NSW open to interstate visitors
NSW is now open to visitors from other states with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, NSW has allowed regional travel to be undertaken for the purposes of holidays, including camping and caravanning, as of June 1, 2020. What the NSW government have also added, is that NSW borders are now open to interstate travellers and holidaymakers.
Unfortunately, the New South Wales and Queensland border remains closed at this stage, however, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed that residents of any other state are more than welcome to come into New South Wales, as of June 1, 2020.
Ms Berejiklian said removing the non-essential travel ban was “great news” and that NSW was “always open to welcome people from other states”.
“We intend to keep our borders open. We think that’s best for New South Wales but also best for Australia.”
Cultural institutions like museums, art galleries and libraries will also be allowed to open from the same date.
At this stage, we’re still following up with New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Services and Forestry NSW to see if there will be more parks and recreation areas reopening, as many areas still remain closed, due both to the summer bushfire crisis, and also COVID-19 restrictions. We are also chasing up the other states nearby to NSW to see if they will be reciprocating the easing of border controls within Australia, or whether New South Wales is going this one alone at this stage.
If you do plan on heading in to New South Wales, please ensure that you maintain social distancing, and stay safe. It’s worth noting too, that certain states still have self-isolation requirements, and so it would be best to confirm if these will cause issues returning home. So far, travel between NSW, Victoria, and the ACT can be done without issue, but other states will likely face difficulty returning home.
Let us know if you plan on heading over the border for holidays, now that NSW is open for holidays and travel.