Vic to reopen border to regional NSW

Victoria will reopen its border to people from regional NSW from Monday night, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced.

Mr Andrews said from 5.59pm on Monday, regional NSW will become an ‘orange’ zone under Victoria’s new traffic light system for coronavirus risk.

However, people wanting to return to Victoria will need to apply for a permit before crossing the border.

“I’m pleased to say that regional NSW from 5.59pm tonight will become orange, will move out of red zone and people from Victoria who want to travel home from those areas, you will be able to do so,” the Premier said.

Greater Sydney – including the Blue Mountains and Wollongong – remains in the red zone, as does Brisbane.

“Greater Sydney remains red and we will update that daily … the public health team will provide advice at the appropriate time and that can become orange and green at some point in the future,” he said.

“In terms of Brisbane, while the restrictions that have been imposed for greater Brisbane come off at 6pm tonight, the public health team is not 100 per cent confident we can have people from Brisbane returned to Victoria.”

More to come.

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