NSW COVID-19 travel guidance

There are no travel restrictions for entering NSW. But there are rules about testing and isolation to protect people from the spread of COVID-19.

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Family greeting at airport

Travelling to and from NSW

There are no restrictions for entering NSW, but there is important information you should know when visiting or travelling interstate.

Interstate travel to and from NSW

COVID-19 rules for people

Face mask rules in NSW

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test in NSW must register their result and follow the self-isolation rules.

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. 

Understand what you need to do and the NSW Health advice for testing positive to COVID-19 and managing it.

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.

A father takes the temperature of his sick daughter while having a telehealth consult

If you visit or travel with someone who has COVID-19, or are a close contact, follow these guidelines to help protect your loved ones and other people in the NSW community.

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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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