Canberrans are no longer welcome in Victoria after the state closed its border to the ACT and all of New South Wales on Sunday night, amid a worsening COVID situation in Greater Sydney.
Victoria becomes the third state to close its border to the Nation’s Capital after Western Australia and South Australia shut themselves to the ACT earlier in the Sydney outbreak.
All of this comes despite the ACT having not recorded a single case of the virus since the NSW outbreak began, the ACT even recently marking the one year anniversary since its last case of community transmission.
ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr, said it’s incredibly disappointing and frustrating to see state borders again being shut to Canberra.
“We understand that winter is a higher risk period for Covid transmission and states that have experienced extended lockdowns themselves will have low risk appetites for interstate travellers.”
“Canberra is not part of Greater Sydney.”
“At this time, there is very little justification to consider the ACT as a COVID affected jurisdiction that requires the highest level of travel restrictions.”
Mr Barr is now calling on states with closed borders to the ACT to remove the restrictions ‘as soon as possible’.
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