Travel Alerts

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE

As at 29 May 2020

The Australian Government is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and restrictions are currently in place regarding travel and public gatherings.

For the latest information about restrictions in NSW, please refer to the NSW Government COVID-19 website.

What can I do?

From 1 June, 2020 the following will be permitted in NSW:

  • travel to regional NSW for a holiday
  • visits to museums, galleries and libraries
  • pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants can have up to 50 customers
  • beauty and nail salon operators can begin treatments under strict COVID-safe guidelines
  • caravan and camping parks can open
  • some NSW National Parks will be open

A full list of current restrictions and the latest health advice is available at NSW.gov.au

 

Domestic Travel

NSW residents will be able to take a holiday anywhere in NSW from Monday 1 June, 2020 when intra-state travel restrictions are lifted.

Travellers from interstate will be able to visit NSW for a holiday from 1 June but will need to comply with the rules of their home state when returning.

While regional NSW will welcome visitors with open arms, holidaymakers should call their planned accommodation venues, attractions and tourism operators to ensure they will be open and confirm bookings before travelling.

Visitors and businesses must follow the latest health advice in terms of physical distancing, practicing good hygiene, and staying home if feeling unwell.

A number of Australian states have closed their borders and restricted intrastate travel. NSW has no border restrictions in place. Refer to the NSW Cross Border Commissioner for details.

Only residents and essential personnel will be permitted to travel to Lord Howe Island during the travel ban (effective 22 March 2020 until at least 18 June 2020), and anyone returning to the island will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

International Travel

At this time, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members are permitted to travel to Australia. All travellers arriving in Australia must self-isolate in a designated facility (such as a hotel) for 14 days in their port of arrival. See Australian Border Force for more information.

An international travel ban is in place for all Australian citizens and permanent residents with few exceptions.

Health and Hygiene

For information on how to protect yourself and others against COVID-19, please follow Australian Health and NSW Health expert advice

Good hygiene and physical distancing recommendations include:

  • Washing your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub
  • Covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Practice physical distancing by standing two arm lengths apart (1.5m) at all times

 

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