Victoria has joined South Australia and has imposed new restrictions on travelers from certain parts of Sydney, but Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has given a rather harsh message.
Professor Sutton announced the change in a midnight update on Tuesday, proclaiming seven New South Wales municipalities as “red zones” under the state’s travel permit system from 1 am on Wednesday.
It happens when health authorities identify some newly expanded potential covid exposure sites. Infected people visited last weekIncludes 2 flights and more Bondi hotspots.
The surge in covid outbreaks in New South Wales shocked the state as its eastern suburban cluster grew to 21 and 10 new cases were announced on Monday.
Except for the mystery case, almost all cases are linked. Elementary school student in the east.
The areas of the NSW municipality are:
• City of Sydney
• Canada Bay
• Inner West
Victorian residents who have traveled within one of these red zones (other than transit) can obtain permission to re-enter the state, but must be quarantined at home for 14 days.
If you are a non-Victorian resident and are in the Red Zone (non-transit), you “cannot enter Victoria”.
“If you try to enter Victoria at the border from the Red Zone without permission, you will be sent back,” said a statement from the Victorian Health Department.
“If you enter the airport or port from the Red Zone without permission, you will be fined and will remain in the hotel quarantine until return transportation is arranged.”
Professor Sutton warns that a non-essential trip to Victoria to any zone is “highly discouraged” and “cannot obtain a permit to enter Victoria” if in the affected area. I warned.
“If you have symptoms, do not travel. Take a test.”
Victoria has also listed the coastal city of Wollongong, south of Sydney, as the “Orange Zone,” which takes effect Wednesday at 1:00 am.
Health officials say that if you were in the Orange Zone, or if you were in a previously designated Orange Zone before becoming the Red Zone, you will need an Orange Zone permit to enter Victoria. Orange Zone permit holders must be quarantined on arrival, tested and remain quarantined until a negative result is obtained.
No one already in the Waveley Council area or Covid-19 exposure site can enter SA.
“The restrictions continue to apply to arrivals in South Australia that were in the NSW Covid-19 case location or the Waverley Council area 14 days before arrival,” the SA police statement read.
Starting midnight on Tuesday, the SA Government will also tighten rules for passengers arriving from Sydney’s municipalities Randwick City, Bayside, Canada Bay City, Inner West, Sydney City and Woolala City Council.
The limit applies to anyone who was in any of these LGAs arriving after midnight at any point in the last 14 days (not before June 11, 2021).
It does not apply to travelers arriving before midnight. After midnight, all travelers from these LGAs are subject to Level 3 requirements.
- Take the COVID-19 test on days 1, 5, and 13
- Self-quarantine until the first COVID-19 test is performed (no need to wait for test results)
- Unless Article 9 applies, you will not be able to enter the high risk setting for 14 days after arrival.
- No participation in Covid management planning events that are likely to be attended by more than 1000 people
However, important travelers and authorized arrivals, such as SA returnees, movers, and those fleeing domestic violence, can enter the SA but must comply with Level 3 requirements.
SA Prime Minister Steven Marshall said authorities need to make changes “in response to what’s happening in New South Wales.”
“We do so to protect South Australia. We enjoy quality of life and a strong economy. Such things are now very enviable in many other parts of the world. “He said on Monday.
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