Booked Sydney around 4am this morning for NYE. Picked up nice seats on A330s both ways with QF points.
With the current SA situation our SYD plans have had to be cancelled.
Note that although there are fireworks this year, unless you have a confirmed resturant booking or are staying at a hotel with a view, you cant just go into the city to watch them. The public are not allowed to line the foreshore per most years, it will be closed off to stop mass gatehrings, and invitation only for essential workers to Opera House, Circular Quay and Luna Park.
There will be checkpoints on roads coming into the CBD and at railway stations, if you cant prove you have a reservation at a venue, you wont be allowed to wander the city.
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NSW never closed to SA
There is hope to get one last trip in, hopefully will spend the time after Christmas and stay to see the new year in, in Bolzano as our flights from late November were put on ice when BA cancelled them. Just need to confirm Italy still does a free test on arrival that then means we are good to go assuming a negative result. I can deal with the 2 weeks self isolation on return.
Nothing in life is risk free. This is bureaucrats being totally risk-averse.