COVID-19 Update: Brisbane International Airport declared a venue of concern

Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

The Chief Health Officer has advised anyone who was in Brisbane International Airport between 9.45am and 12 noon on Thursday 29 April 2021 to monitor their symptoms and to get a COVID-19 test immediately if they feel unwell.

Brisbane International Terminal is a separate building to the Brisbane Domestic Terminal.

The CHO has also declared the Hudson Café, Brisbane International Terminal, as an exposure site. Anyone who visited this exposure site between 9.45am and 12 noon on Thursday 29 April 2021 must get a COVID-19 test in the next 72 hours and must remain in self-quarantine until a negative test is returned.

This decision comes off the back of Queensland Health declaring the Brisbane International Terminal as a venue of concern.

This direction is linked to two passengers who arrived from Port Moresby on Thursday 29 April and mingled with passengers bound for New Zealand.

To arrange a test, please contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484 or book online at

The Chief Health Officer will continue to review and assess the COVID-19 situation across Australia, and will take into account COVID-19 monitoring and data collection, the extent of community transmission and risks to the NT community.

The risk of COVID-19 in our communities cannot be eliminated which is why it is important for everyone to follow all health directions.

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not travel. Make sure you get tested and stay at home.
  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres at all times.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly.
  • Do not go to work if you feel sick.
  • If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19.

Quotes attributable to Chief Health Officer Dr Charles Pain

“The risk of Territorians being infected is low, however we are still taking precautions to ensure the ongoing health and safety of Territorians.

“This incident has highlighted the importance of wearing masks at airports, we ask people to wear masks in terminals at all times. We have kept this direction in place and we need people to comply.

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