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Latest news: Border closures

Remembering chronicles of Covid-19: a family stranded for 2 years

After migrating from Northern Ireland to Canberra, Lee and Robert McMullan embarked on a Covid-fuelled rollercoaster ride that left them stranded overseas, with a child who had yet to see his homeland.

Queensland to remove all border controls

Queensland will drop all border controls from 1am Saturday after recording six COVID-19 deaths and 14,914 new virus cases.

Australian travellers still wary of domestic border closures

Australian travellers are still concerned some state and territory governments will suddenly slam borders shut again.

Australia closes border to southern Africa amid Omicron variant concerns

Australia has suspended all flights from nine southern African countries and ramped up quarantine restrictions against the new COVID-19 variant.

Push for easier travel as states reopen

As more states and territories move to relax border rules, the federal tourism minister wants to simplify domestic travel for Australians.

Victoria to wind back ACT, NSW border restrictions

Victoria is easing its COVID-19 border restrictions with NSW and the ACT, opening the door for more stranded residents to return home.

Defence personnel to help police patrol ACT borders

The Australian Defence Force has been called in to stop people entering or leaving the ACT without a valid permit, to halt COVID-19.

Stranded Australians may return this year

Australians stranded overseas have been offered hope of returning this year to quarantine in homes.

Man free after threatening Queensland premier

A man found guilty of threatening Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk over border closures has walked free from court.

Christmas border closures up to states: PM

Scott Morrison has conceded opening Australia's internal borders will be up to state governments despite making Christmas a key goal.

Queensland shuts border to all of NSW, not ACT

Queensland will close its border to NSW for four weeks, but not the ACT, as authorities work to prevent COVID-19 spreading from outbreaks interstate while relaxing restrictions internally

Borders could be closed to the ACT ‘throughout winter’

The ACT recorded no cases of the virus today, which marks more than a year since the last locally acquired case in the Territory.

Victoria to slam border shut with ACT and NSW

Victoria has effectively shut its border to the entirety of the ACT and NSW over concerns COVID-19 could leak out of Sydney.

Victoria flags potential NSW hard border

Premier Daniel Andrews has given his strongest indication yet Victoria is on the verge of enacting a hard border with NSW.

SA remains shut to ACT due to ‘porous’ NSW border

Despite no cases of COVID-19 in the Territory, South Australia will keep borders closed to the ACT.

ACT issues new travel directions for NSW from 4pm today

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW, the ACT Government is updating travel directions for people travelling to the ACT from affected areas of NSW from 4pm today