New South Wales is set to become the first Australian state to end hotel quarantine for those who are fully-vaccinated.
Premier Dominic Perrottet revealed today hotel quarantine would be scrapped for fully-vaccinated travellers from November 1.
“From November 1, those people returning to Australia who want to come back, who want to visit Australia, and are coming to Sydney, hotel quarantine will be a thing of the past,” the premier said.
Travellers will still need to have a PCR test done before they board their flight and will need to show proof that they are fully-vaccinated.
“For double vaccinated people around the world, Sydney, New South Wales is open for business. We want people back. We are leading the nation of the pandemic. Hotel quarantine, home quarantine is a thing of the past.”
Mr Perrottet said this was a significant day for NSW.
He also confirmed that regional travel for Greater Sydney will recommence on the first of November.
“We have made a decision today – and I know for many it will be unpopular, but as Premier I believe it is the right decision, and that is to defer regional travel from Greater Sydney until November 1,” he said.
He said that the decision was made based on vaccination rates.
“The reason we have made the decision is based on vaccination rates in front of us. If you look at where a percentage of LGAs have reached that 80 per cent double-dose here in Sydney, that is where regional NSW will be on November 1.”