Interstate COVID-19 border rules have changed yet again — here's where you can travel – ABC News

Interstate COVID-19 border rules have changed yet again — here's where you can travel – ABC News

Interstate COVID-19 border rules have changed yet again — here's where you can travel – ABC News

Zero-COVID states are slowly beginning to ease border restrictions with parts of the country where COVID-19 is spreading in the community. 
That means travel rules are once again changing, and it's easier to get into the rest of the country from Victoria, NSW and the ACT.
But the rules are still confusing, made more so by changes to home quarantine rules for fully vaccinated people entering Queensland and South Australia.
So we've put together this simple guide of what each state requires for people entering.
Remember this only shows the rules for your destination — so if you want to make a return trip, make sure you check your home state or territory's rules as well.
Also, this is just a guide and you may face additional restrictions if you have COVID, are isolating or have visited an exposure site. 
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Provided you have not been to an exposure site and aren't subject to other restrictions, you can, with one exception, freely enter NSW without filling out an entry declaration form.
The only restriction is on unvaccinated people aged over 16 who live in Victoria. They can't travel to NSW for holiday or recreational purposes.
While most people can enter NSW, several jurisdictions have restrictions on people who've been in the state.
Yes, all of Australia is currently considered a green zone by the Victorian government.
That means anyone can enter however you'll need to apply for a permit from Service Victoria. 
You can apply for a permit here.
However, like NSW, Victoria is subject to travel restrictions by some other parts of the country.
People in Tasmania, WA and SA can all travel to Queensland without restriction.
Travellers from the NT can enter but if they are coming from Katherine, which is a declared orange zone, they will have to quarantine on arrival into Queensland. 
People who have been in NSW, Victoria or the ACT will be subject to restrictions but, as of Monday, home quarantine will be an option only if the traveller meets the following requirements:
Previously, travel to Queensland was severely restricted and required an exemption.
The state will ease its border restrictions on December 17, or when it hits 80 per cent double vaccination. From that date, travellers from other parts of the country won't have to quarantine upon their arrival in Queensland.
Right now, people in Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory can travel to WA with a G2G pass and not have to quarantine.
The ACT is classified as medium risk, meaning people can only enter with approval and must self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival at suitable premises.
If you don't have suitable premises you will be directed to a government-approved quarantine facility.
Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the 72 hours prior to departure is also mandatory.
It's a similar situation if travelling from NSW but you may not be granted entry to WA if you do not have a suitable self-quarantine address available.
People from Victoria, which is classified as extreme risk, will be directed to quarantine at a government-approved facility.
Travellers from the ACT, NSW and Victoria are currently prohibited from entering South Australia, except for essential reasons.
If approved, travellers from those three areas will have to quarantine for 14 days.
Fully vaccinated travellers from the NT can enter SA but will need to self-quarantine until a negative COVID test is received.
Those from Queensland, Tasmania and WA can enter without restriction as long as they have not been in a restricted zone in the past 14 days.
Travellers who have not been in a high-risk geographical area in the last 14 days can enter the ACT without restrictions.
It means people from NSW and Victoria must apply for an exemption form within 72 hours of their intended arrival into the ACT.
NSW, Victoria and the ACT have been classified as high-risk areas, meaning all travellers from there will need to apply for approval to enter Tasmania.
If approved, travellers will have to provide evidence of having undertaken a COVID test and received a negative result in the 72 hours before they are due to arrive, and quarantine will be required. 
People from Queensland can enter Tasmania unless they have visited a declared high-risk location.
All of the ACT, NSW and Victoria are declared hotspots, meaning people can not enter the NT unless they are a returning resident. 
People from all other states can enter unless they have been to a public exposure site in the past 14 days.
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