But that could mean other states are delaying the resumption of free domestic travel even further.
Most states have blocked NSW travelers, and many are considering home quarantine options for international travelers.
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young has already marked border settings with NSW, will be reviewed after announcement.
Mr Perrottet acknowledged that people in NSW may travel overseas before traveling to certain states.
“People in NSW will be flying to Bali before Broome … (but) we need to rejoin the world,” he said.
But the prime minister denied that the decision would make it harder for people in NSW to reunite with their interstate families for Christmas.
In fact, NSW will help facilitate holiday season gatherings by helping overseas Australians from other states return home.
“If we can play a role in that, I’m very passionate to do that,” he said.
“Returning Australians will naturally be the first taxi to leave the rank.
“Those who want to return from other states come from Sydney.
“Have a good time here, spend big and help small businesses before you go home.”
However, the federal government’s ability to verify the vaccination status of people overseas will also play a role in who will benefit first from opening the border.
“As with visas, we will ask the Commonwealth to ensure that a person is fully vaccinated,” said Stuart Ayres, Minister of Tourism and Employment. said.
“There is no doubt that the Commonwealth will be able to do this faster with some countries than others, and they will also be able to do it with many airlines faster than others.
“But we don’t draw borders between countries. We differentiate between vaccination status.”