Media release
18 October 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services has spoken to all 55 travellers who recently arrived in Victoria from New Zealand.

The travellers, some in family groups and most staying in private homes, were provided with information about COVID-19 and the current Victorian health directions.

Three of the travellers did not cross the border into Victoria and remain in NSW, and one who was in Victoria returned to NSW today.

Twenty-one of the 55 travellers arrived at Melbourne Airport on Friday and Saturday. The remainder arrived using other modes of transport.

DHHS Authorised Officers continue to meet incoming flights at Melbourne Airport and provide information to arriving passengers.

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