Morrison said the National Security Committee of Cabinet agreed there was no need to extend the ban beyond the planned date of May 15.
“What we will be doing is receiving our first repatriation flight into the Northern Territory as part of the charter arrangements that we have with our airlines to bring back those first people from India at that time,” he said.
There are about 9,000 Australians who are stuck in India and want to come home.
Morrison said vulnerable people would be prioritized for places on board three repatriation flights set to take off from India before the end of May.
The flights will land in the Northern Territory with passengers to quarantine at the Howard Springs facility.
“Bringing back the most urgent of cases,” Morrison said. “There will be rapid antigen testing put in place for everyone getting on the flights.” (UNI)