New South Wales orders ALL arrivals from Victoria to undergo mandatory hotel quarantine as 200 passengers a day continue to flood in from coronavirus capital Melbourne
- All arrivals into NSW from Victoria will have to undergo 14 days of hotel isolation
- Travellers will have to pay for the hotel quarantine quarantine themselves
- Premier Gladys Berejiklian said change reduce risk of community transmission
All arrivals into New South Wales from Victoria will have to undergo 14 days of hotel quarantine.
From midnight on Thursday residents will only be allowed to return to the state through Sydney airport unless they live within the NSW border regions.
Like overseas arrivals, they will be forced to stay in a government-run hotel quarantine at their own expense.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the new line of defence would further reduce the risk of spreading the virus throughout the state.
Border permits will also be restricted further.
From midnight on Thursday residents will only be allowed to return to the state through Sydney airport unless they live within the NSW border regions
‘We love our Victorian fellow citizens, but their rates of infection are incredibly high at the moment and not going down.
‘We are reviewing and look to tightening some of those definitions to make sure only those with absolutely necessary requirements [are allowed to enter],’ Ms Berejiklian said on Wednesday afternoon.
There would be some exemptions, she said.
‘The death of an immediate family member would be an example of a situation where we would allow obviously people to continue coming in to NSW.’
Dr Kerry Chant said the change would reduce the number of people entering NSW from Victoria and reduce the risk of community transmission.
The move comes as an alarming number of travellers from Melbourne continue to flock to Sydney.
Between 100 and 200 people have arrived in the Harbour City from Australia’s coronavirus capital every day over the past week.
More to come