NO QUARANTINE OF ANY FORM FOR OVERSEAS ARRIVALS IN NSW
written by Hannah Dowling | October 15, 2021
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced that from 1 November international arrivals will no longer be required to complete any form of hotel or home quarantine.
The new rules, which apply only to fully vaccinated travellers, appear to be a slight deviation from the national plan announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison earlier this month, which specified a seven-day period of home quarantine for those returning to Australia.
It also comes as NSW is set to hit its 80 per cent second dose vaccination target earlier than expected, on Monday, 18 October.
Additionally, from 1 November, all fully vaccinated arrivals currently in hotel quarantine will be released, regardless of how much time is left in their quarantine period.
The number of arrivals that are not yet fully vaccinated, and therefore need to enter 14-day hotel quarantine, will be capped to 210 people per week.
The Premier did note that additional advice on possible testing requirements for overseas arrivals will be provided “in the coming days”.
Perrottet also announced that regional travel between Greater Sydney and the rest of regional NSW will be allowed from 1 November.