Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has introduced new health measures for travellers arriving from Melbourne, after several Melbourne venues were linked to a confirmed COVID case.
NSW Health staff will meet passengers who arrive from Melbourne in the terminal. Passengers who have visited a venue of concern, identified by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, will be required to have a Covid test and self-isolate until they received a negative test result.
All passengers arriving from Melbourne are required to complete a declaration, including Victorian passengers visiting Ballina via any other NSW airport.
Staff will continue to screen passengers for any COVID-19 symptoms including temperature checks.
On Wednesday, a Melbourne hotel quarantine security guard tested positive for the more infectious UK variant of the virus, prompting the Victorian government to tighten COVID restrictions.
A list of exposure sites visited by the infected security guard can be found here.
The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport currently receives one Jetstar flight from Melbourne per day.
All passengers and visitors to NSW airports must wear a mask in the terminal and on board their flight.