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NSW Will Impose Five-Day Stay-at-Home Orders on Travellers Returning from Victoria Since January 29

Which means they'll only be able to leave home for one of four reasons.
By Samantha Teague
February 12, 2021
By Samantha Teague
February 12, 2021

UPDATE, February 13, 2021: Issued late on Friday, February 12, the NSW Government's public health order only requires travellers from Victoria to NSW since 11.59pm on Friday, February 12 to stay at home for the duration of Victoria's lockdown. The government body advised that "the date previously advised has been updated following advice from the NSW Chief Health Officer".


As all of Victoria enters a snap five-day lockdown in a bid to contain its latest COVID-19 outbreak, many states are introducing border closures and restrictions of their own. In NSW, the Government is requiring anyone in NSW who has been in Victoria at any time on or after Friday, January 29 to follow the same stay-at-home restrictions as those coming into force in Victoria.

That means, any returned travellers will need to follow Victoria's stage four rules between 11.59pm on Friday, February 12 and the same time on Wednesday, February 17. Returned travellers will only be able to leave their homes for those familiar four reasons: shopping for essentials; medical and other care and caregiving; exercise; and essential work.

Travellers arriving from Greater Melbourne by road or from Victoria by air or rail must also complete a traveller self-declaration form before entry into NSW.

The NSW Government is also strongly advising against all non-essential travel to Victoria at this time, saying "people who do choose to travel will be required to follow the stay-at-home requirement on their return".

For more information about COVID-19 restrictions in NSW, head to the NSW Health website. To learn more about the Victorian stay-at-home orders, head to the Victoria Department of Health website.

Published on February 12, 2021 by Samantha Teague


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