Tasmania borders to reopen to NSW from November 6

Just 24 hours after reopening state borders to most of mainland Australia, Tasmania’s Premier Peter Gutwein has announced residents from NSW will be able to enter the island state from November 6.

NSW residents will also be allowed into Tasmania by next month.Source:Supplied

The first Australian state to shut its border amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Tasmania opened to allow quarantine-free entry to travellers from the low-risk states and territories of South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT on Monday.

Travellers from New Zealand can also visit quarantine-free, but will have to transit via the mainland as Tasmania doesn’t have an international airport.

Premier Peter Gutwein says NSW residents will be allowed into the state from November 6. Picture: Luke BowdenSource:News Corp Australia

NSW, until today, had been considered a medium-risk area but from November 6, that restriction will be lifted.

Mr Gutwein said that while the move remained subject to public health advice, it would mean that the state’s hard border will only remain with Victoria into next month.

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