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Covid-19 information as at 17/6/22

Face masks 

Masks mandates have been removed in NSW airports. Travellers will still be required to wear masks while travelling on a plane, but will no longer need to wear one while checking in, at the terminal, and while indoors at airports.

NSW Health continues to strongly recommend mask wearing in airport terminals and other public indoor settings where physical distancing is not possible. For more information, please visit the NSW government website

Please make sure you’re across relevant state requirements if travelling interstate.

Domestic travel restrictions

Please go directly to the relevant government website below to find out more about any possible travel restrictions.

We encourage everyone to check schedules directly with their airline, please see the links below:

Jetstar Airways –

Qantas Airways –

Virgin Australia –

FlyPelican –

Newcastle Airport supports government measures being taken to curb the further spread of Covid-19 and is working closely with New South Wales government agencies to implement the required changes.

If you are travelling in and out of Newcastle Airport please consult the relevant websites for clarity on health screening, travel restrictions and other travel information. This should include the NSW Government website, and also the government website from where you're flying (if inbound to Newcastle), as well as your airline.

Health & safety measures at Newcastle Airport

We understand the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may be causing some people to think more carefully about travel safety.

To help you feel more at ease on your journey through Newcastle Airport, we’ve implemented a number of additional health and safety practices.

More cleaning services – we’ve increased the number of disinfectant wipe downs of surfaces, objects and key touch points within the terminal.

More hand sanitiser – additional hand sanitiser stations have been placed throughout the terminal, including check in, Departures and Arrivals.

More signage - we’ve added more signage in and around the terminal, keeping passengers informed of essential hygiene practices, including what to do if you are feeling unwell.

More fresh air - most of our air conditioning systems throughout the terminal are using fresh air, not recycled.

More training - additional training of airport precinct staff has been undertaken to enable them to isolate and escalate any potential COVID-19 cases, which may present at the airport.

We’re also working closely with our retailers and contractors to ensure they are consistently adhering to the latest Government advice around health & safety measures, including hygiene and social/physical distancing.

How you can help reduce the risks

Our passengers can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by applying good hygiene practices and keeping the recommended distance from others.

When you are travelling through our airport please practice the following:

  • making sure you clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub;
  • cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or a flexed elbow; and
  • avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

Make sure you stay at home if you are sick and arrange to be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

For access to more information about Newcastle Airport’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) please read our Helping you travel safely blog & FAQs or contact us, or alternatively visit the following government websites.

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