Border bubble permitted reasons to travel expands from six to 10

Border bubble reasons to travel expands from six to 10

Ten reasons to cross the Murray River as a border bubble resident are now permitted, expanding the changes announced on Monday.

The Victorian government's coronavirus website lists the following reasons a Victorian or NSW border resident can enter or return to Victoria without a permit:

  • Necessary goods and services, including medical care and getting a COVID-19 test
  • Care and compassionate reasons
  • Paid or voluntary work (including for charitable and religious purposes)
  • Education (including childcare and early childhood services)
  • Getting a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Sport and exercise at a sporting club or at a sport or physical recreation facility (excluding alpine resorts)
  • Visiting an intimate partner
  • Moving house, inspecting a property or attending an auction
  • Driving someone who cannot drive themselves for one of the above reasons
  • Travelling between places in Victoria where it is easier to travel through NSW

Visiting an intimate partner, moving house, inspecting a property or attending an auction, driving someone who cannot drive themselves for one of the above reasons and travelling between places in Victoria where it is easier to travel through NSW had not been included in the original announcement.

Other conditions of travel are:

  • you are travelling for one of the permitted reasons
  • you have not been in an extreme risk zone or red zone outside of the cross-border area at any time since it came into effect over the last 14 days
  • if you have been in an orange zone outside of the cross-border area at any time since it came into effect over the last 14 days, you have been tested for COVID-19 and received a negative result since leaving the orange zone
  • you have not been to an exposure site
  • you don't have COVID-19 or have any symptoms, and you are not a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case
  • you carry proof of address (such as a driver licence)
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