Tasmania has dropped coronavirus border restrictions on Greater Brisbane and much of Sydney.
The Greater Brisbane region will shift from medium risk to low risk from 12.01am on Friday, Premier Peter Gutwein announced on Thursday.
It means travel between Queensland and Tasmania can occur without restrictions.
“Queenslanders entering the state will no longer need to quarantine,” Mr Gutwein said.
Tasmania had declared Greater Brisbane high risk on January 8 after an outbreak of the more contagious UK COVID-19 strain and forced all recent arrivals into isolation.
Those people still in quarantine will be allowed out at 12.01am on Friday.
“I want to thank them for their patience during this. It’s been a challenging period of time,” Mr Gutwein said.
“Not everybody I’m sure will race out at one minute past 12. Some may like to sleep through the course of the night, but it will be welcome news.”
Twenty-four local government areas in Greater Sydney have been downgraded from medium to low risk.
“The outbreak in the northern beaches appears to be over. The last diagnosed case was over a week ago now,” State Public Health Director Mark Veitch said.
However 10 council areas in the city’s west, including Canterbury and Parramatta, remain medium risk, meaning people who have recently been in those areas must still quarantine upon arrival.
It is the only remaining quarantine requirement for domestic travellers entering Tasmania.
Both Queensland and NSW recorded no locally acquired cases on Thursday.