New South Wales (NSW)

Page last updated: 12/02/2021

If travel advice changes, you may need to cancel or amend your travel plans on short notice.

Make sure you’re aware of general advice when you are travelling.

COVID-19 affected areas of NSW

There are currently no COVID-19 affected areas of NSW.

However, a returned overseas traveller in New South Wales has tested positive to COVID-19 on day 16 after being released from hotel quarantine on day 14.

The person visited a number of venues in Wollongong and surrounding areas between 2 and 6 February, as well as a café in Brighton Le Sands in south-eastern Sydney, before they were notified of the positive result from their day-16 test.

If you are in the ACT and recently visited these areas, check the listed exposure sites and dates on the NSW Health website and follow the health advice.

Travelling from the ACT to NSW

Currently, ACT residents can travel to all areas of New South Wales.

It is your responsibility to understand the travel restrictions NSW has in place.

You may need to declare your travel or quarantine.

To find out if you need to declare your travel, apply for border passes, or quarantine when you arrive, visit the NSW Health website.

Travelling from NSW to the ACT

Currently, NSW residents and people coming from NSW can travel to the ACT.

There are no requirements to advise ACT Health you are travelling or to quarantine.

Under a Public Health Direction effective 11.59pm on Friday 22 January 2021, face masks are mandatory for people aged 12 and over while inside the Canberra Airport terminal and during domestic commercial flights in and out of Canberra. Find out more on the Protect yourself page.

If you are transiting through other states or territories to reach the ACT, you must check the advice from that state or territory.

If you need to return to NSW, please visit the NSW Health website for the latest travel advice.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: February 12 2021