In Central Australia residents of the Aboriginal community of Mutitjulu have established a road block to stop tourists who arrived in the Northern Territory today from Brisbane from entering the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.
The Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation had been calling for the closure of the park ahead of the August 1 reopening of the Connellan Airport at Uluru.
It was previously announced that people arriving from hotspots would be transported to Alice Springs to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
But Mutitjulu resident Craig Woods told media there are concerns visitors are being allowed to stay at the nearby Ayers Rock Resort.
Parks Australia has confirmed the park will be closed until 12pm Tuesday while all parties involved work towards a resolution on the matter.
The Northern Territory declared Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan as coronavirus hotspots over the weekend after a number of community transmission cases emerged.
Under current rules travellers transiting through declared hotspot areas do not have to enter mandatory quarantine.