SA expected to soften borders with Victoria to allow quarantine

Original article by Emily Cosenza
Herald Sun – Page: Online : 4-Nov-20

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall says the state is likely to scrap its hard border with Victoria within two weeks. However, Victorians will still be required to self-quarantine for 14 days after entering the state. Marshall says the travel restrictions will initially be relaxed for people living in border communities, who will no longer need to tested for COVID-19 every week if they want to travel to SA. Victoria has now recorded four consecutive days with no coronavirus cases, and there are just 38 active cases across the state. Meanwhile, the number of active cases among returned travellers in hotel quarantine in SA has increased to 13 after two more tested positive for COVID-19.


States take tentative steps to reopen borders

Original article by Tom Burton, Finbar O’Mallon
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 5 : 23-Sep-20

The South Australian government has advised that New South Wales residents will be able to visit the state again, with border restrictions to be lifted from midnight on 23 September. The Queensland government will in turn expand its "border bubble" with NSW from 1 October, which will allow people in an additional five local government areas in northern NSW to travel to Queensland with a permit. NSW recorded two new coronavirus cases on 22 September, and the state has had no mystery cases for five consecutive days.