Travelling to or from Victoria? There's some things you should know

Although local residents are able to now travel to regional Victoria there are a few things that they need to know, especially for when they plan to cross back into NSW.

On Thursday NSW Health issued a new Public Health Order in relation to restrictions when crossing the border back from Victoria, with anyone wishing to do so before November 1 having to follow stay-at-home orders for 14 days.

"People entering NSW from Victoria will continue to be subject to public health orders, which place restrictions on entry to NSW until 12.01 Monday 1 November," the Public Health Order reads.

"Anyone who enters NSW who has been in Victoria in the past 14 days must complete a declaration and adhere to the stay at home rules currently in place until Monday 1 November, when this requirement will be lifted."

According to the Public Health Order from November 1 for those who are only partially vaccinated or unvaccinated will not be able to cross into NSW for a holiday or for recreation purposes, including sport.

"Appropriate exemptions will be established for people living in border communities," the order says.

"There are still places of high concern (close and casual contact venues) in Victoria. People who have been to these venues at the relevant time and date must continue to follow the rules for close and casual contacts."

NSW Health is urging people throughout NSW, including those from other states or territories, to continue to come forward for testing at the first sign of even mild symptoms.

"High vaccination rates are also essential to reduce the risk of transmission and protect the health and safety of the community," the statement read.

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