South Australia Is Opening Its Borders to Victoria So Time to Book a Wine-Fuelled Holiday
Melburnians will be allowed into SA (without quarantining) from December 1.
Victorians have spent a (large) chunk of 2020 inside their own state — and their own homes, thanks to some pretty serious COVID-19 restrictions. But, after 14 consecutive days of zero new cases, things are looking up for interstate travel.
By the end of the month, Melburnians are set to be able to visit both NSW (from November 23) and Tasmania (from November 27) — and from midnight on Tuesday, December 1, they'll be able to pack their bags and head south for a wine-fuelled venture into South Australia.
In a press conference held today, Friday, November 13, Premier Steven Marshall revealed that SA will allow travellers from Victoria in from the first of next month without having to quarantine for 14 days first.
"This has been a border which has been in place for an extended period of time," the Premier said at the conference. "It's been a very important border to keep our state safe, but this border will be removed as of midnight on 1 December. And this will be a huge relief to people as we head into December."
If that's the sort of think you enjoy, you can watch the entire press conference here.
In more good news for those looking to book an interstate trip as soon as they can, Virgin Australia has today launched a huge domestic flight sale with more than 500,000 flights dropping to as low as $75. And, as a happy coincidence, cheap flights are available for journeys from December 1.
SA was initially meant to reopen its border for all interstate travel back in July, before a spike of cases put this on ice.
If you're now eager to start planning an SA getaway, we have suggestions — whether you're eager to hit up Adelaide, or sip and sightsee your way around the Fleurieu Peninsula, the Limestone Coast or the Clare Valley.
To find out more about the status of COVID-19 in South Australia, and the state's corresponding restrictions, visit its online COVID-19 hub.
Published on November 13, 2020 by Samantha Teague