As NSW begins its reopening today, tourism bodies are pushing for clarity from Victoria about travel rules once the southern state hits 80 per cent double-dose.
That milestone is expected in November, while NSW is likely to hit 80 per cent double-douse by the end of this month.
Murray Regional Tourism chief executive Mark Francis wants financial support to continue for tourism.
"For 80 per cent double dose, we don't actually know what the rules will be for crossing the border," he said.
"So if you're from Melbourne, nothing's been confirmed around what that rule would be.
"Hopefully, we will go to a green zone; they'll get a permit, prove they are double-dosed and away they go."
Mr Francis said the Victorian government turning some border LGAs orange was welcome but wouldn't make a major difference.
"The big boost for us will be when we get access to the Melbourne market again," he said.
"Being able to have multiple households go into a houseboat or a holiday home is really the next changes that we're focusing on and working through."
Albury MP Justin Clancy said he wanted travel between border LGAs made easier.
"There's been some improvement in the border zone, with Victoria changing NSW from red to orange, but we'd like to see that improved further," he said.
Mr Clancy acknowledged that the upcoming 80 per cent changes would signal greater improvements for NSW tourism than today's 70 per cent checkpoint.
"Sydney will not be able to travel outside of Sydney for holidays (at 70 per cent) ... we've made sure that public health order reflects that and we're aware of concerns that have been raised," he said.
"Obviously, as things move forward from here, we really appreciate the importance of giving our tourism industry an opportunity to have some much-needed patronage."
Mr Francis said a major shift was the government changing its requirements so regional staff could keep working with only one dose, having booked the second one.
"That's the one area we were advocating really strongly for, because we had a large proportion of our businesses who were going to have to close otherwise," he said.
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"Certainly businesses were very, very stressed about that, and there's been a big sigh of relief."
Mr Francis said he would be watching to see how businesses go ensuring customers are fully vaccinated.
"Certainly, that policing angle is definitely going to be an ongoing battle," he said.
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