Quarantine to be abandoned for fully-vaccinated returning travellers to Sydney Australia


Hotel and home quarantine will no longer be required for double-vaccinated people entering NSW, including those coming from overseas, from November 1.

From that date, people will only be expected to take a COVID-19 test before boarding a flight and show proof of full vaccination, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced at a press conference on Friday morning.

“For double-vaccinated people around the world, Sydney, NSW, is open for business,” he said.

“We want people back. We are leading the nation out of the pandemic.

“Hotel quarantine will be a thing of the past. This is a significant day for our state.”

From November 1, there will be no caps on overseas arrivals of people who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine recognised by the medical regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

“Overseas arrivals who are not fully vaccinated will be capped at 210 people per week, and will be required to undergo mandatory 14-days hotel quarantine,” the government said in a media release.