Howard Springs quarantine capacity boosted

Daniel McCulloch
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More stranded Australians will soon return home from overseas via Howard Springs in the Northern Territory as capacity at the quarantine facility is gradually ramped up.

There are about 650 repatriated travellers quarantining at the isolated camp on the outskirts of Darwin.

The federal and territory governments have struck an agreement to increase capacity to 800 places per fortnight next month.

Their ultimate aim is to boost capacity to 850 places a fortnight by late March.

The slated increases come after arrival caps were slashed in NSW, Queensland and South Australia to ease pressure on hotel quarantine.