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Interstate travellers

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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Western Australia

Effective 2:01am, 27 April

The rules for travellers from Western Australia have changed. Stay-at-home directions no longer apply however the following rules remain in place.

NSW entry declaration form

You must complete an NSW entry declaration form if you:

  • are entering NSW on or after 12:01am, Saturday 24 April 2021, and
  • you have been in Western Australia (an affected area) in the previous 14 days.

You must complete the form:

  • either within the 24-hour period 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.

If you have been to a place listed in a concerns notice

If you have been in a place of high concern, you may only enter NSW if you are a resident of NSW. Follow the rules and NSW Health advice if you have been to a:

  • Category A place of high concern (close contact venues), or
  • Category B place of high concern (casual contact venues).

Before travelling to NSW, if you have been to a close contact venue or casual contact venue you must contact NSW Health on 1800 943 553 to determine if you are permitted to return to NSW.

Returning NSW residents will only be permitted to travel to NSW in a manner that does not pose a public health risk.

If you are identified as a close contact

  • you will not be considered safe to travel on a plane
  • you must get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days since your last exposure.

Category A place of high concern (close contact venues)

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

  • comply with the public health requirements of the Department of Health, Western Australia
  • follow NSW Health's Interstate Traveller Guidelines if you have been in a place of high concern.

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 place of high concern

If you have been to a Category B place 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

  • are entering NSW from an affected area
  • have been to a place of high concern during the time and date listed in the COVID-19 concerns notice.

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 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

NSW entry form (Western Australia)

Complete this form if you have been in WA since 24 April

 

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