Big clue on when air travel will resume

                                        Qantas Last Flight

                                        Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has dropped a big clue when international air travel could resume and our state borders will reopen.

                                        Scary figure behind virus ‘panic’ in paradise

                                        Fiji is COVID-free but has been crippled by the lack of tourism – including Aussie holiday-makers. Now a figure underscores the country’s woes.

                                        ‘Like bombs’: City battles fat tourists

                                        Gondoliers in Venice have been forced to make some rule changes due to overweight tourists on rides through the city’s famous canals.

                                        Plan to ban Sydney entirely from state

                                        Dixon Street Border Crossing Checkpoint

                                        Sydneysiders could be totally banned from entering Queensland, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk promising “swift action”.

                                        Push for mandatory masks on trains

                                        COVID SYDNEY

                                        A push has been launched for all commuters to wear masks on Sydney’s public transport as virus cases in the city continue to rise.

                                        Qantas responds to Melbourne outbreak

                                        Australians React As Tough Restrictions Are Introduced In Response To Coronavirus Pandemic

                                        Qantas and Jetstar passengers will have to wear masks if flying in and out of Victoria from today, in response to the state’s worsening virus crisis.

                                        ‘Run out of cash’: Bali faves shut down

                                        Crowded Kuta beach

                                        We’ve all been eagerly awaiting our return to Bali but there are fears some of our favourite spots could be gone by the time we get back, thanks to the pandemic.

                                        NSW warned to stay at home this weekend

                                        GLADYS PRESSER

                                        The NSW Government is urging residents to avoid travelling, saying the next few weeks will be vital in lowering community transmission.

                                        ‘Deport them’: Qld visitors vanish

                                        NSW QLD BORDER

                                        More than 200 people who were supposed to be in isolation under Queensland’s quarantine laws have gone missing or been found at another address.

                                        Three reasons to get over NSW border

                                        NSW-VIC BORDER CONTROLS

                                        As Victoria struggles to contain a second wave of coronavirus cases, new border rules are now causing havoc for former permit holders.

                                        ‘Idiot’ blasted for attempted crossing

                                        Border Crossing

                                        A NSW man who was fined $4003 after being found hiding in the boot of a car at the Queensland border has been blasted as an “idiot”.

                                        “Hello buddy”: cop to man hiding in boot

                                        NCA NewsWire

                                        Hear what Queensland police said to a NSW man they found hiding out in a car boot trying to cross the border.

                                        Ready to ban more hot spots

                                        Crossroads Hotel Pop Up Covid19 Testing Clinic Casula

                                        The Queensland premier says she ‘won’t hesitate’ to declare more areas in NSW hot spots as she waits for the latest coronavirus figures.

                                        Chilling exhibit could be way too soon

                                        A 17th century dress 'infected' with bubonic plague. Picture: Rijksmuseen

                                        One of the world’s top museums has returned with an new exhibit that’s either brilliantly timed or a bit much to handle right now.

                                        ‘Disgusting’ backlash in virus-hit town

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                                        A restaurant owner in a town at the centre of a new virus scare has posted a powerful video message after seeing residents turn on tourists.

                                        Black box probe into crash begins

                                        Investigators have started analysing data from the Ukrainian passenger plane unintentionally shot down by Iran, amid suspicions it was “not human error”.

                                        Border fugitives could face jail


                                        The South Australian government will today consider tougher punishments for those border hoppers crossing into the state illegally.

                                        More Aussies now banned from NT

                                        Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

                                        The NT government has announced the Top End will strengthen borders to more residents of NSW, following another uptick in coronavirus cases.

                                        Annastacia v Gladys in border battle


                                        The NSW and Queensland Premiers are at loggerheads over the placement of the Qld-NSW border checkpoint, which is causing traffic and headaches for border communities.

                                        ‘Looking forward to that’: Border stoush

                                        The war of words between NSW and Queensland is kicking off again with both premiers fighting over where their borders should be.

                                        Calls to keep Uluru closed to tourists

                                        The Indigenous community living close to Uluru have called to keep flights into the region closed amid concerns tourists will put locals at risk.

                                        Victorians arrested over border breach

                                        South Australian police are looking for a

                                        Police have arrested three Victorian travellers who allegedly breached COVID orders after crossing the South Australian border.

                                        Virus risk on flights isn’t what you think

                                        As more of us start booking flights again, there’s concern about catching COVID during a flight. But experts say that’s not the part to worry about.

                                        Tourist’s month trapped at Bali airport

                                        A foreign tourist has been arrested at Bali airport where he’d allegedly been living like a “hobo” for a month, unable to catch a flight home.

                                        Who can and can’t visit Top End

                                        Supplied Editorial NT border

                                        The Northern Territory border has reopened, but if you plan on visiting from these areas the message from the Government is simple: “cancel your plans”.

                                        Creepy travel mask breaking the internet

                                        Artworks and celebrities have all been given the mask treatment.

                                        With countries around the world finally coming down on the side of mandatory facial coverings, one woman has come up with very unique design.

                                        Fate of the Queensland border move

                                        The proposed border move to the Tweed River was rejected by the NSW government.

                                        Despite making “logical sense”, calls to have the Queensland border moved 7km south to follow the Tweed River have reportedly been rejected.

                                        Country pays $4400 to tourists who get virus

                                        Bukhara Uzbekistan Kalyan Minaret and Madressa Sunset Twilight

                                        This country’s president is so confident his nation is a safe place to be, he will give a massive payout to visitors if they get COVID-19 while there.

                                        Sneaky border tactic to avoid virus checks


                                        Queensland has erected a massive barricade in one of its border towns after NSW locals were accused of sneakily avoiding coronavirus checks.

                                        ‘Confronting’ proof Australia has changed


                                        Just 24 hours after Queensland reopened its borders, I flew there from Sydney in the midst of an outbreak. It’s clear Australia is a very different place.

                                        The $12 mask every traveller should have

                                        Young male traveller at a train station wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) face mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. This follows the announcement that face covering are now compulsory on public transport in the UK to prevent the spread of coronovirus. June 2020, Glasgow, Scotland

                                        Whether you’re travelling in an Uber, on public transport or on a plane, this is the best mask you can have according to today’s new World Health Organisation guidelines.

                                        Jetstar passenger tests positive for virus

                                        NSW Health are trying to contact passengers on board a flight to Ballina, after a Victorian on board has tested positive to COVID-19.

                                        NZ losing interest in Aussie travel bubble

                                        New Zealanders want a travel bridge now more than ever – but awkwardly for us, their preferred destination is no longer Australia.

                                        ‘No other way’: Premier’s border warning


                                        Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned border checks and lengthy delays could stick around until at least Christmas.

                                        Hawaii dumps plans to reopen to tourists

                                        Supplied Travel ESCAPE TUESDAY DEALS DECEMBER 10 2019 Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani

                                        Tourists are being warned not to expect to be allowed into Hawaii anytime soon, with the island announcing entry will be delayed even further.

                                        RSL clubs banning Sydney, Victoria visitors

                                        An RSL Club in regional NSW has banned tourist visitors from Sydney.

                                        An RSL club in NSW has made the “difficult decision” of banning Sydney residents as well as anyone from Victoria from entering the venue.

                                        Border bedlam: All NSW cars stopped


                                        Lengthy delays - up to two hours - have been reported as police on the border stop every NSW motorist hoping to enter Queensland.

                                        NT announces ‘hard’ new border ban

                                        Glen Helen Gorge in Finke River

                                        Just 24 hours after South Australia and Queensland announced parts of NSW would be banned from entry, the Northern Territory has followed suit.

                                        New push to move Queensland border

                                        The new border in red being proposed by Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate.

                                        As residents heading over the Queensland border are faced with lengthy delays, there are new calls to move the border 7km south into NSW.

                                        NZ points to travel bubble outside Australia

                                        If you thought Australia would be the first to launch a travel bubble with New Zealand – think again. A neighbouring island may jump the line.

                                        SA delays NSW border restrictions lift

                                        South Australia will no longer open its border with New South Wales on July 20, after an outbreak at a pub in Casula, Sydney.

                                        State scraps border opening with NSW

                                        Queensland Border

                                        As Queensland announces it will close its borders to two Sydney suburbs, South Australia has also scrapped its opening with NSW.

                                        QLD shuts border to 77 Sydney suburbs

                                        Queensland Border

                                        Queensland will close its borders to 77 Sydney suburbs from noon on Tuesday as NSW fights to prevent another outbreak of coronavirus.

                                        ‘Kill everybody’: Passenger’s threat on plane

                                        Portland, Oregon, USA - February 24, 2018: An Alaska Airlines 737 comes in for landing at Portland International Airport.

                                        A flight in the US has been forced to turn around, after a passenger became “aggressive” and threatened to kill everyone on board.

                                        Hotels slammed for ‘embarrassing failures’

                                        Security guards filmed in some of Sydney's quarantine hotels.

                                        The Sydney hotels where travellers returning from overseas were quarantined have been slammed for a series of breaches and inconsistencies.

                                        Qantas pulls overseas flights until 2021

                                        In a further sign international travel is off the cards for some time, Qantas has cancelled flight bookings, except to NZ, until March 2021

                                        ‘Disgraceful’: Chef’s rant about ‘no-shows’

                                        Chef Tom Kerridge slams 27 ‘selfish’ and ‘disgraceful’ customers who booked but didn’t show up to his London restaurant.

                                        A popular chef has taken to social media to shame 27 “selfish” diners who booked at his restaurant, but failed to turn up to their reservation.

                                        Fears truckies are spreading virus

                                        Queensland Reopens Borders To Interstate Travellers Following Temporary Closure Due To COVID-19

                                        As fears over a Sydney pub outbreak grow, experts says there’s a big concern that could spark an outbreak in New South Wales.

                                        Stunning admission about $24,000 trip

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                                        A ridiculous attempt by six Victorians to cross the Queensland border in a bus has cost them big time after cops foiled their plan.

                                        Disney World reopens despite virus surge

                                        Disney World Opens On Limited Basis To Pass Holders In Lake Buena Vista

                                        Despite the US recording over 70,000 new coronavirus cases, Disney World has pushed on and opened numerous parks around Florida.

                                        PM hints at travel bubble with Japan

                                        Prime Minister Scott Morrison says a travel bubble across the ditch may still be a while off – but he’s now pointed at a corridor on the horizon.

                                        PM’s bad news for Aussies overseas

                                        Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Suspension Of Extradition Policy With Hong Kong

                                        Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australians who have failed to return to home soil will have a much harder time doing so now.

                                        Gridlock 20km delays as state reopens

                                        QUEENSLAND BORDER

                                        As at least 250,000 are set to storm Queensland, as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk rolls out the welcome mat to almost everyone.

                                        Woman escaped from hotel quarantine

                                        MARRIOTT HOTEL as a QUARANTINE HOTEL in SYDNEY

                                        In the second coronavirus security bungle this week, a woman has escaped hotel quarantine in Sydney and attempted to board an international flight.

                                        Gridlock 20km delays as state reopens

                                        QUEENSLAND BORDER

                                        As at least 250,000 are set to storm Queensland, as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk rolls out the welcome mat to almost everyone.

                                        What state border rules mean for you

                                        NCA NewsWire

                                        As Victoria’s cases continue to climb, Australia’s states and territories have altered the rules for their borders. Here’s what that means.

                                        14-day hotel quarantine freebies to end

                                        Travelodge Hotel Sydney

                                        Travellers all-expenses-paid hotel quarantine is set to become a thing of the past, with the NSW Premier the latest to announce she’ll start charging.

                                        Premier threatens charge for travellers

                                        Gladys Berejiklian Presser

                                        NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she is looking to charge overseas travellers for hotel quarantine, saying they’ve had plenty of time to return.

                                        Jetstar boss deflects blame after flight bungle

                                        Jetstar has addressed the major health breach that saw passengers arrive in Sydney from Melbourne without a health screening.

                                        Queensland completely bans Victorians

                                        Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

                                        All Victorians will be banned from entering Queensland from midday tomorrow, and unable to quarantine in the state.

                                        Andrews delivers travel ‘warning’ to PM

                                        Premier Daniel Andrews Presser

                                        Premier Daniel Andrews says Victoria has “got a lot to deal with” right now, writing to the Prime Minister to “give some warning” about what’s to come.

                                        Three Jetstar passengers ‘referred’ to cops

                                        NSW And Victoria Prepare For Hard Border Closures To Come Into Effect To Stop COVID-19 Spread

                                        NSW Health has blasted airline staff for breaching protocols that saw passengers disembark a flight from Melbourne to Sydney without screening.

                                        PM warning on international travel

                                        Supplied  PICS: Scott Morrison press conference Wednesday 8 July 2020. Picture:
 Sky News

                                        Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned there’s a strong chance the Government will cap international flights.

                                        Dad first to be arrested in border crossing

                                        A man has been arrested attempting to cross the NSW-Victoria border after Premier Gladys Berejiklian threatened lockdown measures on communities.

                                        Grim reality of flying into Aussie airport

                                        Sydney Airport

                                        As Victoria becomes locked away from the rest of the country, Sydney Airport has turned into an arrival terminal like we’ve never seen.

                                        New border splits Victoria in two

                                        NSW-VIC BORDER CONTROLS

                                        Victoria will impose a hard internal border separating metropolitan areas from regional parts of the state in a drastic attempt to stop the virus spread.

                                        700 Victorian travellers turned away

                                        Daily News

                                        More than 700 travellers from Victoria have been refused entry into Queensland and dozens of others have been put into quarantine due to strict border controls.

                                        Do Victorians need to return home?

                                        As the NSW-Victorian border closure looms, holiday-makers from the Garden State are confused as to whether they need to return home.

                                        Another state bans Victorians from entry

                                        NSW And Victoria Prepare For Hard Border Closures To Come Into Effect To Stop COVID-19 Spread

                                        Another Australian state has announced it will be locking down borders to Victorians amid another surge in COVID-19 cases.

                                        Border towns in state travel ‘bubble’

                                        NSW And Victoria Prepare For Hard Border Closures To Come Into Effect To Stop COVID-19 Spread

                                        Residents living in towns on the NSW-Victoria border will be in a “bubble” and given “simple exemptions” to travel freely between states.

                                        Eerie scenes as lockdown looms

                                        Passengers make their way to Sydney before the NSW-Victoria border shuts down.

                                        Melbourne’s once bustling airport now resembles a ghost town, as airlines slash flights in and out of the city as a possible statewide lockdown looms.

                                        Qld has last laugh over border closures

                                        Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

                                        Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was criticised for her hard border stance, but now she’s having the last laugh.

                                        Cuts to Australia’s busiest flight path

                                        BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

                                        When the NSW-Victoria state line shuts tonight, it will strike at the heart of one of the world’s busiest, and richest, flight paths. And it’s going to hurt.

                                        Long delays expected as Qld border reopens

                                        Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Gives Update On Queensland COVID-19 Border Controls

                                        Southerners planning on travelling to Queensland this Friday should expect lengthy delays or arrive on a different day.

                                        ‘Monstrous’: US in virus ‘freefall’

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                                        The US state of Florida let spring break beach parties go ahead. Now, it is facing a COVID-19 surge after people partied through 4th July.

                                        Frantic locals scramble for border permits

                                        The border announcement on the Service NSW.

                                        With just hours to go until the NSW government essentially cuts off access to Victoria, locals are desperately trying to get a permit.

                                        Who is eligible for border permit

                                        NSW-VIC BORDER CONTROLS

                                        From midnight on Tuesday, only those with a permit will be able to cross the border between Victoria and NSW. Are you eligible?

                                        Border could be shut ‘for weeks’

                                        NSW-VIC BORDER CONTROLS

                                        Hundreds of police officers are on their way to the NSW-Victoria border where Victorians will be stopped from crossing at midnight tonight.

                                        ‘Ridiculous’: PM blasted for border backflip

                                        NCA NewsWire

                                        After calling for state borders to be opened for months, Scott Morrison has backflipped, supporting NSW’s closure – and other states are mad.

                                        Major changes after border shutdown

                                        NSW-VIC BORDER CONTROLS

                                        The border has closed between NSW and Victoria for the first time in a century. This is what travellers need to know.

                                        Qld responds to NSW border lockdown


                                        Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has praised the NSW government over their decision to close the border with Victoria following a surge in cases.

                                        Warning ahead of NSW border closure

                                        NSW HEALTH PRESSER

                                        NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has issued a warning to anyone planning to hop the Victorian border before it closes tomorrow night.

                                        ‘Big mistake’: Anger over border closure

                                        Gladys Berejiklian Presser at State Parliament

                                        NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will close the state’s border with Victoria tomorrow night, but not everyone is happy with the news.

                                        NZ travel bubble could exclude Victoria

                                        Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Delivers Address To Labour Congress 2020

                                        Jacinda Ardern has warned the trans-Tasman travel bubble idea has been thrown into serious doubt due to Victoria’s coronavirus resurgence.

                                        ‘Pathetic’: Aussies kicked off flight from NZ

                                        Desiraye Solomon and daughter Délia Brown were among those taken off an Air New Zealand flight to Brisbane and taken to be quarantined.

                                        Police were called to scenes at Auckland airport after travellers were kicked off a flight to Brisbane and told they had to pay for hotel quarantine.

                                        Hotel quarantine ‘has got worse’

                                        Istanbuls Historic Pera Palace Hotel Reopens Under New Coronavirus Restrictions

                                        A traveller has spoken out from inside one of Melbourne’s quarantine hotels, revealing the situation has now become even worse.

                                        Where stranded cruise ships are stuck

                                        Supplied  Cruise ship tracker

                                        Thousands of cruise ship workers, including some Australians, are still trapped on ships unable to dock because of COVID-19 restrictions.

                                        ‘Don’t like this’: Airline’s new face shields

                                        Qatar will require all passengers in economy to wear a face shield and mask similar to this while flying.

                                        If you thought masks on a plane and some disinfectant wipes were as bad as flying will get post-pandemic, think again.

                                        Aussie border ‘people smuggling’ fears


                                        Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says police are hunting for Victorians being smuggled over the Queensland border in trucks.

                                        Disneyland opens with bizarre new rule

                                        Disneyland is back with new measures to keep guests COVID-safe, but one rule for people on rides has left everyone a little baffled.

                                        Poisonous gases linked to NYE plane crash

                                        Seaplane Recovery

                                        Leaking engine fumes in the cabin might explain why a Sydney Seaplane flew dramatically off-course before crashing, killing everyone on board.

                                        Ardern’s new concern over bubble

                                        Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Gives Post Cabinet Press Conference

                                        NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her ‘heart goes out to Victoria’, saying the spike in cases shows the difficulty in launching a trans-Tasman bubble.

                                        ‘Flights full’: Chaos as border deadline hits


                                        Time is ticking for Queensland residents to return home from Melbourne, or face spending 14 days in self-paid hotel quarantine.

                                        Virus woman took train to Sydney

                                        XPT Train Station Testing

                                        A woman has been blasted by officials after she was discovered catching a train from Melbourne to Sydney despite showing symptoms.

                                        Decision that could cost Aussies $2800

                                        Supplied Travel ESCAPE DEALS JUNE 14 2020 QT Gold Coast, QLD

                                        As Victoria records the state’s 15th consecutive day of double digit coronavirus cases, a single decision could soon cost Queensland residents thousands.

                                        Victorians face jail for entering NSW

                                        Victorians from coronavirus hot spot suburbs will face fines of up to $11,000 or possible jail time if they enter NSW from midnight tonight.

                                        Massive fine for border frauds

                                        qld border

                                        Queensland is set to reopen its borders to all except visitors from Victoria, and if they try to sneak in they’ll be in for an expensive trip.

                                        PM hits back at Premier’s border swipe

                                        Scott Morrison has dismissed comments from the Queensland Premier that he’s “singled out” the state over border restrictions.

                                        ‘Failure’ that cut off entire state

                                        Stamford Plaza Hotel

                                        A stuff-up that is being compared to an episode of Fawlty Towers is behind flights to be redirected out of Victoria and led to mass outbreaks.

                                        ’Failure’ leads to Melbourne flight diversion


                                        Flights to Victoria will be diverted for two weeks after officials confirmed an “infection control breach” contributed to the state’s current virus spike.

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