The ACT could welcome fully vaccinated travellers, without the need to quarantine, from the start of next month.

It as the Territory looks to align its travel restrictions with New South Wales from 1 November.

The change means Canberrans will be free to travel anywhere within the state, it also means international arrivals into Sydney will be free to then make their way to the Territory.

NSW last week revealed its plan to remove quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers arriving into the state from next month.

However, that plan is still dependent on Federal Government decisions around the granting of visas.

It said restrictions around who will be issued a visa will remain in place past November 1 as it priorities the return of Australians stuck overseas.

On Monday, Queensland also announced quarantine free travel for fully vaccinated travellers from the ACT and other COVID-19 hotspots will be in place before Christmas.


The alignment of travel arrangements with NSW comes as the ACT on Tuesday also announced it was bringing forward the reopening of non-essential retail.

As part of the travel changes, the ACT will move to an individual local government area (LGA) assessment of public health risk from 1 November.

This will allow the ACT Chief Health Officer to declare high-risk LGAs as COVID-affected areas with relevant stay at home or quarantine requirements.

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