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COVID-19: South Australia opens borders with N.T. and W.A.

COVID-19: South Australia opens borders with N.T. and W.A.

South Australia will open its borders with Western Australia and The Northern Territory from midnight tonight, Tuesday 16 June. It will also allow travellers from Tasmania to enter the state.

SA Premier Steven Marshall announced the border openings today, which means travellers entering the state from the areas named above won’t be required to go into quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Mr Marshall said a decision about travellers coming from Queensland will be made later this week.

So that means that only those who arrive from New South Wales and Victoria are still precluded, and will still have to head for quarantine for 14 days on entry to the state.

The border openings apply to those reaching the state on any form of transport including by road, or airline.

2PAXfly Takeout

The aviation industry has a difficult road ahead when it comes to sustainability. It’s going to require a relative revolution in technology, with ‘electric planes’ or hydrogen planes, or some form of jet engine that doesn’t require a carbon based fuel. And that is going to require the development of an alternative to jet engines probably.

It’s a big ask. It will take time to develop.

This move to home grown and manufactured SAF is a first step – maybe even a baby step in a very long road of innovation. In the long run, US$200 million won’t even touch the sides.

That still means I won’t be allowed into South Australia from New South Wales without a quarantine stay until 20 June as previously announced.

PS I know the featured image is totally misleading but somehow appropriate? The photo was taken in Adelaide, South Australia.

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