No more Ebola form on arrival to Australia for international passengers

Travel News 13 Nov 2015

International jetsetters will no longer need to complete and present a ‘travel history card’ when returning to Australia from mid-December as the Federal Government winds back its Ebola screening measures at the nation’s airports.

The move is welcome news for frequent business travellers whose travel history cards are already seldom collected when using the SmartGate channel, as the kiosk questions automatically identify passengers who may be at risk and direct these people to the appropriate staff.

For all other travellers, the only information gained beyond that already collected on the standard incoming passenger cards is the traveller’s seat number, making travel history cards cumbersome for the bulk of high flyers.

 

This article is a fragment originally published on Australian Business Traveller and can be read in full here