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Big fines for passengers flying to Oz without visas

August 10, 2016 Headline News No Comments Print Print Email Email

egtmedia59Australian Border Force officers issued 18 infringement notices totalling AUD 90,000 last week after six Americans suddenly turned up at Brisbane Airport without visas to enter Australia.

A private jet with two crew and four passengers arrived at Brisbane Airport last Tuesday on a flight from Samoa.

ABF officers confirmed that no passenger or crew held any visa for entry into Australia.

The aircraft owner, agent and operators were subsequently issued infringement notices for the four passengers and two crew, with each notice being for AUD 5000.

ABF regional commander Queensland, Terry Price, reiterated after the event that anyone entering Australia requires a valid visa regardless of where they come from or how they have arrived in Australia.

“These infringement notices should serve as a warning to aircraft operators who plan on flying people to Australia without visas that there are significant consequences,” Commander Price said.

Edited by Peter Needham

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