As Australia inches closer to its 80 per cent vaccination target for those aged over 16, summer holidays become the most likely plans that might stick.
With the ACT edging towards 65 per cent of residents aged 16 and over fully vaccinated, many of us are already scouring Airbnb.
As the two-week lockdown countdown gets under way, here's what the rest of the country thinks about travelling Canberrans.
Travel within NSW travel will be permitted for fully vaccinated residents of that state at 80 per cent.
While things could change, a decision was made this week to provide the same freedoms to ACT residents. This would lift the stay-at-home orders Canberrans have been subject to in NSW since August.
NSW was expected to reach 70 per cent early next week and 80 per cent about two weeks after that. The current trajectory means ACT residents will be permitted to travel in NSW from about October 18, the week after lockdown ends in the ACT.
While double-vaccinated Canberrans will likely be permitted to travel to Sydney at 80 per cent, there will still be Local Government Areas across NSW in lockdown.
Victoria has also tied interstate travel to that 80 per cent vaccination target. Currently, just over 50 per cent of the Victorian population is double vaccinated and its modelling predicts reaching 80 per cent on November 5.
On Friday, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said authorities would make announcements next week about the state's border with NSW.
But with Victoria battling surging COVID numbers at the moment, allowing residents of its own state to return is still the area of focus.
During the COVID update, Mr Andrews said while full freedom of movement was forecast for when Victoria reached its 80 per cent milestone, it would soon be easier for residents to get home.
Tasmania currently has border restrictions in place for the ACT, NSW and parts of Victoria, with Premier Peter Gutwein seemingly in no hurry to open up.
Mr Gutwein told reporters this week unrestricted travel at 80 per cent vaccination rate would have devastating consequences for the state.
At odds with the national direction, Tasmania will aim for 90 per vaccination before interstate travel is permitted for all jurisdictions.
Mr Gutwein said this should occur before Christmas.
"We should hit our target for the over-16 cohort by the first of December, and the remaining 12- to 15-year-olds should be completed shortly thereafter," Mr Gutwein said.
Canberra residents have been prohibited from entering South Australia since July, except for essential travellers.
The president of the Australian Medical Association in South Australian met with SA Health this week to discuss the borders reopening to NSW.
The outcome of the meeting: a plan for dealing with the likely surge of cases was three weeks away.
No mention of Canberrans sneaking in first.
The territory reported a new milestone in its vaccination rollout this week, with NT Health reporting more than 60 per cent of its population was now fully vaccinated.
Health authorities said the NT was on track to reach 80 per cent during November.
However, with concerns over vaccination rates in Indigenous communities it is quite unlikely the territory will open up in time for Christmas.
It's not looking good for ACT residents hoping to visit family and friends in Western Australia for Christmas, either.
Qantas announced it will cancel most of its flights from WA to Sydney and Melbourne until February, after discussions with the state indicated their borders won't be open to NSW and Victoria until early next year.
Premier Mark McGowan has previously said he wants at least 80 per cent of eligible West Australians vaccinated before even setting a date for bringing down the hard border.
Currently just over 47 per cent of residents are vaccinated, the lowest rate in the nation.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk this week indicated she would make no decisions on borders until after Friday's national cabinet meeting.
With the second lowest vaccination rates in the country, the state is not expected to open up before Christmas.
What about overseas?
Australians will soon be able to freely travel overseas and fully vaccinated people will be allowed to quarantine at home, following an announcement from the Prime Minister on Friday.
Tough border measures preventing people from leaving Australia without approval will be scrapped when 80 per cent double-dose vaccination coverage for people aged 16 and over is reached.
Qantas will bring forward the restart of some international flights to November 14. This will include flights between Sydney and London and flights between Sydney and Los Angeles.
Qantas had also planned to resume flights to destinations including Fiji, Canada, Singapore and Japan in early December, as well as New Zealand from mid-December and Hong Kong from February.
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