NSW COVID-19 travel guidance

There are no travel restrictions for entering NSW.

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Travelling to and from NSW

There are no restrictions for entering NSW, but it is recommended that you monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19. If you develop symptoms, it is recommended you get tested for COVID-19 and stay at home or in your accommodation until your symptoms have resolved, even if you receive a negative result. 

If you test positive to COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test, NSW Health recommends you register your result with Service NSW.

COVID-19 information for travellers

Before you book your travel, check you meet all of Australia’s border requirements. 

Remember that states and territories, destinations, airlines and cruise ships may have their own COVID-19 vaccination, testing and masking requirements you must meet. 

Find your nearest COVID-19 testing clinic. COVID-19 testing for international travel clearance purposes (departures) is conducted at private pathology clinics only and charges apply for this service.

Understand what you need to do if you test positive, and the NSW Health advice for managing your illness.


Translation and interpreting services are available at NSW COVID-19 clinics. Ask the clinic to call 131 450.

There are also COVID-19 resources in community languages available on the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) website.

Apps for travelling in NSW

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Opal Travel

Opal Travel is the official app for managing your travel across the Opal network in Sydney and greater New South Wales. Use the app to add value to your Opal card remotely, enable auto top-ups, view your travel history and access other useful public transport information.

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Live Traffic NSW

Incidents and conditions on NSW roads 24/7 from the Transport Management Centre.

Service NSW App

Service NSW

Stay up-to-date with the latest NSW Government COVID-19 information. Access digital licences, renew your rego and check fines and demerits.

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