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NEW South Wales and Victoria will open their border between them from 11:59 p.m. on November 4, allowing free travel between Australia’s two largest states well ahead of Christmas time. As the number of coronavirus cases declines and high vaccination rates continue to rise in both states, New South Wales and Victoria are normalizing to live with the virus. Victoria’s acting health director said today that as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, ACT and all remaining Orange Zone areas in New South Wales will become green zones under the permit system of Victoria’s trip. More news: Bendigo’s Target building is for sale This means, for the first time in over six months in Victoria, all local government areas in all states and territories in Australia will be green zones to enter Victoria . Victorian-era Prime Minister Daniel Andrews thanked residents on both sides of the border for rolling up their sleeves and receiving the jab. “Thanks to the incredibly hard work of the Victorians and the people of New South Wales to get vaccinated, we are delighted to once again be able to travel free between the two states,” he said. “Victoria and New South Wales have been through so much in the past few months, and we are delighted that more families can now reunite just in time for Christmas and the holiday season.” New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet said the announcement points the way for the rest of the nation to take. “NSW is expected to pass 90 percent of double-dose vaccination in the near future, with Victoria not far behind, allowing family and friends to be reunited before Christmas after several months of separation,” he said . Other Stories: “This milestone was only made possible because the people of NSW and Victoria rolled up their sleeves and led the nation back to normalcy with our high vaccination rates.” Travelers, including workers, entering Victoria from a green zone are not subject to any testing or quarantine requirements, but must always obtain a permit from Victoria Service prior to arrival, to verify they are not positive COVID-19 or required to self-isolate as close contact There is no requirement for fully vaccinated Victorians entering New South Wales, unless they have been in a location of high concern in Victoria . A Victorian who is over 16 and not fully vaccinated is not allowed to enter New South Wales for leisure or vacation. More information is available at More News: Two more cases of COVID-19 at Big Hill Primary School on Thursday It comes as 93.8% of people in NSW aged 16 and over received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 89.1% received both dosing. In Victoria, 92.7% of people aged 16 and over have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 82.5% have received two doses. People entering Victoria must still comply with all vaccinated economy requirements in place and can apply for a travel permit on Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how to access our trusted content:




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