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COVID-19: Travel reopened between Victoria and NSW if fully vaccinated

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!

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2PAXfly Takeout

This is another timely reminder to wear your seatbelt when seated. Holding you close to your seat will protect you from the sort of injuries sustained on this flight, when unsecured passengers flew to the ceiling of the aircraft, and then came crashing down once the ‘drop’ ceased.

The hope will be that this is an anomaly – a ‘freak accident’ in casual parlance. If it is a systemic error either mechanical or electronic, then this is a larger concern for the airlines that fly Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft. Let’s hope it isn’t. If it is, it will pile on the woes to Boeing’s existing stack.

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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