Central Coast named in Victorian travel restrictions

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Central Coast residents have been specifically included in the ‘red zone’ COVID-19 travel restriction protocols in Victoria. Borders will be closed from midnight. [Updated Dec 20, 2021].

“If you’re from the Greater Sydney or the Central Coast area. Do not travel to Victoria” said Victorian Premier Dan Andrews at a press conference at 12.30 on Sunday December 20.

Victorian authorities announced the following on their health website on Saturday Dec 19, 2020:

Anyone from NSW travelling from Greater Sydney, or the NSW Central Coast region (orange zone) is encouraged to get tested on arrival and self-quarantine until they receive a negative result.

Updated December 20, 2020:

“If you’re from the Greater Sydney or the Central Coast area. Do not travel to Victoria” said Victorian Premier Dan Andrews at a press conference at 12.30 on Sunday December 20.

It’s why from 11:59pm tonight, the Greater Sydney area and the Central Coast will be designated as a ‘red zone’. That means people who live in these communities, or have visited these communities since 11 December 2020, cannot enter Victoria. Anyone from this zone found trying to enter Victoria in breach of this order will be subject to 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine.

Victorians who have recently visited or are currently in Greater Sydney and the Central Coast, other than those in the Northern Beaches area, will be given until 11:59 Monday 21 December to return home.

permit system is now in place for all New South Wales residents traveling to Victoria and residents from other states travelling through NSW and Victorians visiting NSW and returning home.

This declaration was issued: 19/12/2020.

Updated 20/12/2020, 12.20 –

Victoria Health: Full Victorian declaration link here.

Other states have so far not named the Central Coast specifically, though broad NSW wide restrictions are being implemented.

Other states have introduced broad travel restrictions for many NSW residents or returning residents via their respective health department websites, listed below:

Queensland Health: Hot Spot declarations. NB: This is a dynamic link that changes regularly.

South Australia Health: Prohibited Location declarations. NB: This is a dynamic link that changes regularly.

Tasmanian Government Public Health: High Risk location declarations. NB: This is a dynamic link that changes regularly.

Western Australia Government: Medium Risk classification. NB: This is a dynamic link that changes regularly.

Northern Territory Health: Active declared hotspots. NB: This is a dynamic link that changes regularly.

ACT Government: Travel Advice NSW. NB: This is a dynamic link that changes regularly.

Information sources: Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, Dec 19, 2020 & Dec 20, 2020. – Queensland Health Dec, 19, 2020 – South Australian Health Dec 19, 2020 – Tasmanian Health Dec 19, 2020 – Western Australia Department of Premier and Cabinet Dec 20, 2020 – ACT Government 18 Dec, 2020.

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