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NSW To Scrap Quarantine For Fully Vaccinated International Travellers From November 1

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer

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NSW will be the first state in Australia to open to the rest of the world.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced major changes to travel into NSW. From November 1, fully vaccinated international travellers will no longer need to quarantine at home or in a hotel.

“For double vaccinated people around the world, Sydney, New South Wales is open for business. We want people back. We are leading the nation out of the pandemic,” NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said.

399 covid-19 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours with 4 deaths. Since smashing the 70 per cent vaccination target, NSW has seen a consistent drop in numbers.

Quarantine changes in NSW

The premier announced quarantine changes this morning. Although travellers to NSW will not need to quarantine, they will need to present proof of a TGA-approved vaccine and undertake a PCR test before they board their flight. Unvaccinated travellers will be required to go into hotel quarantine for 14 days. There will also be a cap on unvaxxed arrivals.

“Hotel quarantine, home quarantine is a thing of the past. We are opening Sydney and New South Wales to the world, and that date will come in on November 1st,” the premier added.

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Why have quarantine changes been announced in NSW

The state is fast approaching its 80 per cent fully vaccination target and is expected to smash it this weekend.

The primary reason for these changes in quarantine is to allow Australians stranded abroad to return home and reignite international tourism in the state.

“We can’t live here in a hermit kingdom,” Mr Perrottet said.

“We’ve got to open up, and this decision today is a big one, but it is the right one, to get NSW connected globally.”

Find more information on quarantine changes in NSW here.

Want to know more about the changes coming at 80 per cent? Check out NSW’s roadmap out of lockdown. 

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