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Tasmania to get more repatriation flights to bring home Australians stranded overseas | The Advocate




The federal government has announced a further 20 international repatriation flights to bring home Australians stranded overseas. It follows a national cabinet decision to reduce the cap on international arrivals via commercial flights until mid-February, and the decision by international carrier Emirates to suspend all flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Federal acting Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Birmingham said the new flights were in addition to 90 previously facilitated flights. “These flights will fly from priority areas around the world, making sure that the Department of Foreign Affairs and trade offer their intelligence and knowledge of where Australians most need assistance, target those…

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