Border restrictions

Destinations

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.

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Aviation

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.

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Destinations

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.

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Destinations

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.

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Wholesalers

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.

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Destinations

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.

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Destinations

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.

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Aviation

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.

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Destinations

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.

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Tourism

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.

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Destinations

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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Destinations

Victoria, South Australia and Northern Territory ease travel restrictions with WA

by Huntley Mitchell

Three Aussie jurisdictions have loosened up a little for travellers from Perth and WA’s Peel region, following the state’s lockdown success.

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