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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Queensland's Borders Will Reopen to Greater Sydney on February 1

The Sunshine State will no longer have any restrictions on travellers from New South Wales.
By Sarah Ward
January 28, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
January 28, 2021
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Sydneysiders keen to visit the Sunshine State can start making plans for February, after Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today, Thursday, January 28, that her state's borders will completely reopen to New South Wales.

In response to NSW's most recent COVID-19 clusters, Queensland's borders closed down to folks from the Greater Sydney area over the Christmas period; however, come Monday, February 1, current restrictions on NSW residents heading north will lift.

Premier Palaszczuk first revealed the news on The Today Show, before tweeting that "people have done a terrific job looking after each other through the pandemic and now Queensland is good to go". The news comes after the NSW Government yesterday, Wednesday, January 27, advised that gathering and venue restrictions would start easing within the state from Friday, January 29 — which was sparked by reaching ten days without any cases of local COVID-19 transmission.

The timing of Premier Palaszczuk's announcement isn't surprising — earlier in January, she had noted that the border situation would be reviewed again at the end of January, and that the state wouldn't reopen to NSW until the end of this month at the earliest.

The latest statement regarding Queensland's borders comes as the state has 12 active COVID-19 cases — as last updated on Wednesday, January 27.

 For more information about Queensland's border restrictions and requirements, head to the Queensland Government website.

Published on January 28, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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