New South Wales residents will be able to holiday in South Australia after the state recorded just six new cases of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine.
None of the new coronavirus cases reported on Wednesday were acquired within the community, giving the green light for South Australia to open its borders.
South Australia Premier Steven Marshall on Tuesday said the border reopening with NSW would go head if no new cases of community transmission were recorded.
SA will lift its COVID-19 border restrictions with NSW from midnight on Wednesday and drop the two-week quarantine requirement.
South Australia Premier Steven Marshall (pictured) said the state would open its borders to NSW on Wednesday at midnight if no new cases of community transmission were recorded
NSW recorded just six new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday from travellers in hotel quarantine. SA will drop the two-week quarantine requirement for visitors from NSW (Sydney airport pictured)
'I got an update towards the middle of last night and there hadn't been anything reported so we're pretty confident it is going to happen,' he told Nine Network on Wednesday.
'We still want to check out any new infections in NSW through to midnight last night,' Mr Marshall said.
'But NSW has been doing extraordinarily well. We can't wait to welcome people from NSW with open arms.'
This marks the second day in a row with no community transmission of COVID-19 in NSW.
'The last time NSW had consecutive days without community transmission was July 3, 4, and 5,' a statement from NSW Health said.
The new cases brought the total number of infections recorded in NSW to 4,023.
There were also 16,759 tests recorded in the 24-hour reporting period.
'While there were no locally acquired cases recorded in the past 48 hours, the virus is likely still circulating and it is imperative anyone displaying mild symptoms get tested immediately and not delay their test.
'If people don’t come forward and get tested, we can’t keep the pandemic at bay,' NSW Health said.
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