Breaking: Some Victorians are now banned from crossing into NSW and face hefty punishment for doing so.
Any Melbourne resident living in a lockdown hot spot who crosses into NSW will face an $11,000 fine and jail time.
The new rules will be put in place for residents crossing into NSW from midnight.
The penalties for entering New South Wales are $11,000 or 6 months jail.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced the new rules this morning.
The border is still open for entry to Victorians outside the lockdown areas.
People in regional Victoria and those in suburbs of Melbourne not under a mandatory lockdown will still be allowed to travel to New South Wales.
Professional AFL Players impacted.
A number of AFL players who live in the lockdown areas will not be able to enter NSW.
7 News reports a number of Victorian AFL players now cannot travel to NSW due to the rules.
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Ryan is Contributing Editor