South Australia will greatly relax its border restrictions as Victoria COVID-19 continues to slow down.
Police Commissioner Grant Stevens says the “significant” relaxation of border rules would allow citizens from Victoria to travel to South Australia to do so without applying for an exemption.
However, a quarantine period of 14 days will still be needed upon arrival.
Cross-border societies would now no longer need an excuse to fly inside the 70 km ‘bubble’ between Victoria and South Australia.
People travelling from Western Australia to Victoria via South Australia would be able to do so without exemption.
Students will be able to move from Victoria to South Australia without the need for an exemption at the end of their school or university term, but will be obliged to quarantine.
Under the current restrictions, only those given an exemption can enter South Australia from Victoria.
Victoria reported only one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, its seventh consecutive day, with a single-digit rise in infections.
“The indications are that (Victoria) is travelling well with regard to COVID cases,” Stevens said.
“When they start to relax their restrictions, we’ll look at how that impacts us being able to, firstly, allow people to come back and quarantine and, eventually, open the border.”