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Covid-19 information as at 5/08/2021

As you may be aware, the NSW Government has made the decision to lock down the Hunter Region from 5pm on Thursday 5 August. The local government areas impacted are Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Dungog, Singleton and Muswellbrook. We would like to assure people that Newcastle Airport will remain open for regional travellers outside of these LGAs, and to provide essential air services for our community.

We encourage everyone to check schedules directly with their airline, please see the links below:

Jetstar Airways – www.jetstar.com

Qantas Airways – www.qantas.com

Virgin Australia – www.virginaustralia.com

FlyPelican – www.flypelican.com.au

Newcastle Airport supports government measures being taken to curb the further spread of COVID-19 and is working closely with New South Wales government agencies to implement the required changes.

If you are travelling in and out of Newcastle Airport please consult the relevant websites for clarity on health screening, travel restrictions and other travel information. This should include the NSW Government website, and also the government website from where you're flying (if inbound to Newcastle), as well as your airline.

Travel Alert for passengers flying to Queensland 

As of 1am on Friday, 23 July 2021, the Queensland Government will close the border to NSW, except for Queensland residents returning home. 

Any Queensland residents who return home after 1am on Friday, 23rd July 2021, will need to go into hotel quarantine. 

Find more information on the Queensland Government website.

Travel Alert for passengers flying to Melbourne 

The Victorian Government has closed the border to NSW, except for Victorian residents returning on a red zone permit for 14 days of quarantine and for people with exemptions. All passengers flying to Melbourne will need to apply for a Victorian Travel Permit

Travel Alert for passengers flying into NSW

If you are flying into NSW from interstate, rules and restrictions will apply if you have been to an affected area, place of concern or place of high concern. Make sure you follow the rules for self-isolation and travel declarations listed on the NSW Government Website.

Face masks 

Wearing a face mask is mandatory in all NSW airports. We strongly encourage that you bring your own face mask. Please approach one of our staff members if you are needing a face mask. For more information, please visit the NSW government website

Domestic travel restrictions

All states and territories have put in place their own travel restrictions. Please go directly to the relevant government website below to find out more.

Health & safety measures at Newcastle Airport

We understand the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may be causing some people to think more carefully about travel safety.

To help you feel more at ease on your journey through Newcastle Airport, we’ve implemented a number of additional health and safety practices.

More cleaning services – we’ve increased the number of disinfectant wipe downs of surfaces, objects and key touch points within the terminal.

More hand sanitiser – additional hand sanitiser stations have been placed throughout the terminal, including check in, Departures and Arrivals.

More signage - we’ve added more signage in and around the terminal, keeping passengers informed of essential hygiene practices, including what to do if you are feeling unwell.

More fresh air - most of our air conditioning systems throughout the terminal are using fresh air, not recycled.

More training - additional training of airport precinct staff has been undertaken to enable them to isolate and escalate any potential COVID-19 cases, which may present at the airport.

We’re also working closely with our retailers and contractors to ensure they are consistently adhering to the latest Government advice around health & safety measures, including hygiene and social/physical distancing.

How you can help reduce the risks

Our passengers can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by applying good hygiene practices and keeping the recommended distance from others.

When you are travelling through our airport please practice the following:

  • making sure you clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub;
  • cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or a flexed elbow; and
  • avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

Make sure you stay at home if you are sick and arrange to be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

For access to more information about Newcastle Airport’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) please read our Helping you travel safely blog & FAQs or contact us, or alternatively visit the following government websites.

 

Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport is the gateway to Australia’s largest regional economy, with more than $43 billion annual output and 48,500 businesses. Jointly owned by City of Newcastle and Port Stephens Council, we are governed by an independent, skills-based Board of Directors.

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