Travellers were relieved to be able to fly in and out of Orange despite the ongoing Covid outbreak in Sydney.
Cindy Hotham was at Orange Regional Airport on Monday afternoon, waiting to see her daughter who was due to arrive from Brisbane.
"Obviously we're delighted we can see her, but if it meant to keep everybody safe, then it is hard to argue with it," she said of the Queensland borders remaining open.
"It's such a hard one, but we're glad to know she can travel. We haven't seen her for a while."
Although not everything went to play, as the flight to Orange was delayed by about 1.5 hours.
A total of 15 new cases of Covid-19 were reported on Monday morning - a number down from 30 cases announced on Sunday - and were found among "record" test numbers of more than 38,000.
There are now 83 cases linked to the cluster on the Northern Beaches.
This has meant some tighter border restrictions are in place for those Sydneysiders in hotspots
But in Orange, people were still allowed to heading out of town and back home after visiting family.
"Happy that the borders are closed to the sick people, but happy my borders are open for flying from a regional area to a regional area," Lesley Goldsworthy said.
"I think it's beautiful here, absolutely superb. I love the wide roads and the trees and the parks."
Heinz Van Jaarsveld wasalso in town visiting family for a couple of days.
He was about to fly back to Gelong and was thankful the border down south was still open.
"Obviously I was a bit concerned in the beginning because I know Dan Andrews likes to shut stuff really quickly, but it's been good with regional," he said.
"Now that they haven't' put restrictions on Sydney siders coming into regional NSW, I think that is going to be a bit of a problem soon."
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