What are the new COVID-19 restrictions for Sydney and NSW?
20th June 2021

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NSW has introduced a number of new COVID-19 restrictions in response to the latest eastern suburbs outbreak and other states have introduced restrictions for travel to and from NSW.

We’ll keep updating this with the latest information.


Masks will be mandatory on public transport, taxis and ride-share services in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour, including in waiting areas, until Thursday.

Masks are back on among commuters in Sydney.Credit:Getty

Additional mask-wearing rules have been introduced for seven local government areas: Randwick, Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West, City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra.

People in these areas are required to wear masks in indoor settings, including at hospitality venues (except when eating or drinking), including front-of-house staff, in retail stores and theatres, and in aged care facilities until Thursday.


New travel restrictions for movement to and from NSW have been introduced by governments in all states and territories.


People who aren’t Queensland residents and have travelled to an “amber area” in NSW, which means a declared COVID-19 hotspot, are not allowed to enter Queensland. Check the Queensland Health website for the latest amber areas.

Anyone already in Queensland from June 18 who realises they have been to an exposure site is required to self-isolate immediately for 14 days from the date of exposure, get tested, complete Queensland Health’s contact tracing form and wait to be contacted by health authorities.

Anyone who visited an exposure site and enters Queensland after June 18 is required to quarantine in government-arranged accommodation for 14 days at their own expense, unless it has been 14 days since they visited the site.


People arriving in Victoria from the City of Sydney, Waverley or Woollahra local government areas must get an orange zone permit, get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Those already in Victoria who visited an exposure site after June 11 are required to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

All travellers to Victoria must apply for a travel permit, even if they are in a green zone.

Western Australia

Anyone travelling to Western Australia from NSW from June 19 is required to get tested for COVID-19 within 48 hours of arrival and self-quarantine until a negative result is returned and to wear a mask when transiting to quarantine premises or a testing centre within WA.

Anyone already in WA who visited an exposure site in NSW is being asked to get tested immediately, self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure and present for a day 11 COVID-19 test.

South Australia

From June 19, anyone who has been in the Waverley local government area in the 14 days prior, but not before June 11, is not allowed to enter.

Northern Territory

Anyone who has been to an exposure site since June 1 and is in the NT or will arrive in the NT is required to get tested and isolate for 14 days from the date of exposure, regardless of their result.

Anyone classified as a casual contact by NSW Health must get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.


Anyone who has visited high-risk exposure sites in NSW in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania is not allowed to enter. A list of sites classified as high-risk by the Tasmanian government is available here.

Everyone else is allowed to enter Tasmania without quarantining.


Non-ACT residents who have travelled to a close contact exposure site in NSW are not allowed to enter the territory unless they obtain an exemption.

Anyone who has been to a casual contact exposure site must complete a declaration form, follow directions from ACT Health on getting tested, isolate until informed of a negative result and continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days from exposure.

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