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Rules and restrictions apply if you have been in an affected area, place of concern or place of high concern and are entering or have entered NSW.

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Queensland: affected areas

You must complete an NSW entry declaration form if you 

  • are entering NSW after 5pm on 29 March 2021, and
  • in the previous 14 days have been in the suburbs covered by
    • Brisbane City Council
    • Logan City
    • Moreton Bay Regional Council
    • Ipswich City or
    • Redland City.

You must complete the declaration form

  • either 24 hours before you enter NSW or on entry
  • whether you cross the border by any means including air, road or rail
  • each time you enter NSW, but not more than once per calendar day.

Queensland: areas of high concern

Travel to or through NSW

You must be a returning resident of NSW to enter or transit through NSW if, at the date and time listed in the COVID-19 concerns notice, you have been to a

Before travelling, if you have been to a close contact venue or casual contact venue, contact NSW Health on 1800 943 553to determine the safest way to travel that does not pose a public risk to others.

Testing and self-isolation requirements

Category A area of high concern (close contact venues)

Close contact venues have been confirmed in the Brisbane and Gladstone areas.

If you have been to a Category A area of high concern (close contact venues) at the date and time listed in the COVID-19 concerns notice you must

After arriving in NSW, or if you are already in NSW and have been to a close contact venue, at the time and date listed in the concerns notice you must

  • immediately travel to your place of residence or another suitable place
  • self-isolate for 14 days.

Category B area of high concern

If you have been to a Category B area of high concern (casual contact venues) at the date and time listed in the COVID-19 concerns notice, follow NSW Health's Interstate Traveller Guidelines.

After arriving in NSW, or if you are already in NSW and have been to a casual contact venue, you must

  • immediately travel to your place of residence or another suitable place
  • self-isolate until you receive a negative COVID-19 test result.

Arriving into NSW from interstate

Rules apply to people who

Providing a declaration

You must complete a declaration if you have been in an affected area in the previous 14 days.

You must complete the declaration either 24 hours before you arrive or on arrival into NSW.

Permission to enter NSW

You may enter, stay in or transit through NSW if you have not been to an interstate place of high concern within the time specified in the the COVID-19 concerns notice.

Travel restrictions

Restrictions apply to entering NSW if you have been in an interstate place of high concern within the time specified in the COVID-19 concerns notice.

If you are a NSW resident you may enter NSW.

If you are not a NSW resident and have been to an interstate place of high concern within the time specified in the COVID-19 concerns notice you may only enter NSW if you transit through and leave by the most direct practicable route.

Requirement to self-isolate

If you are a NSW resident and have been in an interstate place of high concern within the time specified in a COVID-19 concerns notice, you must

  • get tested and self-isolate for 14 days if you have been to a Category A place of high concern (close contact venue), or
  • get tested and self-isolate until you receive a negative test result if you have been to a Category B place of high concern (casual contact venue) and
  • follow the Interstate Traveller Guidelines.
NSW entry declaration (Queensland)

Only complete this form if you have been in a Queensland affected area

 

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