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International arrivals from 28 November 2021

A new COVID-19 variant of concern has emerged internationally, the Omicron variant.

From 12am on 28 November, all fully vaccinated travellers arriving in NSW who have been in any overseas country must get a COVID-19 PCR (nose and throat) test and self-isolate at their accommodation or place of residence for at least 72 hours. Further information on self-isolation is available here.

All travellers arriving in NSW who have been in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, Malawi, and Seychelles in the 14-day period before their arrival will be required to enter hotel quarantine for 14 days, irrespective of their vaccination status. 

Anyone who has already arrived in NSW and has been in these countries within the past 14 days must immediately get a COVID-19 PCR (nose and throat swab) test and self-isolate for 14 days. They must contact NSW Health on 1800 943 553

Vaccinated travellers can transit beyond Sydney to another NSW region or state to self-isolate and test. Follow the rules for people who are fully vaccinated

All unvaccinated travellers from any overseas country will continue to enter hotel quarantine and must follow the rules for people who are not fully vaccinated arriving in NSW from overseas. 

Read information from the Australian Government on travelling to Australia.

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