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Covid-19 information as at 4/1/2022

Passengers flying to Queensland  

As of 1am on Monday 13 December 2021, the Queensland border opened to interstate (domestic) travellers.

There are no quarantine requirements for people who are fully vaccinated, but those travelling from hotspots will need to take a Covid-19 PCR test and receive a negative test result within 72 hours prior to arriving in Queensland.

Find more information on the Queensland Government website.

Please check each state government website for border closures/requirements.

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

Jetstar Airways – jetstar.com

Qantas Airways – qantas.com

Virgin Australia – virginaustralia.com

FlyPelican – 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.

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 need 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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