Travel restrictions are now in place in Australia as the new Omicron B.1.1.529 variant of COVID-19, first identified in South Africa, has reached the country.
Various states have taken measures to stop the spread of the new Omicron B.1.1.529 variant of COVID-19. In addition, the officials have implemented restrictions on overseas arrivals.
Here is what we know so far:
New South Wales
All overseas arrivals are required to get tested and isolated for 72 hours arrivals.
Australian citizens, permanent residents or their immediate family members entering Australia who have been in South Africa, Lesotho, Ekatwini, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Mozambique, or Malawi in the last 14 days will need to be fully quarantined for two weeks irrespective of their vaccination status.
Any other travellers who have been in South Africa, Lesotho, Ekatwini, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Mozambique, or Malawi in the last 14 days are not permitted to enter Australia.
Overseas arrivals are required to get tested and isolated for 72 hours.
International travellers/high-risk locations in Australia must quarantine for 14 days. Low/moderate risk areas need a negative COVID test.
Fully vaccinated overseas arrivals must quarantine until 11:59 PM on Tuesday, 30 November.
Unvaccinated travellers will need to 14-day quarantine.
Arrivals from South Australia will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
International arrivals are already in hotel quarantine. Domestic arrivals from states with open borders go to home quarantine.
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