THE City of Greater Bendigo has no plans to close the Bendigo airport and Qantas still has flights scheduled to land from Sydney next week despite border closures.
"if it (a new Qantas flight) comes in on Monday we will go through the same process as the last couple of weeks," a spokesperson said on Friday afternoon.
That process involves state health authorities checking everyone's paperwork as they get off the plane.
The Bendigo council's confirmation came as queues for COVID-19 testing at Bendigo Hospital blew out on Friday, forcing healthcare workers to extend opening times and consider whether it would open a pop-up clinic to handle overflow.
That plan was cancelled by early afternoon, with healthcare workers still to work through 300 more people in line.
Qantas had not cancelled two upcoming flights by early Friday afternoon.
Both would take place after the Victorian government had planned to close its borders to New South Wales as a new outbreak worsened over the Christmas and New Year's break.
No-one arrived in Bendigo on last Wednesday's Qantas flight but 30 people left town.
Any future Qantas flights in or out of Bendigo are understood to be reliant on passenger numbers.
Victoria's border restriction would not stop people leaving the state, according to the rules current on Friday afternoon.
- With Emma D'Agostino