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Loxxy

Quarantine on arrival in Oz - how to book??

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Hi there, 

We are looking to return to Oz ASAP and understand that we have to complete a mandatory 14 days in quarantine. Does anyone know please how you go about booking into the quarantine centre on arrival? Do you notify someone in advance? I can't find any information online on the actual process once your flight is booked!

Many thanks in advance to anyone with any info on this!!

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4 hours ago, Loxxy said:

Hi there, 

We are looking to return to Oz ASAP and understand that we have to complete a mandatory 14 days in quarantine. Does anyone know please how you go about booking into the quarantine centre on arrival? Do you notify someone in advance? I can't find any information online on the actual process once your flight is booked!

Many thanks in advance to anyone with any info on this!!

I spoke with home affairs the other day and asked that question, I asked if I had to notify someone or was it just done at the airport when we get on the flight.

She was vague but said it just shows up when you get on the flight.

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43 minutes ago, Lavers said:

I spoke with home affairs the other day and asked that question, I asked if I had to notify someone or was it just done at the airport when we get on the flight.

She was vague but said it just shows up when you get on the flight.

Thanks heaps for your reply @Lavers. The thing i don't understand is, when we arrive at the airport in Au, will someone direct us to a predetermined hotel or do we just self quarantine in our own arranged accommodation (if we're paying we want to be able to choose where we stay!)? Also, when you say you spoke with home affairs, is that in the UK (like the Australian Commission in London) or a number in Australia please? I didn't even know where to call to ask all these questions! Everything is just so vague, so i don't know if i should be booking accommodation for our arrival or not.  

Any further clarification would be much appreciated!! 🙂

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I know they had set hotels in each city they were using, they would transport you there when you land, you couldnt pick where you wanted to stay ..See if this link helps -

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-travellers

These requirements will be managed and enforced by state and territory governments with Australian Government support, including from the Australian Defence Force and Australian Border Force.

You will be quarantined in the city you arrive in for 14 days, even if you don’t normally live there or plan to travel elsewhere in Australia from there.

Most quarantine accommodation is being managed by state and territory governments. They will:

  • handle transport for travellers from their arrival point to their quarantine accommodation
  • manage quarantine arrangements at the accommodation facility

 

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Yes. You may need to check in the city you arrive in. In Adelaide they use city centre hotels specifically for this purpose. You don’t have a choice, you will be transported from the airport.

Must admit I don’t know if you still have to self quarantine if you then travel interstate after this. 


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3 hours ago, Loxxy said:

Thanks heaps for your reply @Lavers. The thing i don't understand is, when we arrive at the airport in Au, will someone direct us to a predetermined hotel or do we just self quarantine in our own arranged accommodation

The army frogmarches you to a hotel of their choice (only slightly joking, the government has called in the defence force to help with logistics, and there were some complaints that they were a bit heavy-handed about it the first couple of times).  No need to do anything your end.

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3 hours ago, rammygirl said:

Yes. You may need to check in the city you arrive in. In Adelaide they use city centre hotels specifically for this purpose. You don’t have a choice, you will be transported from the airport.

Must admit I don’t know if you still have to self quarantine if you then travel interstate after this. 

At the minute you still have to self isolate when you cross a states border.

I also emailed SA gov for clarification and they just told me to make sure I have an address in place to show the police when they stop me.

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5 hours ago, Loxxy said:

Thanks heaps for your reply @Lavers. The thing i don't understand is, when we arrive at the airport in Au, will someone direct us to a predetermined hotel or do we just self quarantine in our own arranged accommodation (if we're paying we want to be able to choose where we stay!)? Also, when you say you spoke with home affairs, is that in the UK (like the Australian Commission in London) or a number in Australia please? I didn't even know where to call to ask all these questions! Everything is just so vague, so i don't know if i should be booking accommodation for our arrival or not.  

Any further clarification would be much appreciated!! 🙂

What everyone says above is correct.

I did ask other things and the lady I spoke to just kept saying have you read the information online.

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At the moment us taxpayers pay for it .Don't know how long that will last though- could see people getting a bit antsy about it.

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