Victoria has further eased its travel restrictions with Sydney, with all of the city but one council area now classified as a green zone and completely free for travel from 6pm on Friday.
The only remaining orange zone will be Cumberland, which means residents from this Local Government Area can roam freely in Melbourne once they have returned a negative coronavirus test.
“This means the Greater Sydney LGAs of Blacktown City, Burwood, Canada Bay City, Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield City, Inner West, Parramatta City and Strathfield Municipality and Liverpool will move from orange to green,” Victorian health authorities said in a statement on Friday afternoon.
Wollongong and the Blue Mountains will also become green zones.
Travel from an orange zone requires people to self-isolate on arrival in Victoria, get tested within 72 hours or arrival and remain in quarantine until a negative virus test is received.
Premier Daniel Andrews said he was “extremely happy” to see the last remaining “red zones” in NSW be downgraded.
“We’re reminding people to get tested if they’re returning from an orange zone, so we can continue to enjoy an open and COVIDSafe summer,” he said.