Borders are opening all over the nation as Victoria reports a second day with no new reported incidents.
On Monday, October 26, Tasmania declared that it would open this week to all states, with the exception of NSW and Victoria, which had quite gutted some of us fantasising about a climb up Cradle Mountain or a cultural ride around Hobart’s Mona. But the Sydney people didn’t have to wait that long for that.
Premier Peter Gutwein confirmed that from Friday, November 6, NSW residents are expected to be given the green light to fly to the island state.
It was the goal of Tasmania to identify NSW as a low-risk state, Gutwein said, which would encourage travellers to cross the border for holidays, jobs, visiting friends and relatives, or some other reason.
The step remains, however, subject to health recommendations. Gutwein noted that local transmissions in NSW remained low and outbreaks remained confined in the lead-up to this date would be significant.
While there has not yet been an announcement regarding when Tasmania’s borders will open to Victorians, Gutwein said that his government was still “targeting December 1,” but that this would ultimately depend on the developing situation there.