Victoria to move towards home quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has suggested the state will axe hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated international arrivals and move to a home-based program, similar to the one proposed by New South Wales.

The state is also set to slash the amount of time vaccinated international arrivals will have to endure in quarantine, which is currently 14 days.

There is no date as to when this proposed change may occur.

Speaking to Today, Mr Andrews said Victoria would follow a similar stance to NSW when it comes to quarantine arrangements for overseas arrivals.

“We’ll get as synchronised as we can,” he said.

© 9News Victoria to scrap hotel quarantine for vaccinated overseas arrivals.

“When you get to 80 per cent double dose and beyond – for a fully vaccinated traveller, particularly someone who has had a test and tested negative before they flew here – the quarantine arrangements will look different as they should.

“You won’t see too much difference between what we do and what Sydney does.”

In a radical change to Australia’s management of COVID-19, New South Wales last week announced it would scrap all quarantine for fully vaccinated international arrivals entering the state from November 1.

Mr Andrews said discussions about abolishing quarantine completely for vaccinated travellers and who would be permitted to return would be discussed at National Cabinet this week.

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