NSW government has announced removing quarantine requirements and caps for overseas arrivals from next month.
From 1 November, the NSW Government will remove quarantine requirements and caps for overseas arrivals who the Commonwealth Government recognises as fully vaccinated with a TGA-approved vaccine, the NSW government has announced.
The Australian state is expected to achieve the target of 80 per cent vaccination this weekend.
“The State’s rapid rate of second dose vaccinations means that next Monday, 18 October is firming as the day that the Reopening NSW Roadmap’s 80 per cent settings will come into effect for those who are fully vaccinated,” the state government said in a statement.
This would mean the community sport will resume, more friends and family will be reunited, and there will no longer be a cap on guests at weddings and funerals. Masks will also no longer be required in offices, and drinking while standing and dancing will be permitted indoors and outdoors at hospitality venues.
“Also from 1 November, the NSW Government will remove quarantine requirements and caps for overseas arrivals who the Commonwealth Government recognises as fully vaccinated with a TGA-approved vaccine, helping Australians stranded abroad get home before the end of the year. Further advice about testing requirements for arrivals will be provided in the coming days,” reads the statement.
The government added that fully vaccinated travellers already in quarantine will also complete their quarantine requirements on 1 November, even if it is less than 14-days.
“Overseas arrivals who are not fully vaccinated will be capped at 210 people per week and will be required to undergo mandatory 14-days hotel quarantine,” it said.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the easing of restrictions and return of overseas travellers would help reunite families and significantly boost the economy.
“We have reached this vaccination milestone quicker than anyone thought we could, and that is a testament to the hard work of people across the State turning out to get vaccinated,” Mr Perrottet said.
“Welcoming back fully vaccinated travellers will not only mean families and friends can be home in time for Christmas, but it will also give our economy a major boost.”