What are the rules for travelling interstate at the moment?

what are the rules for travelling interstate at the moment

Sumary of What are the rules for travelling interstate at the moment?:

  • Just weeks after most interstate border restrictions in Australia had lifted, a new coronavirus outbreak again cast doubt over many people’s travel plans.
  • The busiest state border in Australia has closed again, this time from Victoria’s end, and each state’s restrictions on arrivals from NSW vary.
  • You should check state government websites before you travel.
  • With that said, these rules are current as of 9:30pm AEDT on December 7. I live in…Tap through to find out where you are able to travel to, depending on where you live: I want to travel to…Tap through to find out what restrictions are current in the place you want to visit: VictoriaWhere can I travel?
  • Western Australia has shut its border to all of Victoria, unless you have an exemption.

Just weeks after most interstate border restrictions in Australia had lifted, a new coronavirus outbreak again cast doubt over many people’s travel plans.

The busiest state border in Australia has closed again, this time from Victoria’s end, and each state’s restrictions on arrivals from NSW vary.

So where can you travel to now and what are the rules? Here’s a rough guide of where things stand around Australia.

Before you make any plans, remember that things can change quickly. You should check state government websites before you travel.

With that said, these rules are current as of 9:30pm AEDT on December 7.

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Victoria

Where can I travel?

Western Australia has shut its border to all of Victoria, unless you have an exemption. You need to apply through G2G PASS to get one.

Tasmania has shut its borders to anyone who has been to a high-risk exposure site in Victoria, unless you’re approved as an essential traveller.

You need to register through the Tas e-Travel system no more than three days before arriving.

The NT’s borders are open to Victoria, but you need to fill in a Border Entry Form.

South Australia’s borders are also open to Victoria, and you need to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration form at least seven days before you leave.

You can also go to Queensland, but if you’ve been anywhere in Victoria in the past 14 days, you need to get tested once you get to your destination in Queensland and quarantine at home until you get a result. You don’t need to apply for a pass.

New South Wales and the ACT are open to Victoria and don’t require permits to enter.

Can I travel to Victoria?

Victoria has only shut its border to New South Wales, so if you haven’t been there in the past 14 days, you’re free to enter.

However, if you are travelling from anywhere in New South Wales, you cannot enter Victoria without a Border Entry Permit or an exemption, even if you live in Victoria.

You can apply for a permit online if you are transiting through New South Wales from another state or territory, if you’re a permitted services worker, or just briefly passing through Victoria.

For all other reasons to enter from NSW, you need to apply for an exemption, which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Residents in a dedicated border zone don’t need to apply for permits, and can cross the land border using a driver’s license.

The transit permit doesn’t allow overnight stays in New South Wales, so if you need to break up your journey, you need to apply for an exemption instead.

For more information on the coronavirus restrictions in Victoria, visit the Victorian Government website.

New South Wales

Where can I travel?

All states and territories have some kind of border restrictions in place with New South Wales.

Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia have closed their borders to anyone who has been in New South Wales in the past 14 days, and you cannot enter those states without an exemption.

To apply for an exemption you can use Victoria’s Border Entry Permit form, Western Australia’s G2G PASS, and South Australia’s Cross Border Travel Registration form.

However, if you live in a local government area that borders Victoria, you can use your driver’s licence to cross the land border.

And people from within 100km of the SA-NSW border can come into SA as long as they have had a COVID–19 test within the past seven days.

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Many Australians have had to change their travel plans.(Supplied: Adobe Stock)

To go to the NT, you need to fill in a Border Entry Form. If you’ve been in a declared hotspot in Sydney, you will need to quarantine.

You can’t go to Tasmania if you’re coming from or have been in Sydney’s northern beaches since December 11.

If you’ve been in other parts of Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains or Wollongong, you can enter Tasmania but need to do 14 days of quarantine at a residential address or other suitable place.

All other parts of New South Wales are considered low risk and welcome to enter Tasmania.

The ACT has restrictions on Greater Sydney, the Northern Beaches, the Central Coast, and Wollongong.

If you’re a NSW resident coming from a COVID-affected area of NSW, you should not enter the ACT without an exemption. If you’re an ACT resident, you need to complete an online declaration.

If you want to go to Queensland, and you have been in New South Wales at any point since December 11, you will need to apply for a Queensland Border Declaration Pass before you enter.

If, in the past 14 days, you have been to a specific part of New South Wales that’s considered a COVID hotspot, you will not be able to enter Queensland without an exemption.

Can I travel to NSW?

New South Wales’ borders are open. You don’t need a permit to enter.

If you live in the border zone with Victoria, you need a valid driver’s license to cross between the states.

For more information on the coronavirus restrictions in NSW, visit the NSW Government website.

Western Australia

Where can I travel?

No states have closed their borders to Western Australia at this point in time, so you’re free to go anywhere you like.

If you’re going to the NT you need to fill in a Border Entry Form.

To get into Tasmania, you need to register through the Tas e-Travel system no more than three days before arriving.

If you’re going to SA, you need to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration form at least seven days before you leave.

Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT and Victoria don’t require permits to enter from Western Australia.

Can I travel to WA?

Travellers from New South Wales and Victoria are not permitted to enter WA without an exemption.

If you’re from one of those states and are permitted entry, you need to self-quarantine for 14 days.

If a suitable premises is not available, you will need to quarantine in a government-approved facility at your own expense.

All other states and territories are considered “very low risk”, and are allowed to travel into WA without quarantining.

But before arriving, travellers must complete a G2G PASS registration and declaration, and will need to do a health screening on arrival at Perth Airport.

For more information on the coronavirus restrictions in WA, visit the WA Government website.

Queensland

Where can I travel?

You can travel wherever you like.

If you’re going to Western Australia, you need to complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration.

To get into the NT, you need to fill in a Border Entry Form.

If you’re heading to Tasmania, you need to register through the Tas e-Travel system no more than three days before arriving.

For South Australia, you need to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration form at least seven days before you leave.

New South Wales and the ACT don’t require permits if you’re coming from Queensland.

Victoria only requires a permit if you’ll be driving through New South Wales to get there.

Can I travel to Queensland?

Queensland’s border is open to everyone, except those travelling from some parts of NSW.

If you have been in New South Wales at any point since December 11, you will need to apply for a Queensland Border Declaration Pass before you enter Queensland.

If, in the past 14 days, you have been to a COVID hotspot, you will not be able to enter Queensland without an exemption.

You can view Queensland’s map of COVID hotspots online.

If you’ve been in Victoria in the past 14 days, you need to get tested once you get to your destination in Queensland and quarantine at home until you get a result.

Only people who have been in New South Wales need to apply for a border pass.

For more information on the coronavirus restrictions in Qld, visit the Qld Government website.

South Australia

Where can I travel?

No states have shut their borders to South Australia at this point in time.

If you want to head to Western Australia, you need to complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration.

If you’re going to the NT you need to fill in a Border Entry Form.

To get into Tasmania, you need to register through the Tas e-Travel system no more than three days before arriving.

New South Wales, the ACT, Queensland and Victoria don’t require permits if you’re coming from South Australia.

Can I travel to South Australia?

Anyone coming to South Australia needs to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration form at least seven days before you leave.

If you’ve been anywhere in New South Wales in the past 14 days, you’ll be barred entry from South Australia unless you have an exemption.

If you need to travel by car through New South Wales on your way to South Australia, you will be allowed to enter providing you don’t stop in Greater Sydney, you wear a face mask on your journey, and you use the most direct route.

South Australians returning from NSW can come back as long as they do a 14-day quarantine.

And people from within 100km of the SA-NSW border can come into SA as long as they have had a COVID–19 test within the past seven days.

Transit through Sydney Airport is also allowed.

For more information on the coronavirus restrictions in SA, visit the SA Government website.

Tasmania

Where can I travel?

You can visit any state or territory you desire.

If that’s Western Australia, you need to complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration before going.

If you’re going to the NT you need to fill in a Border Entry Form.

To get into South Australia, you need to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration form at least seven days before you leave.

New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and the ACT don’t require a permit if you’re coming from Tasmania.

Can I travel to Tasmania?

If you’ve been in a “high-risk” place in Victoria or New South Wales during a certain time, you’re not allowed to enter unless you’re approved as an essential traveller.

In NSW the entire Sydney northern beaches council area is considered to be high risk from any time from December 11.

Victoria’s list includes specific venues during high-risk exposure periods, rather than large areas, so it’s worth checking the list before you head to Tasmania.

If you’re travelling from a “medium risk” area —Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong — you can enter Tasmania, but will need to quarantine for 14 days.

Everywhere else is considered low risk, and is free to enter Tasmania without quarantining.

You need to register through the Tas e-Travel system no more than three days before arriving.

For more information on the coronavirus restrictions in TAS, visit the Tasmanian Government website.

Northern Territory

Where can I travel?

No borders are shut to the NT, so you may travel wherever you like.

If you want to go to WA, you need to complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration before arriving.

To get into Tasmania, you need to register through the Tas e-Travel system no more than three days before arriving.

For South Australia, you need to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration form at least seven days before you leave.

New South Wales, the ACT, Queensland and Victoria don’t require permits if you’re coming from the NT.

Can I travel to the NT?

The border is open to everyone except those coming from any of the NT’s active coronavirus hotspots in NSW.

All arrivals from any state need to fill in a Border Entry Form.

You will need to do 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine if you’ve visited one of the NSW local government areas on the hotspot list.

The list includes about 30 LGAs in the Greater Sydney area, and does not cover regional NSW.

If a place you were in is declared a coronavirus hotspot within 14 days of your arrival in the NT, you need to contact the COVID-19 hotline and follow their advice.

For more information on the coronavirus restrictions in the NT, visit the NT Government website.

ACT

Where can I travel?

No borders are closed to residents of the ACT.

To visit WA, you’ll need to complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration.

If you’re going to the NT you need to fill in a Border Entry Form.

For Tasmania, you need to register through the Tas e-Travel system no more than three days before arriving.

To get into South Australia, you need to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration form at least seven days before you leave.

Queensland and Victoria don’t require permits to enter.

However, if you’ll be travelling to Victoria by driving through New South Wales, you will need to get a Border Entry Permit.

Can I travel to the ACT?

Anyone can travel to the ACT, unless you have been in a COVID-affected part of NSW in the past 14 days.

If you are not an ACT resident, and you have been in the Greater Sydney or the Northern Beaches, Central Coast and Wollongong local government areas, you cannot visit without an exemption.

If you’re an ACT resident heading home from a COVID-affected area, you need to complete an online declaration before you travel.

For more information on the coronavirus restrictions in the ACT, visit the ACT Government website.

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