Australia

All Australian Borders, Except WA, Are Set To Officially Open By Christmas So Plan That Summer Vacay

By Anna Franklyn
13th Nov 2020

a man stands on a cliff looking out a cluster of stunning islands

The National Cabinet has just announced that Aussies will be free to travel anywhere in the country—though different rules will apply for WA—by Christmas, so you can officially plan that trip home for Christmas or that much-needed summer vacay after a hectic Christmas season.

Word is that they’ve also worked out some new public health measures which should ensure that those borders remain open going forward.

We haven’t got an exact date yet, and it seems like the official times for border re-opening will be set on a state by state basis, so watch this space as more news comes in.

If you were hoping to get to WA, the rules are a little different. Their controlled border comes into effect tomorrow, Saturday 14 November and that will allow anyone from ‘very low risk’ states and territories (currently Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and ACT) to enter without having to quarantine, though you will need a G2G pass.

If you’re in New South Wales or Victoria, you still can apply for a G2G pass but you will need to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Or, you can wait until there have been 28 days of zero community transmission in your state, at which time you’ll become a very low risk state.

To get you on your way, Virgin have dropped an epic, Aussie-wide sale.

Image Credit: Tourism And Events Queesland 

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