28 January 2022 6:57

Australia’s response to Omicron COVID-19; State-wise details inside

After arriving in VICTORIA travellers are required to quarantine at home for any other private accommodation, including hotels, for 72 hours upon arrival.

Here are the statewide details of the response to the new Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern.

Victoria (VIC) rules;

1- All travellers arriving in Victoria who have visited South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Seychelles, Malawi, and Mozambique in the past 14 days are required to undertake 14 days’ hotel quarantine.

2- Fully Vaccinated travellers from other countries after arriving in VIC travellers are required to quarantine at home for any other private accommodation, including hotels, for 72 hours upon arrival. You cannot transit through Victoria during this period. 

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3- Travellers must get a Covid test within 24hrs and if negative they are still required to quarantine for 72 hours after the arrival.

4- Travellers are also required to get a PCR test between day 5 & 7.

New South Wales (NSW) rules:

1- Travellers arriving into NSW who have visited South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Seychelles, Malawi, and Mozambique in the past 14 days are required to undertake 14 days’ hotel quarantine.

2- Fully Vaccinated travellers from other countries after arriving in NSW are required to quarantine at home or a place where you can self isolate in NSW by the most direct route for 72 hours upon arrival.

3- Travellers must get a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival and on or after Day 6. Travellers cannot transit from SYD to another domestic flight.

4- Travellers can transit by road beyond Sydney to another NSW region to self-isolate and test. 

Queensland (QLD) rules:

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1- No changes, currently all overseas travellers are required to hotel quarantine for 14 days. Once QLD hit 80% (from 17 Dec or earlier) 14-day quarantine is still required, some fully vaccinated travellers may be eligible for home quarantine otherwise hotel quarantine will be required. 

South Australia (SA) rules:

1- Fully vaccinated overseas travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days (changed from 7), be tested on arrival, days 6 & 13. Unvaccinated require an exemption to get into the state.

Western Australia (WA) rules:

1- No changes, fully vaccinated overseas travellers are required to hotel quarantine for 14 days, to be tested on arrival, day 5, 13, 17 & 21. 

Northern Territory (NT) rules:

1- No changes, fully vaccinated overseas travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days in a supervised facility. Unvaccinated require an exemption to get into the state.

We are continuing to monitor the individual state’s new rules and will send through updates as they come through.

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