Travel restrictions for people arriving into the ACT from Victoria will be reintroduced as the state re-enters lockdown.
From midnight on Friday, Canberrans arriving from Victoria will need to enter self-isolation in the ACT while non-residents are being told ‘don’t come here’.
In addition, anyone who’s visited Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport on Tuesday 9 February between 4:45am to 2:00pm along with their household contacts must now self-isolate, get tested for the virus and remain in quarantine for 14 days, regardless of a negative test result.
While anyone else who attended any other terminal at Melbourne Airport on February 7 and 8 must now get tested and isolate until returning a negative result.
Anyone who arrives into the ACT after midnight on Friday will also be required to fill out an online declaration form with ACT Health.
It comes as the entire state of Victoria prepares to enter a 5-day lockdown from 11:59pm on Friday night as a covid cluster linked to the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport continues to grow.
The state will reimpose Stage 4 restrictions, similar to those implement during the height of Victoria’s second wave in August last year.
The Australian Open is still set to go ahead without crowds as the lockdown continues.
Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman said The ACT’s restrictions to Victoria will remain in place for the entirety of the state’s lockdown.
“However, we may need to change that, but intend to stay for five days until the Victorian lockdown changes.”
Restrictions for people in the ACT who’ve visited a Tier 1 exposure site in Victoria remain in place.
“This means people who have been in a Tier 1 exposure site or are an identified close contact, must immediately self-isolate, get tested for COVID-19, complete our online declaration form as soon as possible and remain in quarantine for 14 days from the date of which you attended an exposure site.”
The full list of exposure sites can be found on the Victorian DHHS website here.