Sydney is going to be open for business.
Quarantine on arrival will be a thing of the past in New South Wales from November with Premier Dominic Perrottet stating vaccinated domestic and international travellers will not have to isolate on arrival into the State.
The only catch – travellers from around the world will need to be fully vaccinated and test negative for COVID-19 on departure and arrival.
New South Wales is the first State in Australia to announce it will open up to travellers from overseas and scrap quarantine rules.
While this may come as a shock to us in Western Australia having lived mostly COVID-19 free, as of October 11th New South Wales has recorded 93.9% one dose vaccination rate and 74.5% of individuals are fully vaccinated.
Compared to Western Australia we are at 72.6% one dose and 52.8% two doses.
“For double vaccinated people around the world, Sydney and NSW is open for business,” Mr Perrottet said this morning.
“We want people back.”
As of the 14th of October Australia has over 26,000 active cases in the country. New South Wales has 5,599 and Victoria 20,505. Western Australia currently has 9 active cases.
Further Perth news on SoPerth.com.au.