COVID-19: Travel reopened between Victoria and NSW if fully vaccinated
Victoria has been using a traffic light system for interstate travel, and NSW has mostly been in the red or orange zones which involve prohibition, permits, testing and quarantine.
This will all change to a vaccination based system.
NSW/Victorian interstate travel for the vaccinated
From 11:59 pm on October 19, all fully vaccinated people even those in red zones (that includes much of NSW) will be able to apply for a travel permit for Victoria, whether you are a resident or not.
That means quarantine requirements for the fully vaccinated have been eliminated for travellers from NSW to Victoria. However, it does not look like this has been reciprocated for travel the other way yet. If you are travelling from Victoria into NSW then you need to complete a travel declaration form, and you may still have to isolate for 14 days on arrival. I think this might be an anomaly that is rectified before 19 October.
Prepare to get out your vaccination certificates!
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.
I would love to provide you with totally accurate advice, but things are changing rapidly – most ly for the better, so please check the websites of the health departments in each state you intend to enter or return to before boarding that plane.
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