Federal Government Announces Mandatory Facemasks For All Air Travel
Posted on: 8 January 2021

The Federal government announced on January 8, 2021 they will be introducing a new infection prevention and control mandate for domestic and international flights.

All passengers and crew will be required to wear facemasks in international and Australian airports and also while flying, excluding children 12 and under, and those with other accepted exemptions.

Crew will also be required to wear masks and other personal protective equipment and airlines will be required to have appropriate infection prevention and control measures onboard. International air crew will be newly required to undergo Covid-19 testing in Australia every seven days or on arrival as determined by the state governments.

The new measures and compliance arrangements are expected to be rolled out over the course of the following week and will be put in place by the federal and state governments.