As of 11am local time, the Northern Territory’s Chief Health officer lifted restrictions on people travelling from Greater Brisbane to the Top End.

Under the changes, anyone arriving in NT from Greater Brisbane no longer has to undertake mandatory supervised quarantine on arrival.

Anyone in the territory who is already in mandatory quarantine since arriving from Greater Brisbane is also free to leave it.

Those who arrived in the NT from Greater Brisbane on, or after 2 January 2021 are no longer asked to get tested for COVID-19, unless they have symptoms.

The restrictions were lifted after Queensland recorded a third consecutive day of no new local coronavirus infections.

The declaration was made after a woman who arrived in Brisbane from London on December 30 tested positive for the highly contagious UK strain of the virus.

The woman was placed in quarantine on arrival and all of her close contacts have been tested and returned a negative result.

Everyone travelling to the NT will continue to be required to complete an online border entry form upon arrival and use of the Territory Check In App and health directions such as social distancing and hygiene practices are still required.

Greater Sydney is still considered a hotspot.

Buses travelling to the Howard Springs facility in the NT. (Lisa McTiernan / Getty)



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