ACT Health 'strongly advises' against Canberrans travelling to Sydney, but stops short of issuing a travel ban

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While an official ban is not in place, ACT Health today updated their advice for Canberrans wanting to travel greater Sydney, asking them only to do so for "absolutely essential reasons".
Canberrans have been asked not to travel to greater Sydney and urged to reassess their travel in regional New South Wales.

While an official ban is not in place, ACT Health today updated their travel advice for greater Sydney.

"ACT residents are strongly advised not to travel to greater Sydney at this time," they said.

"Travel to greater Sydney should only be done for absolutely essential reasons.

"We do not issue this advice lightly, but it is a recognition of the fact that the risk to Canberrans of contracting COVID-19 in greater Sydney, and potentially bringing it back to the ACT with them, is currently higher than we would like.

"We are asking Canberrans to continue exercising the good judgement they have shown during the pandemic thus far and to respect this advice."

ACT Health also asked Canberrans considering travel to regional NSW "to be aware of the COVID-19 situation in the area you are travelling in, and reassess your need to travel to areas with known cases".

There have been 21 new cases of COVID-19 in NSW reported in the last 24 hours.

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