Victorians will finally be allowed back into New South Wales in less than three weeks.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Wednesday the border will be lifted on Monday 23 November.
She said the decision came after discussions with her Victorian counterpart Daniel Andrews and Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
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“We need to keep moving forward as we live with COVID-19,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“I have confidence that everyone will continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.”
The opening will happen a week before Queensland decides whether it will allow residents from Greater Sydney back into the Sunshine State.
Ms Berejiklian again attacked Queensland and Western Australia for keeping their borders closed.
“Unless we trade with each other in Australia we will see hundreds of thousands of job losses and economic pain which is unnecessary,” The Premier said.
“Unless we try to support tourism domestically across the nation, our nation will suffer, every citizen will suffer.
“This is a chance for us as Australians to really improved the quality of life during a pandemic for our citizens. That’s why I’m really urging my colleagues in other states to consider the medium to long term consequences of their decisions.
“If New South Wales has the guts to open our borders to Victoria, you should have the guts to open your borders to us.”