Almost 200 Australians arrive in Sydney after being locked down in Cambodia

The one-off flight is now on its way to Sydney with 164 Australians and 20 permanent residents and family members on board.

A special Singapore Airlines flight with almost 200 Australians on board has finally left Phnom Penh with passengers desperate to get home amid a lockdown in Cambodia and neighbouring countries due to the coronavirus.

“The plane has successfully departed Phnom Penh,” a spokesperson for the Australian embassy in Cambodia said.

The embassy said in a statement that 164 Australian citizens, plus 20 permanent residents and family members boarded the flight as regular commercial options “were drying up fast”.

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