Media Release
9 December 2020

Attributable to Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton

Based on current COVID exposure dates in South Australia, I have recommended the removal of Victoria’s border permit scheme from 12 December.

Operational changes have now been made at Melbourne Airport to coincide with the return of international arrivals.

Given South Australian has had zero cases in the past 10 days, and arrivals from that state present a significantly lower risk, we have moved to a spot check system for those flights, ensuring the international arrival schedule for the Covid Quarantine Victoria program is not impacted.

This is also in line with the removal of the border and voluntary testing at the road checks. To date the voluntary testing scheme of travellers from SA has not received one positive result.

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