The border between South Australia and Victoria is set to reopen on December 1 after both states recorded zero new COVID-19 cases overnight, bringing an end to people who regularly cross the border to have a border pass, and Victorians being able to go to SA without having to quarantine.

As Victoria finally enters its 28th day of zero new cases, technically eliminating the virus in the community, SA Minister for Health Stephen Wade confirmed that the border between the two states will be lifted from midnight next Monday, November 30.

“I can announce that the border restrictions which have existed with the VIC border will be completely lifted as of midnight on Monday night next week,” he said in a press conference today.

“So from the 1 December, we will completely normalise our border arrangements with Victoria and this will be a huge relief for many people who have been adversely affected by these border restrictions.”

This news comes as SA Health is still working on contact tracing for the Parafield cluster, where health officials have urged anyone who has visited any of the linked sites between November 6 and 24, including Woodville Pizza Bar, Peppers Waymouth Hotel in Adelaide, and Woodville High School, to isolate and seek testing.

Not only does this mean that Victorians who had their fingers crossed to yeet over to Adelaide for the holidays can now do so, but it also means that I can absolutely fuck off over there and see that cursed pigeon statue AND continue my quest to find Zac Efron, who’s in the state filming for a new flick.

At the time of writing, there has been no update on whether South Australian residents can travel into Victoria without a border-crossing permit, and from December 1 the border will only be open for Victorians to enter SA.

Get me to that metal pigeon, though.

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