ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman said the strengthening of travel restrictions was necessary to protect the ACT community.

“In recent days we have continued to see around 80 non-ACT residents from COVID-19 affected areas of NSW travel to the ACT daily,” she said. “As a result, we now have around 2000 people in quarantine in the ACT, 25 per cent of which are non-ACT residents.

“We are putting in place strengthened travel restrictions to make it absolutely clear to non-ACT residents who live or have recently visited COVID-19 affected areas of NSW that they are not able to be in the ACT at this time.”

Applications for exemption must be submitted at least three days prior to travel, but no more than 14 days prior to the proposed travel date.

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