VICTORIA has recorded another day free from COVID-19, as international flights return to the state for the first time in weeks.
It marks the 41st day in a row without community COVID-19 transmission in Victoria.
Travellers on flights from Colombo, Doha, Dubai and Singapore were to be taken to the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport, and the Intercontinental on Collins Street.
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Victoria hasn't accepted returned travellers since February 13, when workers contracted the new United Kingdom strain of COVID-19 from guests at the Holiday Inn.
The subsequent outbreak triggered a statewide five-day lockdown.
COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria Commissioner Emma Cassar said Victorians should be confident in the third iteration of hotel quarantine.
"We have done everything we can to make this as safe as we can and we will continue to ensure the program keeps ahead of this virus," she said on Wednesday.
Returned travellers will be tested four times, unable to leave their rooms for fresh air without a medical reason, have meal times staggered, and large family groups spaced out to mitigate aerosol transmission risk.
Hotel quarantine staff have now all received at least one Pfizer vaccine dose, while most have also undergone N95 mask fit testing.
Arrivals are capped at 800 in the first week, a number expected to increase to 1000 in the second.
Victorian health authorities received a total 13,291 test results in the 24 hours to midnight.
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