The NSW Government has confirmed it will reopen the border to Victoria at 12:01am on Monday 23 November.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the reopening date should give people the confidence to make travel plans, particularly in the lead up to Christmas.
“I want to thank the community, particularly in our border towns, for their patience during what has been an extremely difficult time,” she said.
“We have worked closely with the Victorian Government throughout the border closure and will continue to monitor the situation as restrictions are eased.
“Our policy in NSW is to keep moving forward and operating in a COVID-safe manner – the reopening of the NSW/Victorian border is another step in the right direction.”
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said 23 November will mark two weeks from when the Victorian Government plan to allow Victorian residents to travel freely around the state.
“This will be good riddance to a border that COVID-19 forced on us,” he said.
“Victorian and NSW residents’ efforts have ensured families and friends will be back together and businesses will operate freely but in a COVID-safe way.”