Local Escapes

Get Excited, The Border Bubble Will Open To All Of Queensland And Will Include Byron Bay

By Ioana Dragnef
22nd Sep 2020

A beautiful landscape shot of the Byron Bay lighthouse.

After months of bad news, we’re finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

The Queensland Government has just announced today that it will reopen to northern New South Wales council areas and that all Queenslanders—not just residents of the Gold Coast—will be allowed to visit our southern neighbours as of October.

Border residents from northern NSW will also be able to travel to Brisbane or further afield if they wish, not just for essential or work purposes, but for recreational purposes as well.

The bubble expansion will now include residents from Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Glenn Innes shires from 1am on 1 October, which is when Queenslanders will also be allowed to travel to the greenlit northern NSW areas.

Yes, that means you’ll be able to take that trip to Byron you’ve been lusting after ever since the borders closed, as it is no longer considered a COVID-19 hotspot.

If you're still iffy about crossing the border, here's some Queensland escapes to get you inspired.

Image credit: Destination NSW

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