Police will be checking people crossing the border into NSW over Easter to ensure tourists do not descend on regional areas, but the border will officially remain open for anyone conducting essential business.
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said on Tuesday that the message from regional areas was for visitors to stay away.
"We'll be ramping up the ability for police to check people crossing the border," he said.
"Those borders are seamless to our communities in that a lot of our services, our suppliers, businesses, jobs, even families need to cross that border."
While tourists were told to cancel their Airbnb and hotel bookings, the government would not ban the use of those services either.
"Airbnbs aren't banned because we've got workers in the regions who use Airbnbs, we've got clean up happening from the bushfires that rely on rural subcontractors," Mr Barilaro said.
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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that holidays were banned in the state to ensure regional areas were protected from coronavirus contamination.
"We can't have communities who currently don't have the virus get contaminated unintentionally because people because people are moving around when they shouldn't," she said.
"I'm not going to disadvantage our communities living on the borders who might need to cross the border for urgent supplies or to care for loved ones.
"I'm not a premier that does that and I appreciate the Victorian premier is on the same page as I on that.
"We don't think it's fair on our border communities to have those restrictions in place, but having said that, you're not allowed to go on holidays."
Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy echoed those thoughts.
"People from outside the region shouldn't be allowed to stay in holiday homes here at this time as it is putting Ovens Valley communities further at risk during the COVID-19 crisis," he said.
"If Daniel Andrews says we can't go fishing alone or play golf in the open air, then we certainly shouldn't be letting people visit our towns.
"While I'm desperate to see our local towns and tourist hubs get back on their feet, especially after the impact of the bushfires, this is not the right time to invite people to our communities."