The first day of February brings great news for those in QLD & NSW, with the state reopening its border to Greater Sydney residents once more.
As of this morning, Queensland is back open to all of New South Wales, after being closed to Greater Sydney for six weeks – causing chaos just before Christmas.
Greater Sydney is no longer a declared hotspot and millions of residents across 35 local government areas will now be able to enter Queensland without undergoing mandatory hotel quarantine on arrival.
Road border checkpoints have also be dismantled.
“I hope that this brings a lot of joy and relief to people and that people are reunited.”
Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Premier
According to a report by the ABC, during the six weeks border was closed, 6,855,750 border declaration passes have been issued.
Today would have been the day Queensland was open to all states and territories in the country… but yesterday afternoon, the state was forced to change its advice to people who have recently been in Western Australia, after a hotel security guard tested positive for the UK strain of the COVID-19 virus.
QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said, “if anyone’s down there in NSW or Victoria and you’re thinking about having a holiday come up to Cairns, everyone is here ready and willing to welcome you with open arms and a friendly smile.”
To coincide with the good news and to help passengers get to where they’d rather be, Virgin Australia has dropped a huge sale, with more than 1.9 million domestic economy fares from just $75, plus increased services between Sydney and some of the Sunshine State’s most popular travel destinations.
Let The Good Times Fly sale fares are available to book at virginaustralia.com until midnight AEST Monday 8 February 2021, or until sold out.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags (and your mask for the flight) and catch up on lost holiday/family/fun time.
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