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The NSW Government has today announced that all quarantine arrangements will be removed for fully vaccinated travellers into NSW from 1 November 2021.

What does this mean
From 1 November all arrivals into NSW, including temporary visa holders AND Australian citizens and permanent residents, who are fully vaccinated with an  Australian government TGA-approved vaccine, will no longer need to quarantine in a hotel or even at their home.

What about those already in hotel quarantine
Fully vaccinated travellers already in quarantine will complete their quarantine requirements on 1 November, even if it is less than 14 days.

What about testing?
Further advice about testing requirements for arrivals will be provided in coming days.

What if not vaccinated or the vaccine is not recognised by the TGA?
Those travellers will need to go into the 14 day hotel quarantine and will be subject to flight caps of 210 arrivals per week in NSW.

Do temporary visa holders still need travel exemptions to enter Australia?
Yes. These are not managed by the NSW government but by the Australian Border Force Commissioner. It is expected these arrangements will be in place until Australia reaches Phase D of the national plan which is expected to be around December.

When will all international travel resume with no requirement for travel exemption requests for temporary visa holders?
This is expected in December 2021 once we reach Phase D of the National Plan.

More information will be provided as we receive it but if you have any questions please contact your Ajuria Lawyers advisor.

DISCLAIMER This information is current as of date of publication and subject to change. The information contained in this publication is of a general nature only. It should not be used as legal advice. To the extent permissible by law, Ajuria Lawyers and its associated entities shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, defects or misrepresentations in the information or for any loss or damage suffered by persons who use or rely on such information. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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