UPDATE: COVID-19 TRAVEL INFORMATION
The Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour regions of NSW have been declared as COVID-19 affected areas from 11.59pm Friday 9 July 2021.
No travel to and from Greater Sydney should take place during this time.
If you are an ACT resident and have left Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour regions of NSW after 11.59 on Friday 9 July 2021 and are seeking to enter the ACT, you must:
- complete the online exemption form within 24 hours prior to arriving in the ACT
- enter quarantine immediately for 14 days or until advised by an authorised person within ACT Health upon return to the ACT.
This includes people who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Exemptions will be granted to ACT residents once there has been verification of identity and residency in the ACT and confirmation of the location and suitability of a quarantine premises.
If you are a non-ACT resident and you have been in Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour regions of NSW in the previous 14 days, you must not enter the ACT unless you obtain an exemption before arriving.
Where an exemption is granted, you must enter quarantine immediately for 14 days at a suitable premise or at a hotel at your own expense.
People who left Greater Sydney prior to 11.59pm on 9 July 2021 will enter into stay-at-home orders under current restrictions levels. People already under the stay-at-home order will need to continue to follow these requirements. They will not be required to enter quarantine.
While face masks will no longer be mandatory after 11:59pm, 9 July, we encourage you to use face masks when physical distancing is not possible. However, you should be prepared for this advice to change on short notice.
Travel between Greater Sydney and the ACT
The COVID-19 situation in Greater Sydney is serious. We’d like to remind everyone that you should not be travelling between Greater Sydney and the ACT at this time.
Find more information here: www.covid19.act.gov.au/travel/entering-the-act/nsw
Travel between Victoria and the ACT
The Victorian Acting Chief Health Officer has declared that all of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory will become a red zone (other than for direct transit) under Victoria’s travel permit system at 11:59pm Sunday 11 July.
This means the Victorian border is effectively closed to New South Wales and the ACT residents.
For more information on Victorian border restrictions, please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/statement-nsw-victoria-border-closure
If you are seeking to travel into the ACT from Victoria, you must first ensure that you follow the Victorian Government’s public health directions.
If you have spent any time in Greater Melbourne in the last 14 days you will need to complete an online declaration form within 24 hours prior to arrival.
If you are travelling to the ACT from anywhere in Victoria other than Greater Melbourne, and you haven’t visited a close or casual contact exposure location, you do not need to advise ACT Health that you are travelling, and you will not be subject to any requirements once in the ACT.