Quarantine requirements in response to Omicron variant

All fully vaccinated travellers arriving in NSW who have been in any overseas country must get a COVID-19 PCR (nose and throat) test and self-isolate at their place of residence for at least 72 hours.

All travellers arriving in NSW who have been in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, Malawi, and the Seychelles in the 14-day period before their arrival will be required to enter hotel quarantine for 14 days, irrespective of their vaccination status.

Anyone who has already arrived in NSW and has been in these countries within the past 14 days must immediately get a COVID-19 PCR (nose and throat swab) test and self-isolate for 14 days. They must immediately contact NSW Health on 1800 943 553. All household contacts of these travellers should also get tested, self-isolate and follow the public health advice.

All unvaccinated travellers from any overseas country will continue to enter hotel quarantine.

Read more about international travel rules.


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  • 271 total new cases
  • 81,877 tests in last 24 hours
  • 2,692 total active cases

Last 24 hours refers to cases and tests reported from 8pm 30 November to 8pm 1 December 2021.

COVID-19 vaccination in NSW

  • 2,631 doses administered by NSW Health in the past 24 hours
  • 4,165,416 doses administered by NSW Health since 22 February 2021
  • 92.6% of people 16 and over have had two doses
  • 76.8% of people 12 to 15 have had two doses

Past 24 hours refers to vaccine doses administered from 8pm 30 November to 8pm 1 December 2021. Vaccination doses are as of 11:59pm 30 November 2021.

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