The first international passenger flight in two months has landed in Victoria, marking the third official restart of the state’s troubled hotel quarantine program.
Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL604 from Colombo touched down about 4.22am on Thursday.
Passengers were taken by bus to the Intercontinental on Collins Street in the CBD, where they will remain for a fortnight.
It’s expected a total of 106 passengers will arrive in the state on Thursday, with more flights expected from Doha, Dubai and Singapore.
Those arriving this week will be housed at the Holiday Inn near Melbourne Airport and the Intercontinental.
The Novotel Ibis Melbourne Central, Pan Pacific, Holiday Inn on Flinders and Element Melbourne Richmond are also ready for use…