Canberra Travel Talk

Why Travel is Important & What Travel has Taught Me

International flights are still bringing thousands of people into Australia, but coronavirus has made it much harder to travel

More than 250,000 international travellers have touched down in Australia since the borders were closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, new figures obtained by the ABC show.

Key points:
About 500 people a day still arrive at Brisbane International Airport
Daily arrivals to Brisbane have fallen by 97 per cent
More than 200,000 people have arrived in Australia from overseas since March 21
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said more than 357,000 Australian citizens and permanent residents had returned to Australia since the beginning of March.

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Allana Landolfo uses her phone while wearing a mask and gloves with her luggage on a trolley at an airport.

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