Queensland has become the latest state to shut its border to all of. From 1 am Thursday, Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, and Shellharbour will all be considered hotspots by and not allowed to enter the state.
Travelresidents or those with an actual reason for coming to the state. Any people arriving will be required to complete 14 days in . could not afford to have Covid-19 infiltrate the state. “We know this is much more infectious than other variants, and we have serious concerns,” she said.
“We want everyone to be safe, and we wish NSW the very best in getting on top of this particular variant … We’re going well here in Queensland, and we want to continue to keep Queenslanders safe.” Here’s how other states have so far responded to Sydney’s outbreak.
SAon Wednesday afternoon where only returning South Australians, people genuinely relocating to the state, or those granted an exemption could enter. Mr. Marshall said a 100km border buffer would be in place to allow residents from cross-border communities to go about their lives and enter.
WA Premier Mark McGowan said: “We’ve been monitoring the situation closely and have scaled up our border controls as required to keep our community safe.” “Naturally, these immediate changes will cause inconvenience, but the hard border is necessary to protect the health of.
Mr. McGowan said theshould “crush and kill” the virus as soon as possible for everyone’s sake. “I’d just to get this under control because this is a threat and a risk to the rest of the country,” he said. “If that means a lockdown, that’s what should happen.”
Travel into WA from NSW is banned for all but those eligible for exemptions, a group that includes senior government officials and active, members of federal parliament, a person carrying out functions under Commonwealth law, a person responsible for transport freight or logistics, and anyone who is approved. The final category includes compassionate reasons, such as anyone who traveled to NSW recently and .
Exempt travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days, present for awithin 48 hours, get a trial if symptoms develop, and be tested on day 11. Anyone who recently arrived from NSW before the hard border was reintroduced, and has been to an during the relevant times, must self-quarantine for two weeks and be tested immediately and on day 11. The and not subsequently in a “shallow risk” jurisdiction for 14 days.
Tasmania declared the City of Sydney, Randwick, Inner West, Woollahra, Waverly, Canada Bay, and Bayside as “high-risk areas”, meaning people traveling from those areas will not be permitted into the state. The restrictions will begin at 4 pm on Wednesday.
shut its border to the seven Sydney local government areas at 1 am on Wednesday after they were declared “red zones” under the state’s travel permit system. Victorian residents who have zones (other than for transit) can obtain a permit to re-enter the state, but they must quarantine at home for 14 days.
Non-Victorian residents who have been within a red zone other than for transit cannot. “If you try to enter Victoria at a land border from a red zone without a permit, you will be sent back,” Victoria’s said. “If you enter an airport or seaport from a red zone without a permit, you will be fined and stay in transport is arranged.”
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
The ACT will introduce a new “stay-at-home” requirement for anyone who enters the ACT from the same seven LGAs, beginning at 4 pm. Travelers in the broader Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Nepean Blue Mountains, Wollongong, and Shellharbourareas and the listed LGAs must complete an online declaration on the COVID-19 website.
The form will become available from 6 pm. “This is to ensure we can contact people if travel directions need to be escalated in the coming days,” ACT Health said. “ACT Health is continuing to monitor the situation very closely and will put in place further directions if required to keep our community safe. We willon the evolving situation.” The restrictions will remain for one week, finishing June 30 at 11.59 pm.
Hugh Heggie has declared Greater Metropolitan Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and Wollongong local government areas hotspots from 6 pm on Wednesday. The Waverley Council and Woollahra Council areas also remain hotspots. Anyone who has been to a hotspot must undertake 14 days .
“Declaring hotspots is never easy, but from the learnings we have had, we know that we need to go hard and wide early to protect the health and safety of Territorians,” Dr. Heggie said. People may still pass through Sydney Airport because it is not a hotspot. Testing and quarantine directions are in place for people who arrived before the deadline, including those who visitedand are deemed close or casual contacts.