Australia to require negative COVID-19 results for international travellers

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  • Friday, 08 Jan 2021

FILE PHOTO: A passenger arrives from New Zealand after the Trans-Tasman travel bubble opened overnight, following an extended border closure due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will require all international travellers to test negative for COVID-19 before boarding flights to the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as it tightened travel rules to stop the spread of the UK COVID-19 variant.

Australia would also reduce by half the cap on international arrivals to some states until Feb. 15, Morrison said.

(Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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