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NSW COVID-19 travel restrictions

Travelling in, out and around NSW during COVID-19.

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Travelling within NSW

Travel restrictions between Greater Sydney and regional and rural NSW for holiday or recreational visits no longer apply but there are new rules for international passengers.

You do not need to register to travel within NSW. 

To read the rules about travelling within NSW visit:

Travel to and from NSW

Information about entering NSW from other Australian states or territories and leaving NSW to go to another state or territory.
Rules for travelling from overseas to NSW or transiting through NSW to another state or territory.
If you enter NSW from another country, you will need to quarantine on arrival. Find out the rules and how they apply to you.

International passengers arriving in NSW - Omicron update

All international passengers who have recently landed in NSW – and their household contacts – should read NSW Health information and understand the rules for international travel to and from NSW.

From 12am on 28 November, all fully vaccinated international passengers arriving in NSW who have been in an overseas country, but not a country of concern, must:

  • Get a COVID-19 PCR (nose and throat) test no later than 24 hours after arrival in NSW
  • Travel by the most practicable direct route to their residence, or other suitable place in NSW or interstate where they intend to self-isolate. Vaccinated passengers can only transit in a private vehicle, taxi, rideshare, by rail or aircraft
  • Self-isolate for 72 hours and receive a negative COVID-19 test result
  • Follow the rules for people who are fully vaccinated

All passengers arriving in NSW who have been in countries of concern in the 14-day period before their arrival must enter hotel quarantine for 14 days, irrespective of their vaccination status. 

Anyone who has already arrived in NSW and has been in a country of concern 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

All unvaccinated passengers 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. 

Visit COVID-19 rules for more information.

While you are in NSW

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Service NSW

You can check in to COVID Safe businesses who are using their NSW Government QR Code, via the Service NSW app.

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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.


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