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Tasmania to Reopen Border to Most States in Mid-Octoberon September 25, 2021 at 3:43 am

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Australia’s smallest state has announced its plan to welcome travellers from states and territories with a low risk of COVID-19 from mid-October. Within a month, people coming from across the country, except from the state of Victoria, will be allowed to enter Tasmania, Premier Peter Gutwein said on Friday. “We won’t open up to the high-risk areas until we are confident that all eligible Tasmanians over the age of 12 have had the opportunity to be vaccinated,” he added. The island state continues to shut its door to Victoria, while it will keep an eye on the COVID-19 situation in NSW over the next week. Gutwein wants Tasmania to hit 90 percent of vaccination rate by December to open with confidence for summer and Christmas, although the state has only recorded one COVID-19 case this year. That single case was a NSW traveller who tested positive while in hotel quarantine …

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