UPDATED: Monday 20 December 2021

Australia is continuing its COVID reopening as states learn to live with the virus, allowing the removal of various border restrictions.

Here’s where Canberrans can currently travel and the rules in place upon entry.

New South Wales

Canberrans are free to travel without restrictions to and from NSW, regardless of their vaccination status.

The ACT still considers some areas as high risk for unvaccinated travellers.



Travel between Victoria and the ACT is unrestricted for fully vaccinated people, the ACT still considers some areas as high risk.

South Australia

South Australia borders have reopened to fully vaccinated travellers from the ACT, NSW and Vic.

Declaration forms and testing requirements remain in place.


Fully vaccinated travellers are again welcome back into the Sunshine State.


You’ll need a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your arrival and on day 5 of your stay.

The state only considers people fully vaccinated one week after their second jab.


Canberrans are free to visit Tasmania.

Fully vaccinated travellers be required to complete a travel pass and a negative COVID test within 72 hours of depature.

Northern Territory


Quarantine-free to the top end has resume for fully vaccinated travellers.

You’ll need a negative COVID-19 72 hours before you get there, 72 hours after your arrival and on Day 6 of your stay.

Western Australia

WA remains closed to the mainland states and territories of Australia but has announced a firm reopening date.

Quarantine-free travel into the state will resume on 5 February with testing requirements in place.

If your trip to WA is longer than 6 days you’ll need to return a negative PCR test 72 hours before arriving and 48 hours after arriving.


If your trip is 5 days or less, you’ll only need to return a negative PCR 72 hours before your trip with no follow up testing requirements.

New Zealand

Travel to New Zealand remains off limits for Aussies for now.

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