Victoria will open to most of Sydney from tonight

Victoria will open to most of Sydney from tonight

Travellers from most of Greater Sydney will be permitted to enter Victoria from 6.00pm AEDT tonight, with the last red zone in New South Wales transitioning to an orange zone.

This means everyone from NSW will be allowed to enter Victoria with a permit. However, those from the local government area (LGA) of Cumberland in Sydney's west will still need to isolate on arrival.

The Greater Sydney LGAs of Blacktown City, Burwood, Canada Bay City, Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield City, Inner West, Parramatta City and Strathfield Municipality and Liverpool will move from orange to green.

Wollongong and the Blue Mountains will also move to green, leaving Cumberland as the only remaining orange zone.

Travel from an orange zone requires people to self-isolate on arrival in VIC, get tested within 72 hours of arrival and remain in quarantine until they receive a negative result.

"We're extremely happy to see the last red zone in New South Wales be downgraded," VIC Premier Daniel Andrews said.

"We're reminding people to get tested if they're returning from an orange zone, so we can continue to enjoy an open and COVIDSafe summer." 

The news comes as VIC reported no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and one positive infection from a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

Tasmania to remove border restrictions with all of Greater Sydney

From Sunday, anyone in Greater Sydney will be permitted to travel to Tasmania without having to go into isolation as the island state announces the removal all remaining restrictions.

TAS will remove the 'medium risk' COVID-19 designation on 10 LGAs including Blacktown, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Inner West, Liverpool, Parramatta and Strathfield.

Further, anyone still in quarantine in Tasmania who had been in these areas will be free to leave quarantine from 12:01am Sunday.

Updated at 12.34am AEDT on 29 January 2021.

 

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