Border businesses have once again scrambled to make arrangements ahead of new travel restrictions coming into place.
The Victorian government has flagged six reasons to cross will be in place well into this month, but owner-operators such as Lara Skate hope it can be lifted sooner.
Mrs Skate, who has owned The Silken Dragonfly in Rutherglen's main street for eight years, had to run her spa and beauty business while pregnant without her three staff during the NSW closure.
"Thank God the girls can travel for work this time," she said.
"When we knew the lockdown was extending with the border closure (in 2020), we ended up doing a pop-up shop in Corowa and that was lifesaving.
"When the borders are closed, you're losing potentially 50 per cent of your clientele.
"So not just from Corowa, but Howlong, Daysdale and Coreen.
"We touch base with clients and make sure we can do product deliveries ... but it's the services that we can't provide that is a big part of our revenue, now gone."
Mrs Skate said she understood why the Victorian government had moved to restrict cross-border travel but it "was becoming tiring".
"Unfortunately, NSW isn't under control ... but it does make it really hard for the Border community and for service industries," she said.
"It's not as simple as clients not being able to come over to get their waxing done.
"We do service a lot of tourists as well ... and tourists from the NSW side can't come over.
"They don't think about the bigger picture when they're making decisions."
Mrs Skate also expects bookings for weddings to be cancelled, and for wedding venues such as Tuileries, NSW guests not being able to travel will be a major complication.
"Unfortunately, a few of those (weddings) have been put up in the air," hospitality manager Andrew Doyle said.
"I really feel for them - we have a couple that has postponed three times and that's pretty tough on them.
"People don't just come from the border, they come from interstate.
"Last week, we could have people from Albury come over and we had a busy weekend.
"A definite part of the market of people is the border bubble, but it's also Wagga and Canberra.
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"From a trading point of view, it's going to make things tighter, definitely."
Mr Doyle was confident bubble visitors would return when the six reasons to enter Victoria are lifted.
"The best part about it is we don't have any active cases," he said.
"People are doing what they need to be doing to keep it out and we'll be here when they can get back."