There have been some positive developments with COVID travel restrictions this week.

The Queensland government has announced it will relax its border with NSW for some regional areas.

South Australia will also lift its COVID-19 border restrictions with NSW from midnight on Wednesday, meaning people will no longer be required to isolate for 14 days.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Tuesday announced the Sunshine State would shift its border zone 100 kilometres further south from October 1.

Residents of Byron Shire, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley, including Casino and Evans Head, Glen Innes and 41 other postcodes will be added to the Queensland-NSW border bubble.

The relaxation of restrictions is a big win for the ailing tourism and aviation industries, with Virgin Airlines announcing it will resume daily flights between Adelaide and Sydney from October 2.

In more good news, Tasmania could reopen its borders to coronavirus-safe states and territories by the end of October, several months ahead of schedule.

The island state had previously flagged December 1 as its opening date, depending on public health advice.

Premier Peter Gutwein said the state controller was looking at bringing that date forward for the Northern Territory, ACT, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and possibly NSW. However at the moment Victoria remains off that list.

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