Border restrictions: What you need to know before you go

The week that was in border restrictions announcements

Just when states began relaxing border restrictions, fresh outbreaks in NSW, Victoria and Brisbane have forced border closures. So where can you travel to now?


Border restrictions remain in place for visitors who have been in 11 specific Local Government Areas of Greater Sydney. If you need to visit the ACT, you must seek an exemption and quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Restrictions on travel from Brisbane have been lifted.


There are no NSW border restrictions in place. COVID-19 rules apply for those living in Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Wollongong, regional and rural NSW. Face masks are mandatory when visiting supermarkets, pharmacies, shopping centres, places of worship, airports, hair and beauty premises and indoor entertainment venues and on public transports.


All travellers to the NT must complete a border entry form. Restrictions on Brisbane travellers have been lifted, but Greater Sydney is still considered a hotspot. If you're travelling from a designated hotspot, you must enter 14 days supervised quarantine at your own cost ($2500 per person).


The border is closed to anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot or any part of NSW. If you have been in Victoria in the past 14 days, you must be tested and self-quarantine until your result.


If you are travelling from a hotspot in Queensland or NSW, you will be need to be tested for COVID-19 on days one, five and 12 of your 14-day self-quarantine period.


Travellers from high-risk areas, which currently include parts of Brisbane and Melbourne, are not allowed into Tasmania unless they are an approved essential traveller. Those from medium-risk areas, including Sydney, must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.


You must apply for a permit for all domestic travel into Victoria. If you have been in a hotspot, a "red zone", you will be denied entry.


Travellers from NSW, Vic and Qld will not be permitted to enter WA. Visitors from the ACT and NT, Tasmania and SA must undergo health screening on arrival.

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