1300 651 160 for further information.

Anyone who has been at the Melbourne Airport domestic terminal 3 on Saturday afternoon is advised to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and to seek testing if symptoms develop.

Melbourne Airport is not a current risk to the public – you may continue to visit the airport, in line with current restrictions.

For a full list of high-risk locations visit:

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