Families reunite at Melbourne Airport as NSW travel restrictions ease

She has spent long stretches away from home after six months overseas last year filming in the UK.

“It’s just great to see her again,” husband Gareth said. “As soon as the border change was official, we got on a flight. They were hard to get, but we’re very glad we did.”

Anna Jackson (right) reunites with her sister Megan Donegan and nephew Rex.Credit:Eddie Jim

Sisters Anna Jackson and Megan Donegan hadn’t seen each other for seven months.

Ms Jackson, who has missed opportunities to bond with her 15-month-old nephew Rex, said she was going to spend the weekend barbecuing, seeing family and making up for lost time.

“The moment [the border restrictions] changed, I booked a flight,” she said.

After spending much of 2020 in Western Australia, the 33-year-old said it made seeing family difficult over the past 18 months.

Sisters Anna Jackson (left) and Megan Donegan.Credit:Eddie Jim

Under the changed restrictions, fully vaccinated travellers from orange zones – which currently takes in all of Greater Sydney – can enter Victoria without any quarantine or testing requirements.

Those who are not fully vaccinated and are entering on an orange-zone permit must isolate on arrival, get tested within 72 hours and stay isolated until they receive a negative result.

Fully vaccinated people entering Victoria from red zones will still need a negative test result from no more than 72 hours before entry. Once they enter, they must isolate, get tested again within 72 hours, and stay isolated until they get a negative result.

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