Victoria’s Health Minister Martin Foley has announced an easing of border restrictions with parts of New South Wales and the ACT.

“As the relative risks change and as we move progressively towards opening up of the Victorian community under the national plan,” Mr Foley said.

“From midnight tonight, the red zones in NSW and the ACT, which are those areas not in lockdown, largely in regional NSW, they will change to orange zones.

“What that means is that both Victorians and non-Victorian residents returning from those areas will need to have a test after arriving within 72 hours and wait for a negative result prior to moving about the community.

“And secondly, in regards to the extreme risk zones, which are the lockdown areas in the ACT and NSW, largely Sydney, will change from extreme risk zones to red zones and that means Victorian residents can return through an online application. 

“They will need to test and home quarantine for 14 days and we will continue to monitor and as we are confident, the risk continues to be mitigated in NSW, we want to make sure that we continue to keep a close eye on that and if there are further changes to be made in due course, we will, of course, let everybody know.”

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