SA on track to lift Melbourne travel ban

By | February 22, 2021

The travel ban will be the key topic at a meeting of the state’s transition committee on Tuesday.

“All the indications are that we will be able to relax those restrictions, Mr Stevens told reporters on Monday.

“Exactly what that stepdown will look like will be decided at the transition committee.

“It may be a requirement for testing or it may be a complete release.”

Under the existing arrangements, people coming from the Greater Melbourne area are not permitted to enter SA.

Exemptions are provided to returning local residents, people relocating permanently and essential travellers.

People from regional Victoria can come to SA and can transit through Melbourne Airport, provided they are in the terminal for less than two hours and wear a mask.

Mr Stevens said SA’s transition committee would also look at possible changes to local coronavirus restrictions, including those impacting large gatherings and events.

Australian Associated Press

Western Advocate – Health

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