Qld closes border to NSW, WA reinstates hard border with SA, trans-Tasman bubble suspended, and Victoria calls for “ring of steel” around Sydney
Yes, we got a bit carried away with the headline, but there has been A LOT going in in the last 24 hours that you all should be fully aware of.
Domestic border restrictions force Rex to cut capacity
And, to make matters even more complicated, the airline is expecting a couple more aircraft to join its domestic fleet very soon.
Greater Sydney lockdown extended by two weeks, as South Australia relaxes border restrictions with Queensland
Looks like two more weeks of Ugg boots and trackie dacks for the Travel Weekly team following this latest update from the NSW Premier.
Victoria relaxes travel restrictions for Qld, NT and WA, but slams border shut for all of NSW
Have all the latest border changes got you in a tizz? Immediately un-tizz yourself here with this explainer.
CATO calls for domestic ‘vaccine passport’ and transparency around PM’s pathway out of COVID-19
The Council of Australian Tour Operators has joined the mob of industry bodies who reckon the PM’s roadmap is a bit light on the details.
Tourism WA appoints new chair and board members, as state’s hard border with Queensland returns
While Travel Weekly’s roving reporter is currently grounded in Sydders, that hasn’t stopped them from bringing you all the latest over in the west.
WA and Queensland announce lockdowns, as the NT extends its own by 72 hours
by Huntley Mitchell
There’s been another round of tough travel restrictions dealt out across Australia. Get up to speed on what’s changed here.
Three NSW travellers arrested for flying a private plane into South Australia
The trio were busted by police at a karaoke bar in Coober Pedy, and we are just dying to know what song was playing during the arrest.
WA gets strict on NSW travellers, as state and territory borders tighten for Sydney hotspots
by Ali Coulton
States and territories have placed tight restrictions on Sydneysiders, with Marky Mark McGowan almost slamming the door shut on the entire state of NSW.
Aussie tourism leader pens open letter to PM calling for “urgent clarity” on reopening international border
A senior industry figure has written to ScoMo. However, it’s yet to be confirmed whether they opted for a fountain pen or a ballpoint one.
Victorian government confirms seven-day statewide lockdown as COVID-19 outbreak worsens
The Victorian government is going hard to try and stop the state’s worrying coronavirus cluster from getting further out of control.
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