Covid Vaccination Travel Restrictions by State in Australia
Summary at 2022-02-05
SA – no border entry pass. Use app in venues
QLD – no border entry pass. need to show triple vacs for hotel / hospitality venue entry. (not for accommodation)
NT – Border Entry Form. Unvaccinated visitors are not allowed to enter the NT. double or triple vacs Remote community restrictions eg for Utopia art tour, or Titjikala on Simpson tour (can bypass) Use app
NSW – no travel restrictions
WA – 14 days quarantine and double or triple vacs Unvaccinated no entry.
VIC + World Health Organization advise “Masks not recommended” – see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUobFNFnEz0
Full Details and State links see https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/coronavirus
Coming to South Australia from interstate
There are no longer entry requirements for interstate travellers coming to South Australia. This includes essential travellers and cross-border community members.
You no longer need to complete an EntryCheck SA application or have a RAT test before arriving.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you will not be allowed to enter South Australia until 10 days from the date of your first positive COVID-19 test has passed. The day the test is taken is day 0. Exemptions are in place for domestic violence arrivals.
All travellers to SA should download the mySA GOV app from Google Play or the App Store before travelling to South Australia. Anyone who arrives on a plane must use the COVID Safe Check-In to scan a QR code specific to the Adelaide Airport immediately after their arrival.
For more information on domestic travel to South Australia, go to covid-19.sa.gov.au/travel/interstate-travel.
I am unvaccinated and travelling to South Australia from another state. Can I enter South Australia without restrictions?
Do I have to complete an application to enter South Australia?
No. From 12:01 am 1 January 2022, all travellers entering South Australia are no longer required to complete an EntryCheck SA application.
Do I have any requirements when I am in South Australia?
Yes. All travellers must use the COVID Safe Check-In system. It is South Australia’s QR code check-in system.
All travellers should download the mySA GOV app from Google Play or the App Store before travelling to South Australia. You are required to use the COVID Safe Check-In whenever you enter a business or premises displaying an approved QR code.
If you do not have a smartphone, you must complete a manual check-in.
Travel – Queensland
Updated on 22 January 2022, at 11:25 AET
Domestic travel QLD
Queensland domestic border restrictions have ended.
- You no longer need to apply for a border pass.
- You won’t need a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Queensland.
- You won’t need to quarantine if you are unvaccinated.
Restrictions for unvaccinated people
From 17 December 2021, unvaccinated people are not permitted to:
- visit vulnerable settings, including hospitals, residential aged care, disability accommodation services, and prisons. This does not apply to residents and patients of these facilities, and there will be some exceptions for medical treatment, end-of-life visits, childbirth and emergency situations
- attend hospitality venues such as hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants or cafes
- attend indoor entertainment venues such as nightclubs, live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres or cinemas
- attend outdoor entertainment activities such as sporting stadiums, theme parks or tourism experience like reef excursions
- attend festivals – either indoor or outdoor – such as musical festivals, folk festivals or arts festivals
- attend Queensland Government owned galleries, museums or libraries.
Northern Territory border rules
If you’re fully vaccinated you can enter the Northern Territory without having to quarantine.
Those 15 years and under will be considered vaccinated for the purposes of entry into the NT only.
Those who are allowed to enter the NT must:
- Complete a Border Entry Form before arriving in the NT. This form is available at coronavirus.nt.gov.au.
- Have a rapid antigen test (or, RAT) on arrival.
- Do further rapid antigen tests on days 3 and 6.
From Tuesday 1 February 2022, travellers will no longer need to do RAT tests on arrival or on days 3 and 6. However, they will still need to complete a Border Entry Form.
You can travel anywhere in the Northern Territory except to an exclusion zone during the 14 days after you arrive in the NT. Exclusion zones are communities that have a full vaccination rate of less than 80 per cent for residents aged 5 years and over.
If you’re a resident, boarding school student, essential worker, or family member of an essential worker you can return to your home within an exclusion zone if you meet certain conditions. For details, go to coronavirus.nt.gov.au. Click on ‘Border Entry to the NT from 20 December 2021’.
Unvaccinated returning Territorians and people approved to enter the NT need to complete 14 days mandatory supervised quarantine at their own cost.
Unvaccinated visitors are not allowed to enter the NT.
You will need to download the G2G Now app — from the G2G Now app website — before arrival in the Territory. From Tuesday 1 February 2022, this is no longer a requirement.
For information on face-mask rules in the NT, see ‘Face masks — Northern Territory‘ in the Restriction Checker.
For more information on travel, visit coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel or call the NT COVID-19 hotline on 1800 490 484, 8:00am to 4:30pm (ACST), 7 days a week.
To book a COVID-19 test, please visit coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe. Alternatively, call the NT COVID-19 hotline.
Travel within the Northern Territory
Most travel within the Northern Territory is unrestricted. For more information, visit coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/slow-spread/current-restrictions.
Entering remote communities
Anyone entering a remote community in the NT for the purpose of work must have had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Entering a low-vaccination remote community
A low-vaccination-rate remote community is any remote community with a vaccination rate under 70% or any of the 29 communities controlled by the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO).
Anyone who enters one of these communities must wear a mask at all times in public for 7 days after they arrive.
Anyone entering these communities from Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine or any location outside of the Northern Territory must have a rapid antigen test 72 hours before entering the community.
For information on essential travel to remote communities, call the NT Remote Travel Hotline on 1800 518 189, 8:00am to 4.30pm (ACST), Monday to Friday.