From 1 November Victoria will no longer require vaccinated travellers to spend two weeks in hotel quarantine.
It is a major step in reopening Australia.
Premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement today as Melbourne celebrates “Freedom Day” after 262 days in lockdown.
Overseas travellers flying into Victoria will need had a negative test within 72 hours of their departure. They will need another test within 24 hours of arriving in Victoria.
There will also no longer be a cap on fully-vaccinated Australians returning home.
Those who are are not fully vaccinated with a TGA-approved vaccine will still need to quarantine either in a hotel or at home.
From 1 November Victoria will cap the number of unvaccinated international travellers at 250 a week. This is in line with the New South Wales plan that Dominic Perrottet announced last week.
“This means that we will reduce our hotel quarantine program down to just a handful of hotels,” the Victorian Premier said.
Children aged under 12 arriving with parents with two doses or who have an exemption will be considered fully vaccinated.
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