CEO Update - State Borders Open

Written on the 28 December 2021 by ADIA

CEO Update - State Borders Open

State Borders Open - Restrictions Ease.


Queensland’s state border opened on 13th December 2021 for quarantine-free travel for the fully vaccinated from all Australian states and territories for the first time since the state closed its border to NSW in July.

Fully vaccinated arrivals from hotspot areas are required to have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arriving in Queensland and take a second test on day five after entering the state, but no quarantine is required.

Those entering from areas not declared hotspots are not required to undergo testing before or after entering the state. For more information click here.

New South Wales

15 December 2021 is set to be the date many businesses can once again breathe a sigh of relief with more relaxing of the rules coming into play.  

Check the rules here that will apply to everyone in NSW.

Although the public health orders now permit entry to businesses for people who are not fully vaccinated, some businesses may make it a condition of entry that you are fully vaccinated or wear a face mask.


Victoria has reached Phase D of the National Plan with 90 percent of Victorians aged over 12 fully vaccinated. 

Vaccination requirements apply to everyone aged over 12 years and two months, unless you have a valid medical exemption.  

Many workers are required to be fully vaccinated if they are leaving home for work, regardless of whether their place of work is open for fully vaccinated patrons.? For more information click here


From 15 December 2021 the entry conditions and processes to enter Tasmania will change.

Travellers to Tasmania, including returning residents, need to provide their contact and travel details before entering the State.

Tasmania’s border entry conditions depend on where each traveller has spent time prior to their day of arrival. For more information click here.

South Australia

South Australia has opened its borders to vaccinated travellers. COVID-19 vaccination requirements apply to all travellers over 12 years and 2 months of age, including returning SA residents.

If you are travelling to South Australia from interstate, you must complete an EntryCheck SA application. For more information click here.

Western Australia.

Western Australia’s Premier Mark McGowan has announced the state will open its border to quarantine-free arrivals for interstate and international fully vaccinated travellers on February 5, 2022.


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