New COVID-19 alert after infected passenger flies into Brisbane

Brisbane Airport has been put on COVID-19 alert after an infected passenger flew into the sunshine state before testing positive for the virus.

It’s understood the traveller touched down in Brisbane from Sydney on a Virgin Airlines flight on Friday without a valid border pass.

They were then forced to travel back to Sydney on Saturday after being placed into hotel quarantine for the night.


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As a result of the positive test, Queensland Health declared Gate 24 at Brisbane’s Domestic Terminal an exposure site.

Anyone who was there between 6.18am and 7am on Saturday, October 9 is considered a close contact and will need to immediately get tested and quarantine for 14 days.

The whole domestic airport has been listed as a “low risk” contact site for Saturday between 6am – 7am, and Friday between 8.25am – 9am.

“We are asking all Queenslanders to regularly monitor the list of exposure venues on the Queensland Health website and follow the public health advice, as there may be more locations,” Queensland Health said.