The Australian Government is currently restricting entry to people travelling to Australia.
All travellers returning or arriving from overseas must self-isolate for 14 days.
Quarantine requirements: Public Health (COVID-19 Quarantine) Order 2020
If you arrived in NSW from overseas on or after 17 March 2020
An order has been made under the Public Health Act 2020 requiring anyone who returned from overseas on or after 17 March 2020 to self-isolation for 14 days from the date of their return. Offences apply to people who do not comply with this requirement.
The isolation period starts on arrival in NSW and ends at midnight on the 14th day after arrival.
This applies to everyone who arrived in NSW and who immediately before coming to NSW had been to a country other than Australia, even if you have no symptoms.
Under the order, if you arrived in NSW on or after 17 March 2020 and who immediately before coming to NSW had been to a country other than Australia you must:
- travel from your point of arrival in New South Wales to your home, hotel or other suitable premises
- reside in the premises during the isolation period (commencing when you arrive in NSW and ending at midnight on the 14th day after that arrival)
- not leave the premises during the quarantine period except:
- for the purposes of obtaining medical care or medical supplies
- because of an emergency
- circumstances where the person is able to avoid close contact with other persons
- not permit anyone else to enter the premises unless the person
- usually resides at the premises
- is also in self-isolation for the same period
- is visiting for medical purposes or because of an emergency
- You must isolate yourself in your home or a hotel for 14 days from the day you returned from travel. This applies to everyone, even if you have no symptoms.
This order does not apply to someone who arrives in NSW as a member of a flight crew (or is transiting to a place outside of NSW).
It is an offence not to comply with the order, with a maximum penalty of $11,000 and/or six months imprisonment and $5,500 for each day a person does not comply.
If you arrived in NSW from overseas before 17 March 2020
People who are waiting for test results
If you are suspected to have COVID-19 but are waiting for your results, follow the health advice for suspected cases. You must stay at home and separate yourself from other people in your home until you are advised that you no longer need to be in isolation. You should monitor your symptoms and call for medical assistance if they get worse.
People who have COVID-19
If you are confirmed to have COVID-19, follow the health advice for confirmed cases. You must stay at home and separate yourself from other people in your home until you are advised that you no longer need to be in isolation. You should monitor your symptoms and call for medical assistance if they get worse.