South Australia to open to Victoria in weeks

All Victorian residents will soon be able to enter South Australia as the state’s border restrictions end on December 1.

The rule change means any resident from the state can enter, abolishing previous restrictions where only people who had been granted an exemption were allowed to enter and quarantine in a hotel.

It comes after news from the National Cabinet meeting where all states — except for Western Australia — pledged to reopen their borders by Christmas.

Premier Steven Marshall made the announcement after the state’s Transition Committee meeting Friday morning.

Premier Steven Marshall announced the state will remove its hard border with Victoria as of December 1. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Kelly BarnesSource:News Corp Australia

He said Victorians would not need to self-isolate or quarantine upon arrival, as of midnight on December 1, as long as there were no mystery COVID-19 cases.

Victoria has gone two weeks without recording a new coronavirus case.

“We are not going to do a single thing that we think will put us at risk,” Mr Marshall said.

The border between SA and Victoria has been closed for more than four months.

Western Australia will also open its border to South Australia on Saturday.

More to come.

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