New lockdown rules allow only four reasons for the state’s citizens to leave their homes – meaning many ‘non-essential’ business trips will also be discouraged.
The restrictions mean those who enter from ‘hotspot’ areas have to stay in supervised isolation at the Howard Springs quarantine facility and are charged $2,500.
The business has revealed that travel and border restrictions imposed nationwide in March mean overall numbers for the previous financial year are now at the same level as a decade ago.
Gareth Evans told reporters on Tuesday morning, “There was not a NSW Health official in the aerobridge. They should have been.”
The extra service means that the airport is now welcoming almost as many flights as before the pandemic began due to its location in an open state.
Justin Giddings says that while it wouldn’t be appropriate to open “right now”, case numbers outside the capital are still low and the move would help tourism recover.