13 airline crew fined in NSW for allegedly failing to isolate

Police have dished out over a dozen fines to a group of airline crew, after they allegedly left their quarantine hotels and visited several businesses.

A group of 13 people had arrived on a flight from South America on December 5, where they were directed to self-isolate for two weeks.

It’s now been revealed that a number of them left their accommodation at Mascot and visited nearby businesses.


The NSW Premier unveiled details about the breach this morning, before police confirmed that $1000 fines had been issued to 13 members for not complying with the ‘Air Transportation Quarantine’ order.

“Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) were issued to 13 airline crew after they allegedly failed to comply with self-isolation ministerial directions,” a statement from NSW Police reads.

“Police received information a crew member who had arrived in Sydney on a flight from South America on Saturday 5 December 2020 had left his accommodation at Mascot in breach of the Public Health (COVID-19 Air Transportation Quarantine) Order 2020.

“As part of inquiries, officers from South Sydney Police Area Command attended the hotel about 9.30pm that day, before speaking with management and air crew members.