Destinations

South Australia set to open its border to Victorians

The South Australian Premier has announced the state will open its borders to Victoria from 1 December.

Premier Steve Marshall said the border restrictions between the two states will be completely lifted at midnight this coming Monday.

“I know this will be a huge relief for many people who have been adversely affected by these border restrictions,” he said.

According to South Australia Tourism Commission CEO Rodney Harrex, Victoria is the state’s biggest domestic market.

“We have plenty of activity planned for next week to celebrate this and are already advertising in the Victorian market to showcase our great state,” he said.

“The SATC is also active in NSW, ACT and the Northern Territory – it is important we continue to highlight our incredible and unique tourism products, and my team has been doing a lot of work behind-the-scenes to make sure we were ready for this day.”

South Australia began reopening its borders in June, allowing those from Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania to enter the state without undergoing a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

NSW residents were allowed to travel to the state without quarantining from the end of September.

“It is certainly pleasing to see we are heading in the right direction, and great news that we have recorded no new cases today,” Harrex said.

“I thank everyone for helping get us to this position. We can now look forward to heading into the Christmas break with more clarity, and under the directions prescribed in our new COVID normal.”

Queensland will also open its borders to Victorians and NSW residents from 1 December, after the two states managed to go 28 days without community transmission of COVID-19.


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