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Sydneysiders could visit South Australia within the next week as long as there are no more locally acquired COVID-19 cases before then.

Sydneysiders could travel to this state as soon as Sunday if the Harbour City continues with its streak of recording no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19.

SA health authorities have long called for 14 days of no recorded community transmission before lifting its border restrictions with another jurisdiction.

Premier Steven Marshall said Greater Sydney was “on track” to have its border restrictions eased at midnight on Saturday.

“We have the reports in now from Queensland, NSW and Victoria and there are no new cases of community transmission in those three jurisdictions, so we remain on track to open up to Sydney,” he said on Monday 25th January.

“I know that would be a huge relief to many people who are dislocated from family and friends at this particular time. I think it’ll also be great to make sure that we can continue to focus on growing our economy.”

Mr Marshall warned the border ban would not be lifted if health authorities deemed it not safe to do so.

SA reset its 14-day countdown after six locally acquired cases were recorded in the Greater Sydney hot-spot area on Sunday, January 24. It has been eight days since the last reported case of community transmission.

NSW had three new confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday but all were returned travellers in hotel quarantine, while SA recorded no new infections.

News.com.au article: https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/coronavirus-australia-sydneysiders-on-track-to-be-allowed-into-sa-as-early-as-sunday/news-story/f4e3940ad2c76e51191a93f7e82be8bf.

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