COVID-19 restrictions are now in place for regional NSW including limits on the number of visitors people can have at home, and mandatory mask-wearing on public transport, in non-residential indoor areas (including workplaces), at airports and on commercial flights. There are also travel restrictions for entering NSW and entering Queensland.
Stay at home orders
Due to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney, everyone in Greater Sydney must stay home unless they have a reasonable excuse. Stay at home rules and restrictions apply to people who live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour).
Anyone who has been in the Greater Sydney region, on or after Monday 21 June, must follow the stay at home rules for 14 days after leaving Greater Sydney, unless exempt. It is important for anyone who has visited Greater Sydney since 21 June, to regularly review the case locations and follow the relevant health advice.
Regional NSW and Greater Sydney restrictions are in place until 9 July 2021 – learn more about the current COVID-19 rules and restrictions on the NSW Health website.
On 29 June, a 3-day lockdown was announced for South East Queensland (and other areas of Queensland), with increased COVID-19 restrictions. All NSW residents, including those from the border zone, are now required to complete a travel declaration to enter Queensland. A border zone pass is valid for 14 days. For more information on current COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland or travelling to Queensland visit Queensland Health’s website.
NSW travel declaration
From Wednesday 30 June, everyone entering NSW from Queensland must fill in a border pass. Passes are valid for 24 hours, after which you must apply for a new pass. Apply for NSW entry.
NSW Health advise against non-essential travel and people should not be travelling to NSW unless they are permitted to under the NSW Public Health Orders. Check the NSW government website regularly and follow relevant travel advice on a route of concerns.
Border zone residents
As the border zone requirements are changing frequently, we urge you to check the government websites before travelling in either direction across the NSW–Queensland border.