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COVID-19: Australian State Border closures and restrictions in one place

COVID-19: Australian State Border closures and restrictions in one place

Over the last few months, I have spent a lot of time monitoring Australian state premiers and their COVID-19 related press conferences each morning and then posting any news or border restrictions here on the blog. It’s time-consuming, but you, dear readers seem to appreciate the updates.

But there is a better way to keep up on state border restrictions impacting interstate travel, and strangely, it is on the Tourism Australia website which is primarily targeted at overseas travel audiences.

Just click on the ‘Border Status’ button near the bottom of the screen, and you will be taken here:

So you can easily check state border restrictions. Click on the ‘Check Border Status’ button, and you will be greeted with a page displaying each states border status. The ‘Learn more’ links will take you through to each state’s most current information on travel and border status restrictions.

That’s it.

Here is the link in case you need to manually type it: https://www.australia.com/en/facts-and-planning/useful-tips/coronavirus-travel-safety.html

2PAXfly Takeout

Remembering that you can cancel and rebook any fares through to the end of February 2022, this offer is worth booking some speculative travel.

I usually value status credits over points, but triple points is a good deal. Anyway if a good bonus status credits deal comes up – I can always cancel my triple points booking and rebook using the credit to gain the the status deal. Sorry guys, you can’t combine deals.

Qantas didn’t come down in the last shower, so don’t expect this triple points deal to be giving you the best fare prices (I haven’t checked this), and the same applies to those double status points offers if they return. I have no inside knowledge, but a triple points offer, often comes just before a double status credits offer. Just sayin’.

It can be hard to track who is restricting what across state borders. Use this as your go to reference, or these links:

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