Quarantine changes

From 30 April 2022, unvaccinated international arrivals will not be required to undertake hotel quarantine. These passengers will follow the same guidelines as fully vaccinated international arrivals and take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival.

Update on COVID settings

Who is considered fully vaccinated?

A fully vaccinated passenger is a person who:

  • before arriving in NSW has received the number of doses required for a complete course of a COVID-19 vaccine (and unvaccinated children under 18 years who accompany them), or
  • has sufficient evidence to demonstrate that they have a medical contraindication to all COVID-19 vaccines reasonably available, and unvaccinated children under 18 years who accompany them. Please see the current Australian clinical guidance for further information.
  • children (under 18 years) who are not fully vaccinated and who arrive unaccompanied.

For international arrivals to qualify as vaccinated, they must be fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines approved or recognised by Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). For information on current TGA approved and recognised vaccines for COVID-19 visit the NSW Government website.

People who have been vaccinated in Australia will need to present an Australian International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate. For more information on how to do this, visit the NSW Government website. People vaccinated in other countries will need to present proof of vaccination that meets the criteria:

  • a paper or digital certificate issued by a national or state/provincial-level authority or an accredited vaccination provider
  • written in English or accompanied by a certified translation
  • containing at a minimum:
    • name as it appears in the person's passport
    • date of birth or passport number or national identity number
    • the vaccine brand name, date of each dose or date when the full course of immunisation was completed.
  • the date the full course of vaccine was completed must be at least 7 days prior to entry to NSW.

For more information on quarantine visit the NSW Government website

Current as at: Saturday 30 April 2022
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW