- Nov 9, 2009
At 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 19, there will no longer be any red zones in New South Wales.
These changes will come into effect at the same time as broader changes to Victoria's travel permit system announced last week, which means that after 11:59pm on Tuesday, those who have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and have been in the Sydney area can enter Victoria on an orange zone permit without any quarantine or testing requirements.
- All Local Government Areas in the Greater Sydney region — including Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Shellharbour and Wollongong — will become orange zones
- All Local Government Areas in the remainder of regional New South Wales, plus Jervis Bay Territory, will move from red/orange zones to green zones
- In addition, Broken Hill in New South Wales and Shepparton in Victoria will rejoin the New South Wales-Victoria cross-border community area
- The ACT remains an orange zone.
People who are not fully vaccinated entering on an orange zone permit must isolate on arrival, get tested within 72 hours, and stay isolated until they receive a negative result.
Those people who are currently active red zone permit holders in Victoria will be considered orange zone permit holders at 11:59pm.
Agree. I think the only thing that would push us (WA) up that high is an outbreak or (less likely) a firm opening date.There is a distinct possibility of WA and Qld never getting to 90%, leaving any plans dependent on that milestone looking pretty silly.
Totally agree, do we know if queensland is going to accept the NSW health free tests or we have to pay for an expensive PCR test ?Good to see Vic has scrapped the ridiculous testing requirement for fully vaxed interstate visitors, means I wont need to cancel my January trip.
We need Qld to do the same, I will be cancelling my late Dec trip if i need to get tested over the xmas eve, xmas day, boxing day period when Im fully vaxed and well. Its one thing to pay for testing for an international trip, absolutely unreasonable for a short domestic one.