NSW to reopen Victorian border on Monday

NSW will reopen its border to Victorians on Monday, allowing locals to travel south to Victoria to visit family and friends. Photo: Office of Local Government.


NSW will reopen the border to Victoria at 12.01am on Monday, November 23, allowing NSW residents to make plans, book holidays and reunite with family members in the lead up to Christmas.

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The current restrictions on movement across the NSW-Victoria border will remain in place until the reopening on Monday.

Under the Public Health (COVID-19 Border Control) Order (No 2) 2020 anyone who has been in Victoria in the past 14 days must not enter NSW unless they hold a current entry permit, or they are authorised to enter under the order.

Only border region residents can currently travel within the NSW/Victoria border region.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the State Government will continue to monitor the border situation as restrictions are eased.

“Our policy in NSW is to keep moving forward and operating in a COVID-Safe manner – the reopening of the NSW/Victorian border is another step in the right direction,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said Victorian and NSW residents’ efforts have ensured families and friends will be back together and businesses will operate freely, but in a COVID-safe way.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said that NSW Health would continue to work closely with colleagues in Victoria, and have strengthened processes to support contract tracing across the two states.

“Our priority will remain protecting the health and safety of the community,” Dr Chant said.



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