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Coronavirus quarantine rules will force international arrivals into two-week quarantine in hotels and caravan parks

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Tough new quarantine rules will force all international travellers arriving in Australia into a two-week isolation period in a hotel.

It means Australians returning home will not be allowed to complete the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period at home, but will instead be taken straight to a state-run quarantine centre.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said more than two-thirds of Australia’s known coronavirus cases could be attributed to people returning from overseas.

“For those who are seeking to make their way back, know these arrangements will be in place and they are mandatory,” he said.

Here’s what we know about the plan.

When does it start?

The new rules kick in at 11:59pm on Saturday, March 28.

Will I be able to take my connecting flight interstate first?

No. Mr Morrison said the quarantine would be undertaken in whichever state your international flight arrives.

“If their home is in South Australia or in Perth or in Tasmania and they have arrived in Melbourne, they will be quarantining in Melbourne,” the PM said.

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