Fully vaccinated Australians arriving in Sydney from overseas will no longer have to quarantine starting Nov. 1.
At a briefing, New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet suggested that quarantine-free travel might also be available for all vaccinated international travelers when he said, “We are opening Sydney and New South Wales to the world.”
Yet Prime Minister Scott Morrison later said the easing of entry restrictions at the border is meant only for Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate families.
“This is about Australian residents and citizens first,” Morrison said at a briefing, following Perrottet’s announcement.
“(The) Commonwealth Government has made no decisions to allow other visa holders … to come into Australia under these arrangements. They are decisions for the Commonwealth Government, as the premier and I know,” he said.
The prime minister did not give any indication as to when the border restrictions would be eased for other travelers.